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Education News Archive - February 25, 2011

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According to a report released on Thursday, US students in the largest cities in the country, many from low-income households, are trailing their peers elsewhere in the country when it comes to science proficiency.

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'.