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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.