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Education News Archive - May 30, 2007

By Jean-Paul Renaud, South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 30--It was a mistake to have students sign academic contracts and then threaten them with expulsion if they didn't earn passing grades, the Broward County School Board was told Tuesday.

Students at O.A.S.I.S. High School Preparatory Academy have exceeded all writing skills expectations--and have the scores to prove it.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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