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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
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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