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Education News Archive - January 19, 2011

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TAU measures the human mind against the yardstick of a machine.

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Associate professor Anne Mangen at the University of Stavanger’s Reading Centre asks if something is lost in switching from book to computer screen, and from pen to keyboard.

High school students are more likely to retake the SAT if they score just below a round number, such as 1290, than if they score just above it.

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.'