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Education News Archive - June 13, 2007

By Jaffee, David Abstract. First-year programs and freshman learning communities (FLCs) have become an institutionalized feature of the higher- education landscape.

By Valerie Russ, Philadelphia Daily News Jun. 13--SURE, the Ada H. Lewis Middle School has seen better days. It was built in 1971 on a sprawling, leafy campus in East Germantown. Its then-ultramodern, spacious architecture had room for 1,650 students.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin