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
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.