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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.