State still implementing measures from education grant that ended last year

...need more proof that it works, according to Ben Scafidi, an economics professor at Kennesaw State University and a frequent critic of public education. "As an economist, I want to see the rigorous evaluation that will be released in summer 2016. In that...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Augustan was awed by Toussaint's music, warmth

...Hollywood to New Orleans in November 2005 just three months after Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Louisiana port city. Critics said the film revealed the "joyful spirit" of the entertainers as they recall their years of musical association.They also...

Facebook CEO on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

...Google's Sergey Brin, who started giving away large sums in their 20s and 30s, rather than waiting until they are older.Critics of Zuckerberg's first big donation, at age 26, say too much of his gift to Newark schools went to high-priced consultants...

Film critic Roger Ebert to undergo cancer surgery again

...CHICAGO - Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, who has battled cancer in...Sun-Times, where Ebert has been the movie critic for nearly 40 years, columnist Robert...full recovery," the 63-year-old critic and host of the nationally syndicated...

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Film critic Gene Siskel dead at 53

...don't pay much attention to critics." But Altman said Siskel...the most recognizable movie critics in the nation. Their trademark...their newspapers. Ebert is a critic for the Chicago Sun-Times...with advertising. Siskel said critics have more right than the academy...

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With Oscar in hand, Cameron goes after film critic

...the movie's most persistent critics, the lead Los Angeles Times...section, Cameron wrote that critic Kenneth Turan's open dislike...like some movies, as is a critic's prerogative," Cameron...Worse than that," the critic said, many of the characters...

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Olympic critic says IOC made progress, more to do

...some progress, much more needs to be done to overcome the taint of the Salt Lake bribery scandal, said the IOC's harshest critic among sponsors. "I didn't hear any reform yet," said David D'Alessandro, president and chief operations officer of...

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Shopgirl: Amazon's Alexa is more intuitive help

Tech critics are saying that Amazon's Echo speaker and Alexa virtual assistant technologies might be just what all the other technology companies...

Kevin Harvick pleads his innocence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Reigning NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick shrugged off his critics and insisted he did not intentionally cause a wreck at Talladega Superspeedway to preserve his spot in the playoffs and keep his...

Georgia Senate backs religious freedom bill critics say gives cover for LGBT discrimination

...Thursday to a contentious "religious freedom" bill ? one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people.The Georgia bill would forbid state government...