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Education News Archive - January 16, 2007

By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun Jan. 16--Johns Hopkins University researchers have concluded that expanding elementary schools to sixth, seventh and eighth grades does not help adolescents do better academically -- a finding that raises questions about changes in Baltimore and other urban districts.

By ERIC HSU, STAFF WRITER ENGLEWOOD - Fourth-grader Shaylah Brewer is reading a story she helped write about a ship's captain whose boat has run aground on the rocks.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin