Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

When Drones Can Kill Americans | Mr President Who Says You Can Kill

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/opinion/who-says-you-can-kill-americans-mr-president.html?_r=0 After outrage that the Bush administration was torturing US citizens, never mind, any human being, it appears that Obama cannot or will not stop using drones to target and KILL Americans. After the world angered that the US let … Continue reading

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National high school graduation rates at a four-decade high – The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/national-high-school-graduation-rates-at-a-four-decade-high/2013/01/21/012cd7da-63e7-11e2-85f5-a8a9228e55e7_story.html Graduation rates improved for every race and ethnicity in 2010, but gaps among racial groups persist. Asian students had the highest graduation rate, with 93 percent of students finishing high school on time. White students followed with an 83 … Continue reading

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Parents turn Canadian students into world-class readers – The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/parents-turn-canadian-students-into-world-class-readers/article6187697/ “…The study chooses Grade 4 as a transition point in students’ growth, when they’ve learned to read and now use reading to learn. And it distinguishes between types of reading – Canada and the United States do better at … Continue reading

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When did my daughter get more literate than I am? – The Globe and Mail

Column by Ian Brown: The Lobe and Mail. Jan.19, 2013. “Technology seems to enhance this trend. The number of 16– and 17-year-old readers who read at least one e-book last year rose 16 per cent from the year before, a … Continue reading

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