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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'