Scientists surprised at how John Glenn handled rigors of space

BETHESDA, Md. -- John Glenn's 77-year-old body handled the rigors of space every bit as well as astronauts roughly half his age, NASA scientists said Friday in disclosing some of the lessons they...

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Eighty-five-year-old trainer Manny Azpurua enjoying the ride with precocious colt Social Inclusion

...more than 3,500 races before coming to the United States 35 years ago.Few would begrudge him wanting an escape from the rigors of the racetrack ? the pre-dawn wakeup calls, the physical labor, the constant worry about his horses.Except that Azpurua...

Building Momentum

...to be hands-on, and is it ever. One observer with a graduate degree in nonprofit management came away impressed with the rigor of Momentum's curriculum. The participating nonprofits are aiming, by the end of the year, to have full-blown strategic...

High school students study along researchers at Georgia Regents University's summer biomedical camp

...all the skills they need."GRU's first-ever summer biomedical research program is designed to introduce students to the rigors of biomedical research. The program, funded through grants provided by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health...

Parents should help ensure children's academic rigor

...longitudinal study completed by the National Center for Education Statistics, success in college correlates most directly with the rigor of one's high school curriculum, not SAT scores.STUDENTS MAY NOT want to be challenged academically, but they need to...

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Georgia students will take new standardized test next year

...of the projected cost, estimated at $29.50 per student.In a news release Wednesday, state officials warned the higher rigor of Georgia Milestones initially might result in lower scores than what was achieved in previous CRCT and EOCT results."We...

Academic excellence pays off for C.T. Walker in award

...that pushes leadership and service in every aspect. This daily rigor and the results it has produced have made C.T. Walker the...Kelly said the goal is to help students move on to other high-rigor campuses in the district such as A.R. Johnson Health Science...

Reality show to feature the Atlanta Falcons this year

...is "excited about the opportunity to give our fans a behind the scenes look at what it takes to prepare an NFL team for the rigors of a 16-game regular season and beyond."Hard Knocks is now its ninth season. Other teams previously featured on the reality...

Barnes' education reform focuses on the wrong issues

...none has really focused upon curriculum rigor. In my comparative analysis of state standards...norm-referenced tests. Since curriculum rigor was not a priority in the education reform...due process rights, enhancing curriculum rigor, and improving teacher effectiveness...

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Board hears school plans

...board members were receptive to a plan to increase the academic rigor for all high school students, but a few concerns were raised...have a hard time with classes as they are, and increasing the rigor will only make it that much more difficult for them. If the...