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2008-06-17 21:00:00

By James Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 17--Hmong Academy in St. Paul graduated its second class last week. Just about every senior at the charter school walked across the stage, smiled and grabbed a diploma. In fact, the school's graduation rate is 94 percent. What's the big deal about that? Well, for starters, 99 percent of Hmong Academy's 450 students live in poverty, 99 percent are from minority groups and 83 percent are learning how to speak, read and write English -- groups...


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.