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Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

At the same time that the failures of our educational system have given rise to the call for universal standards for achievement in basic subjects, criticism has also been heard that the pressure for academic achievement has led to a constricted education that does not serve well either young people or society. The “race to the top” has become a race in which the prize for the winners is economic success and acceptance to elite schools, and are the goals of parents and therefore of their...

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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Posted Jul 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Bob and Janett (Haaga) Doile of El Dorado will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on Aug. 4.

Posted Jul 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Adding to the discussion about whether children need to work harder to achieve the standards set by the Common Core curriculum is a renewal of the controversy over innate ability vs. practice. A recent paper in the journal Psychological Science...

Posted Jul 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

In honor of Dr. Roger Joyce

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

There has been much controversy over the Common Core, the attempt to set uniform standards in education by establishing a curriculum that children must master at various grade levels. The goal has been to raise the level of achievement in subjects...

Posted Jul 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Dave and Amy Lewis of Everett, Wa. formerly of Clearwater along with Jerry and Leta Brown of Wichita are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Lindsay Lewis to Matthew Brown.

Posted Jul 8, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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Posted Jul 1, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Having reasoned discussion about a social problem is especially challenging in this new-media age, which may highlight what is sensational rather than thoughtful. This may apply to the attention being given to postpartum depression.

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