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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.