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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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