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Education News Archive - December 25, 2006

By Kimberly S. Wetzel, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Dec. 25--On a rainy Thursday afternoon, Stewart Elementary School teacher Nicolette Frandsen asked her fifth-grade class if anyone had ever experienced or witnessed acts of intolerance. Just about every student raised a hand.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.