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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Saint: hagiography.
  • Holy: hagioscope.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek hagios, holy.

Examples

  • Dr. Jeanne Middleton-Hairston, national director of the CDF Freedom Schools program, adds, “This CDF Freedom Schools site holds so much promise for young Black boys in Newark where 78 percent of Black fourth-graders cannot read at grade level.

    Marian Wright Edelman: The Promise of Freedom Schools

  • Only 23% of fourth-graders, 30% of eighth-graders and 21% of 12th-graders knew enough to be considered "proficient" or "advanced" on the national exam, given in January-March 2010.

    Don't Know Much About Geography: Test Results Out

  • Only a third of American fourth-graders could determine distance on a map, and less than half of eighth-graders knew that Islam originated in what is now Saudi Arabia, according to national geography-test scores released Tuesday.

    Don't Know Much About Geography: Test Results Out

  • On the English test, the erasure analysis showed 80% of the fourth-graders' answers with erasures were changed from wrong to right; the average for the school was 35%.

    For teachers, many ways and reasons to cheat on tests

  • Each special issue had a sponsor that bought lots of copies for distribution to fourth-graders, thus subsidizing the project.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I was doing a presentation about writing comic books for a group of fourth-graders, since I'm most known as a comic book writer.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In New York City, our nation's largest, only 18 percent of fourth-graders and 13 percent of eighth-graders demonstrated science proficiency.

    James M. Gentile: Make Educating Future Scientists a Top Priority

  • That news comes on top of previously released results from the Nation's Report Card, which revealed an alarming lack of proficiency in science by public school students nationwide: only 34 percent of fourth-graders, 30 percent of eighth-graders, and 21 percent of 12th-graders are performing at or above the Proficient level in science.

    James M. Gentile: Make Educating Future Scientists a Top Priority

  • Bob McDonnell (R) said Tuesday that he has ordered a full review of the state's textbook adoption process, in the wake of the discovery that a three-teacher state panel approved a history book for fourth-graders that includes a claim that thousands of African-Americans fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

    McDonnell orders review of Virginia textbook adoption process

  • Five Ponds Press says it will begin printing the new edition for fourth-graders early next year.

    Publisher will revise Va. history book

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