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Education News Archive - March 31, 2006

By Seifert, Tricia A; Drummond, Jerri; Pascarella, Ernest T Using the principles of good practice in undergraduate education defined by Chickering and Gamson (1987, 1991), this study examined the role of institutional type in African-American students' experiences.

By Tim Bragg, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Mar. 31--VISALIA -- Two African-American students who say they were racially harassed and threatened by whites at Golden West High School have filed a federal lawsuit against the Visalia Unified School District.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.