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  1. More services, fewer stops: check out Canberra's new bus networkMon, 18 Jun 2018 03:31:51 GMT
    Canberra's new bus network will soon include more rapid services, faster suburban services but fewer stops, as the ACT government prepares to roll out light rail. More than 55 per cent of Canberrans will live within walking distance of a rapid bus or light rail stop under the new network, Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris says. More...
  2. Why affirmative action is a complicated issue for Asian-AmericansSun, 17 Jun 2018 08:52:23 GMT
    Between her pricey private tutors and SAT camp, Julie Yao knew that her education meant everything to her Chinese immigrant parents. She sensed their concern that because she was Asian, she would be judged by higher standards when applying to college. More...
  3. Online crashes invalidate thousands of San Antonio STAAR testsSun, 17 Jun 2018 04:16:48 GMT
    Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, visiting the Houston Chronicle last month, told the State Board of Education this week that the number of students affected by connectivity problems during online STAAR testing in April and May exceeded 100,000. less Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, visiting the Houston Chronicle last month, told the State Board of Education this week that the number of students affected by connectivity problems during online ... more Try your hand at these actual questions from the STAAR 5th Grade Math test. More...
  4. Instagram stars are at home with nature in Washington CountySat, 16 Jun 2018 23:57:27 GMT
    Gallery: The couple re-purposed their home's former great room and turned it into a master bedroom, painted forest green. When Max and Johnna Holmgren decided to sell their small house on a busy street corner in Stillwater in 2016, they had one priority for their next home: that it bring them closer to nature. More...
  5. Now that University of Chicago dropped testing requirement,...Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:35:57 GMT
    Talk to any high school counselor advising students applying to a top college these days and they will probably tell you the same thing: It's like playing the lottery. In the admissions cycle that ended last month, a record number of applications and historically low acceptance rates at many selective schools have shifted the conversation about what it takes to secure a spot on the nation's most elite campuses. More...
  6. Test-taking can be tough for kids with vision problemsSat, 16 Jun 2018 14:58:13 GMT
    A lazy eye? Crossed eyes? New research suggests that children with such vision problems may take longer to complete standardized tests. A lazy eye? Crossed eyes? New research suggests that children with such vision problems may take longer to complete standardized tests. More...
  7. More Colleges Go Test-Optional; Google Launches College Search ToolSat, 16 Jun 2018 12:42:48 GMT
    This week, educators and students expressed their opposition to the College Board's decision to cut out parts of the Advanced Placement World History curriculum. The College Board announced in May that it was removing early world history from the nationally taught high school course. More...
  8. Alec Varcas (Pepper) and Jodi Stevens (Tanya) perform in Mamma Mia...Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:02:56 GMT
    Alec Varcas and Jodi Stevens perform in Mamma Mia being presented by ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield through July 1. Alec Varcas and Jodi Stevens perform in Mamma Mia being presented by ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield through July 1. Alec Varcas , Andre Jordan , and Jodi Stevens perform in Mamma Mia being presented by ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield through July 1. Alec Varcas , Andre Jordan , and Jodi Stevens perform in Mamma Mia being presented by ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield through July 1. Alec Varcas , Jodi Stevens , and Andre Jordan perform in Mamma Mia being presented by ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield through July 1. Alec Varcas , Jodi Stevens , and Andre Jordan perform in Mamma Mia being presented by ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield through July 1. Jodi Stevens and Sheri Sanders perform in Mamma Mia being presented by ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield through July 1. Jodi ... (more) More...