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Education News Archive - April 11, 2008

By Lisa Grace Lednicer, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Apr. 10--Seven of the 10 schools with the worst graduation rates in the metro area are in the Portland School District, and all seven have split into smaller settings to attack chronic dropout and achievement problems.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.