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2008-10-10 03:00:26

To the average person on the street, "graduation rate" means the number of high school seniors who actually receive their diplomas; e.g., 200 seniors, 200 diplomas, equals 100 percent; or 200 seniors, 150 diplomas, equals 75 percent. However, to the bean counters under No Child Left Behind, calculating the graduation rate is not that simple. They use a formula based on the number of graduates with a regular diploma, the number of "dropouts," the number of graduates with a special-...

2008-08-25 09:01:28

Adrian Michael Anderson, Harrisburg, son of Mary L. Anderson, Harrisburg, and Steven Anderson, Quarryville, graduated from Tufts University, Boston, Mass. He received bachelor's degrees in biology and classical studies and is a graduate of Hempfield High School. Andrew D. Miller, son of Kerry and Steve Kadushin, of Lancaster, and Daniel and Kathy Miller, of Millersville, graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, with a doctorate of dental medicine. He...

2008-06-16 06:00:30

By Dan Whisenhunt, The Anniston Star, Ala. Jun. 16--Graduating from high school in Alabama will be harder beginning in the fall of 2009 because of new graduation standards. But the changes could also improve Alabama's graduation rate. Some local students who graduated this year were helped by the changes approved by the Alabama Board of Education. But a couple of local educators warn the changes will make tracking graduates confusing, because Alabama won't have just one diploma....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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