Mark Thompson named Minnesota's 2006 "American Stars of Teaching" for his work with Hmong English learning students

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MPR’s Perry Finneli interviews "Mr. Mark" Thompson, a teacher at Como Park Elementary School in St. Paul, about being named as Minnesota's 2006 "American Stars of Teaching" by the U.S. Department of Education for his work with Hmong English Language Learner students. Thompson also discusses the creation of a Hmong-English dictionary to help students.

The award specially recognizes teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia who are achieving the goals of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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