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30 min ago | Char-Koosta News

New grant competition to increase access to high-quality preschool

Federal Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently announced that applications are now available for the $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition.


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4 hrs ago | Forbes.com

The Safest States For Driving: Traffic Death Rates Higher In Northern ...

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8 hrs ago | The Dirt

A Must-read: The Updated Urban Bikeway Design Guide

In the year 2000, the District of Columbia had three miles of bike lanes. Today, the district has roughly 80 miles of bike infrastructure , including the first lanes in historically underserved Ward 8 .


Related Topix: Washington DC, us Travel, Travel

12 hrs ago | Freshnews

NTRR: U.S. Cannabis Market Poised to Grow with November Ballots

The U.S. cannabis market appears primed to continue its unprecedented growth this year with 17 votes on the herb scheduled for the November general election.


Related Topix: Marijuana, us Travel, Travel, Washington DC

16 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

Florida at Back of the Pack in ACT Scores

Florida's education system may have undergone changes in leaps and bounds over the last decade, but according to ACT test scores released Wednesday, Florida's high schoolers are severely unprepared for college.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Washington DC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

T.H.E. Journal

Common Core Brand Finally Recognized; Six in 10 Don't Like It

The state educational standards heralded with great acclaim in 2010 have hit on hard times.


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News Max

Hate Crimes Decrease in DC, But Race-Based Incidents Rise

The total number of hate crimes in the District of Columbia declined in 2013 while those based solely on race rose by nearly 40 percent, according to an annual report from the Metropolitan Police Department.


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Courthouse News Service

Teacher Claims he was Fired for Being Honest

A public schoolteacher claims in court that the District of Columbia fired him for refusing his principal's orders "to change and falsify student records, to alter test scores on standardized assessments, and to fabricate levels of student achievement."


Related Topix: Washington DC, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News


Tobacco fines dwarf bank payouts for shoddy mortgage lending

The world's biggest banks have now paid more than $125 billion in fines for wrongdoing tied to the financial crisis.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Washington DC, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Business Journal

How far does $100 go in Missouri compared with Illinois?

One hundred dollars is more valuable in Missouri than it is in Illinois - in fact, more valuable than in all but three other states, and one of those is a tie.


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National Conference of State Legislat...

2014 Immigration Legislation

Lawmakers in statehouses across the United States have approved 132 immigration-related laws so far this year, representing a nine percent decline since 2013, according to a report issued by the National Conference of State Legislatures.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Washington DC, Texas, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)


EFF to Ethiopia: Illegal Wiretapping Is Illegal, Even for Governments

Earlier this week, EFF told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that Ethiopia must be held accountable for its illegal wiretapping of an American citizen.


Related Topix: World News, Ethiopia, Africa, Washington DC, Spyware, Science / Technology, Computers

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times of India

'Manmohan immune from some claims of Sikh killings'

Boasberg ruled that US law bars former heads of state from being sued for actions they took while in office, but not for private acts or those taken in prior government posts.


Related Topix: Manmohan Singh, World News, India, Asia, Washington DC

Customer Interaction Solutions

Shareholder Alert: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses...

The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of , Inc. during the period between February 1, 2012 through May 7, ... (more)


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Security Sales & Integration

Legal Marijuana Trade Ushers in New Security Prospects

A Canna Security America technician surveys a legal marijuana growing facility. Cultivation facilities typically range from 10,000-25,000 square feet and require 30 to 80 surveillance cameras.


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Washington Examiner

IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia that's become a flashpoint in the race for mayor.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Vincent Gray, US Governors


Bridgewater Students Set to Begin College

A number of Bridgewater residents are preparing to begin at James Madison University as part of the class of 2018.


Related Topix: James Madison University, Washington DC

The TTABlog

Pro-Football Seeks Section 1071 Review of TTAB's 'REDSKINS' Decision in E.D. Va. District Court

On August 14th, Pro-Football, Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeking Section 1071 review of the TTAB's "REDSKINS" decision of June 18, 2014 [ TTABlogged here ].


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ESchool News

5 ways the Common Core could be worthless

Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 43 states and the District of Columbia, are supposed to be the ultimate indicator for a student's college readiness.


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Mon Aug 18, 2014


Mississippi ranks last in underprivileged children

Does the Magnolia state care about its children? Most Mississippians would likely say yes, but WalletHub ranked the state 51st in the country -- 50 states plus the District of Columbia -- when it comes to underprivileged children.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Government, Washington DC