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2 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Fears drug-resistant malaria could spread

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, World News, Congo, Africa, Standardized Testing

4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

'Fire challenge' burning teens, gaining critics

This image shows YouTube user Chris Barrett before lighting himself on fire as part of the 'fire challenge' that is being shared online.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Joe Lieberman

5 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Judge: School vouchers can go out ahead of ruling

A North Carolina judge won't block a state agency from distributing taxpayer money to cover private school tuition in advance of a hearing to determine whether the program championed by Republican lawmakers is legal.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC, Lottery

6 hrs ago | JD Journal

Yale Produces Zombies Claims Former Professor

Don't go to Yale. That is the ultimate advice former Yale Professor William Deresiewicz has given in his controversial article in the New Republic, an Ivy League publication, "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League."

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

10 hrs ago | Scientific American

Scientists Bring New Rigor to Education Research

The movement started with former president George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act and has continued under President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University, Standardized Testing

14 hrs ago | WESH-TV

17-year-old aspiring police officer looking for Forever Family

LAWMAKERS WANT TO ACT THIS WEEK BEFORE CONGRESS ADJOURNS FOR ITS ANNUAL AUGUST RECESS.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Parents frustrated over state fight surrounding Common Core

Parents listened to speakers provide information on the Common Core plan Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

Myrtle Beach Online

Arizona Cardinal John Abraham charged with DUI

Brookhaven police say the 36-year-old Abraham was driving a car that had stopped in the road's center lane the afternoon of June 29. Police say Abraham smelled of alcohol and failed voluntary sobriety tests - including reciting a portion of the alphabet.

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Related Topix: Sports, John Abraham, NFL Football, NFL Players, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons

Philly.com

Temple to make test scores optional for admission

In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Temple University, Education Etc., Saint Joseph's University

Myrtle Beach Online

Horry County staff identifies best site for possible shooting range

Horry County staff members identified a nearly 1,200-acre tract of land off S.C. 90 as its top location for a shooting range if Horry County officials opt to open one.

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Related Topix: Guns, Horry County, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

Issac Bailey blog | Since 9/11, which has killed more Americans, terrorists or bathtubs?

Many people, for a variety of reasons, feel more at ease when they are scared and see more of the negative in the world than the positive.

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Salisbury Journal

Ofsted criticises academy chain

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has been calling for the schools watchdog to be given explicit powers to inspect academy chains Another academy chain has been heavily criticised by Ofsted after inspectors found that a number of its schools are failing to give pupils a decent education.

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Phillymag.com

Temple to Make SAT Scores Optional for Admission

"In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission," the Inquirer reports.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Temple University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WISN-TV

Former New Berlin Eisenhower teacher accused of stealing school computers

CARD THESE ARE TARGETING ARE SIMILAR TO WIRE TRANSFERS AND ARE NOT TRACEABLE. A YOUNG ENGLISH TEACHER CHARGED TODAY WITH STEALING SEVERAL LAPTOPS FROM HER SCHOOL.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Christian Science Monitor

Sabina Altynbekova: A volleyball star making beautiful choices

An image from Sabina Altynbekova's Instagram account. The 17-year-old volleyball player is hounded about her looks, that they might be too good for her team.

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The Daily Caller

'Badass Teachers' Go BATs In Washington Protest

The Badass Teachers Association , a stridently left-wing group of public school teachers, gathered in Washington, D.C. on Monday to demonstrate outside the Department of Education.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, US News, Conservative Political News

Seeking Alpha

New Oriental Education: How Temporary Is The Weakness?

Despite Beating Analyst Expectations, New Oriental Offered Weak Guidance For FY2015, And Will Wait A Few Weeks Before Giving Guidance For Q2, Q3 and Q4.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Standardized Testing, Kids

Examiner.com

Substitute Teachers Are In Demand

In the state of Florida school will be starting in about three weeks. The classrooms have been painted and cleaned.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Tampa, FL

The Washington Post

jennifer_rubin

An outbreak of buyer's remorse. "According to the [CNN] poll, if the 2012 election were somehow held again, Romney would capture 53% of the popular vote, with the President at 44%.

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Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Israel, World News, Middle East, Hillary Clinton, US Politics

Brandon Sun

Obama practically weepy over daughter Malia leaving White House in 2 years to attend college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Standardized Testing, Michelle Obama

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