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Education News Archive - April 30, 2008

By Quintanar, Anita P Warren, Susan R Within low socioeconomic Latino communities, effective parental involvement practices are key to transforming school performance. Educators have struggled for years to find effective ways to improve student achievement, particularly in low-performing schools.

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'.