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Daily Reader: Edition #68

Learn 84 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit
Wired, 1/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Wired: Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit

In Texas, a high school student was suspended for refusing to wear her student ID card that was embedded with an RFID tag that would track her movement around campus. She took her case to the federal courts, and lost. What do you think of this? Read more and learn vocabulary words like affirm, allotment, arbiter, laden, motive, mulling, revelations, secular, and tentatively.

2. School Design May Affect a Child’s Grades
Wired, 1/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

Wired: School Design May Affect a Child’s Grades

A study of school design has discovered that school layouts can influence a child’s development by as much as 25 percent – positively or negatively – over the course of an academic year! Read more and learn vocabulary words like accessible, acoustics, assessment, controversial, correlated, equivalent, extravagant, holistic, insulated, orientation, and primary.

3. Why America’s Kids Need New Standards for Science Education
Scientific American, 1/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 54

Scientific American: Why America’s Kids Need New Standards for Science Education

Earlier this week, a group of scientists, educators, and policymakers released new and ambitious expectations for science education at each grade level. Read more about why this is important and what might be changing in your classroom! Learn vocabulary words like coherent, convey, dogmas, epoch, humanity, indictment, iteration, mode, precarious, relevance, rogue, seismic, and thoroughly.

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