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Why Are Americans Getting Dumber? New International Evidence

From Texaspolicy.com, By: Richard Vedder, February 20th, 2015

One of America’s foremost testing agencies, the Educational Testing Service, has released a new report that is incredibly sobering, demonstrating that adult Americans, regardless of educational attainment are, as a group, less literate with respect to both words and numbers, and less capable of solving problems, than counterparts throughout the industrialized world. 806 more words

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Minnesota's high school graduation rate edges up to 81 percent

Minnesota’s high school graduation rate climbed over 81 percent in 2014, the Department of Education says.

The new numbers released Tuesday show an improvement in 2013’s rate of 79.8 percent. 296 more words

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South Dakota: Common Core is an Epic Fail

Yet another state may ax Common Core this week, when the South Dakota House of Representatives votes Tuesday to remove the educational standards from public schools. 109 more words

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After impassioned plea, future of Stewartville volleyball coach still up in the air

Quite the turnout tonight in support of Coach Zdubay at Stewartville School board mtg #SupportCoachDzubay pic.twitter.com/ZZzT3lesSL — Chad Corey (@chizad7) February 24, 2015

A southern Minnesota hall of fame volleyball coach will still have a spot on the bench – at least for the time being.

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Pagkalusaw ng Isang Disiplina

Kagabi ay hindi ko na napigilan ang sarili na lantarang tawagin ang pansin ng butihing palaisip na si G. Leloy Claudio, na sumulat sa Rappler.com ng kaniyang pagtatanggol sa General Education Curriculum (GEC) ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED), lalo na hinggil sa duda ng ilang partido na malay na pagsikil nito sa Wikang Filipino. 2,957 more words

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Three Eden Prairie players suspended after hockey brawl, won't play in title game

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The outcome of Saturday night’s high school hockey game between No. 1 seed Eden Prairie and No. 4 seed Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the Section 6AA Semifinals was overshadowed by a fight on the ice. 286 more words

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