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Common Core: Opting-out and test results spur action from legislatures and parents

(MEDIA GENERAL) – The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been a controversial topic from the start. Now that exams are being administered, parents and legislatures are making strides to amend the program’s rigorous guidelines and lessen the federal role in education policy. 1,405 more words

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Boy Scout Board Approves End To Blanket Ban On Gay Adults

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith. 115 more words

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The VIPP Report: The father of "The Jacksons" is recovering from a stroke

The father of the Jackson’s, one of the greatest family’s in the entertainment business is recovering from a stroke.  Joe Jackson is in stable condition in a hospital in Brazil.  76 more words

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Canadian military cadet websites hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

The Canadian Forces are warning military cadet organizations about cyber attacks after Islamic State sympathizers hacked into at least one webpage and altered the site with graphic images of dead women and children. 515 more words

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