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Education News Archive - March 07, 2007

By Clark, Carrie; Hunley, Allen Regardless of where they live, incoming freshmen face the same problems nationwide, such as anxiety about entering a new school, social pressure, and increased academic pressure and responsibility.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Faced with increasingly demanding state and federal standards under "No Child Left Behind" and other laws, Ohio high schools are drilling their 10th-grade students using various tools to ensure they pass the Ohio Graduation Test.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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