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Education News Archive - November 16, 2012

Autistic Youth Who Make It To College Gravitate Toward STEM Majors

Parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) received some much needed good news in the form of a study published online in the Journal of Autism and Development Disorders earlier this month.

A Nation Advancing: Focusing On Measuring Continuing Progress

NSF-funded report by National Research Council shifts focus from high-stakes assessments to measuring continuing progress

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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