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Education News Archive - March 12, 2008

By Masin, Helen L Valle-Riestra, Diana Martinez Background and Purpose. This pilot study investigated a model for interprofessional collaboration between physical therapists (PTs) and early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers.

By Bolle, Mary Beth Wessel, Roger D; Mulvihill, Thalia M This study examined transitional experiences of first-year college students who were homeschooled in high school. It sought to determine if experiences of such students corresponded with Tinto's (1988, 1993) theory of student departure.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'