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Tennessee Republicans push back on Donald Trump

Tennessee’s two Republican senators went public with criticism of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who wants to ban all Muslims from entering the country.

Both Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker said Trump’s idea is not only unconstitutional, but it runs counter to American values. 37 more words

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): More Observations

On Monday, November 30, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) document was made public. It is 1,061 pages long and is being rushed to the full House for a vote on December 02, 2015,  1,248 more words

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House-Senate Conference Committee approves framework to improve K-12 education

Source: U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee

Today, the House-Senate conference committee reached agreement on a proposal to improve K-12 education and replace No Child Left Behind… 529 more words

ESEA Reauthorization: What's in the Box?

Addendum 11-19-15: After only about an hour and a half, the conference committee concluded its meeting on 11-19-15 and said okay to the “framework” apparently with only a few superficial amendments. 620 more words

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Obamacare: Good News and Bad News

By Paul Krugman
The New York Times

NOVEMBER 3, 2015 1:17

Maybe I’m just being naive, but if it were up to me, reports on politicians’ pronouncements would provide some context about things those politicians have said in the past – just to help the readers, who probably don’t have dossiers ready to hand. 980 more words

Moderate GOP senators form green coalition

Moderate GOP senators form green coalition

By Timothy Cama – 10/29/15 12:11 PM EDT

Four centrist Senate Republicans are banding together to call for policies to protect the environment. 344 more words

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McQuaid Invitational agate

51st McQuaid Invitational

At Genesee Valley Park, Rochester 

3.0 mile course – Varsity results

Boys 

Unseeded A-3 top individuals: 1, Oakman Connor (Lafayette) 15:40.6; 2, Henry Sullivan (Sherman) 16:07.6; 3, Matt Karee (Elmira Notre Dame) 16:08.0; 9. 527 more words

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