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Education News Archive - September 13, 2005

Sep. 12--Chicago Public Schools' one-year dropout rate fell last year after pressure from parents and state legislators pushed city schools to work harder at keeping more teenagers in class, district figures show.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.