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2008-06-17 15:00:50

By Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 17--More than 88 percent of 11th-graders in Washington have passed a high-stakes test in reading and more than 90 percent have passed in writing, an important step toward earning a high school diploma. Those figures for the Class of 2009 include results from the spring Washington Assessment of Student Learning. Three quarters of 10th-graders and one in five ninth-graders also have passed the exam in both subjects now thanks to...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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