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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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.