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Education News Archive - April 16, 2008

By Vanderwood, Mike L Linklater, Danielle; Healy, Krista Abstract. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between English phonics (nonsense word fluency) and reading performance for 134 English language learners.

The statistics on mathematics education are staggering; 61% of American fourth graders and 68% of eighth graders scored at or below basic on the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics test.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.