Education News Archive - January 15, 2006

By Leckrone, Mary Jane; Griffith, Bonnie G During the late 1990s President Clinton called for an end to "social promotion" in his State of the Union addresses (Clinton, 1997,1998,1999). States began to develop explicit policies to address this issue.

By Cameron, Mark; Sheppard, Sandra M Research has identified a relationship between school disciplinary actions and poor academic and psychosocial functioning of students subjected to them.

By Jozefowicz-Simbeni, Debra M Hernandez; Israel, Nathaniel In 1987 Congress authorized the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act to protect the rights of homeless students and to ensure that they receive the same quality and appropriate education that other students receive.

By Altshuler, Sandra J; Schmautz, Tresa In 2001 the No Child Left Behind Act was legislated by Congress and signed into law by President Bush. The act was intended to reform U.S.

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.