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Education News Archive - May 12, 2006

By John Hildebrand, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. May 12--At a time when many schools are stepping up instruction for their youngest students, the East Islip district is reluctantly asking voters to approve a budget that would cut kindergarten classes from full-day to half-day sessions.

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.