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Education News Archive - April 23, 2008

By Boutin, Daniel L Deaf and hard of hearing students have a high attrition rate from postsecondary educational institutions. Tinto's (1987) longitudinal model of persistence is discussed in relation to its application for deaf and hard of hearing students attending postsecondary institutions.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.