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Education News Archive - January 01, 2006

By Gretchen Losi, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif., Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jan. 1--HESPERIA -- With attendance becoming an even more important measure in calculating performance and funding under federal and state laws, schools are grasping for ways to get students to school on time.

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.