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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'