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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.