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Latest Arkansas Task Force on Higher Education, Remediation, Retention & Graduation Rates Stories

2008-09-22 03:00:25

By Moritz, Gwen LAST MONTH, JIM PURCELL, director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, delivered the bad news: Despite significant improvement in the rate at which high school graduates who enroll in college - very nearly the national average, in fact - the percentage of Arkansas residents with college degrees is on the decline. Meanwhile, more than $50 million in state funds already appropriated for college scholarships is sitting in interest- bearing bank accounts because...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.