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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
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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