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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
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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