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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
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.