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Education News Archive - February 14, 2007

By Major, Elza M The low rate of academic achievement and high dropout rate among language minority youths in U.S. secondary schools has been a cause for concern and the subject of numerous publications (Fry 2003; Morse 2005; Ruiz-de-Velasco and Fix 2000).

By Cauley, Kathleen M; Jovanovich, Donna Making a transition to a new school causes anxiety in students and can challenge the coping skills of many adolescents, especially those at risk.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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