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In a survey, the Council of Great City Schools found that students in urban school districts take 113 standardized tests between pre-kindergarten and 12th grade. The results of the survey could lead to cuts in the number of tests schools are...
The vast majority of information on the Internet, such as old photos, videos, sound files and social media content, is locked away in outdated file formats. Researchers are developing a search engine to simplify the process of accessing this...
Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew spoke to Gwen Ifill about “crisis-driven politics” during this online exclusive. On a day when the markets were roiling dramatically, the Obama Administration unveiled some positive economic news today...
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts (R) is fiercely defending his seat against Greg Orman (I) in one of the most closely-followed Senate races this cycle. Photo by Stephen Koranda, KPR Editor’s Note: In an election season when party control of the U.S....
Photo by Wikimedia user Mangoman88 Editor’s Note: Voters in Colorado this fall are contemplating a “personhood” amendment, legislation defining life as beginning at conception. Such measures would outlaw abortion, but advocates on either side of the...
The EPA Wednesday approved use for the use of a new herbicide for genetically modified plants. Photo by Flickr user Lindsay Eyink The Environmental Protection Agency today gave the green light to an herbicide designed for use with new genetically...