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2008-09-08 09:00:40

By Katy Murphy EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a sampling of The Education Report, Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/education.

2008-07-21 15:00:53

By Katy Murphy, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 19--They call it the "summer slide." As June slips into July and then the dog days of August, many of the math skills, history lessons and new vocabulary words that students acquired during the school year fade without the routine of daily classes.

2008-06-16 12:00:53

By Katy Murphy, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jun. 16--OAKLAND -- The Alternative Learning Community opened last fall as a middle school for students teetering between success and failure. It was built in a hurry.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.