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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.