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46 min ago | Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Ten years ago consumers were still reading paper books instead of eBooks on Kindles and other eReaders. Ten years ago consumers were still thinking of smartwatches as a science fiction device on their favorite TV show.
4 hrs ago | The GMAT Club Journal
Explaining a low GPA can be difficult and it requires you to examine your GPA's trend. Consider the following scenarios: a Scenario A - 3.0 GPA, upward trend - You goofed off for your first few semesters and didn't weigh the consequences.
9 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News
Local school representatives gathered at the Onslow County Public Library this week to learn more about teaching in the household.
13 hrs ago | The Raw Story
Fox News host Tucker Carlson asserted over the weekend that American teachers were assigning less homework because they were lazy union members and wanted to hide the curriculum from parents. During the Sunday edition of Fox & Friends , Carlson noted that many schools had argued that students should spend time in the evenings with their families.
Some of the starkest differences in the platforms of Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke concern education policies such as Wisconsin's nascent statewide school voucher program and the Common Core academic standards. Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, faces Burke, a Madison school board member, on Nov. 4. The past three Marquette University Law School polls, including one released Aug. 27, showed the race to be nearly even with only about 5 percent of registered voters undecided.
The marker for slain Myrtle Beach Police Office, Joseph "Joe" McGarry is on one side of the new Fallen Officer Memorial Fountain near the Myrtle Beach Police Department. 12:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2002: Joe McGarry, 28, stopped a man in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts on North Kings Highway to question him.
White House: We Aren't Going to Get Into What The "Legal, Academic Definition of War" With ISIS May Be School choice programs are a flashpoint in a few elections this year; Dan discussed a poll about Wisconsin's school choice program playing a major role in Scott Walker's re-election push. Another recent poll finds that most parents are in favor of some kind of school voucher program.
Bill Bennett, who was education secretary under President Ronald Reagan, just published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal : "The Conservative Case for Common Core," with the subhead: Federal intrusion and misleading rumors do a disservice to an effort that started in the states. The piece begins with Bennett saying he has been "following the national debate" over the Common Core state standards, and continues with a smack at the Obama administration for its involvement and then tries to explain why conservatives should support the Core.
Coinciding with the onslaught of their last year of high school, members of the class of 2015 are faced with one of the most dreaded parts of adolescence - applying to colleges. From the beginning of the academic school year until May 1, seniors will be writing and rewriting essays, searching for teachers to put a good word in for them through letters of recommendation and dealing with their egos after receiving letters of acceptance and rejection from colleges.
There is continuing controversy over whether teachers should be evaluated solely on whether they show up for classes, faculty meetings and professional development seminars, or whether they also should be held accountable for the quality of their "product"- educated students. Teachers and teacher unions continue to fight this latter notion, apparently believing it would end civilization as we know it.
The state has labeled six local schools as not meeting targets aimed at closing achievement gaps, and those schools have to come up with a plan to fix that. That means for two years in a row these local high schools did not have enough students in different subgroups taking - "participating" in - and passing - "performance" on - required tests.
Estonia was still in the afterglow of President Obama's visit - and his promises of unwavering Western support against possible Russian threats - when a security services agent named Eston Kohver headed toward the borderlands near Russia. His bosses say Kohver was investigating a suspected smuggling ring with top-level Russian links.
New Jersey voters will fill seats in the United States House of Representatives in all twelve congressional districts in November, plus one Senate seat. This column will attempt to provide at least a snapshot of each of the twenty-six major party candidates in these races.
Ray Liotta just wanted to have fun. Back in the 1970s, the Jersey boy got wind that the University of Miami had a party reputation, and he wanted in.
Teachers are increasingly speaking up about the onslaught of standardized tests that students in all grades - including kindergarten - are required to take in public schools today. Some are refusing to administer the tests, which can result in a teacher being dismissed for a breach of contract.
Authorities said the crime occurred on August 29 after a customer's purse and wallet were stolen from the Panera Bread on Mallory Lane. In addition to the stolen money, the victim also had her designer wallet, driver's license, several credit cards, and $300 in cash stolen from her.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:24 pm
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