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2008-05-22 09:00:55

By JACK GILLUM; ANDREA RIVERA; GEORGE B SaNCHEZ; JAMAR YOUNGER STAR INVESTIGATION: SCHOOLS PROMOTE STUDENTS DESPITE WIDESPREAD FAILURE Taxpayers ultimately shoulder cost in terms of remedial ed, a work force with weak skills More than a quarter of middle and high schools in the Tucson area's largest districts are awarding passing grades students may not be earning, an Arizona Daily Star investigation found. The 10-month analysis of millions of student grades found dozens of schools in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.