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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Local students struggle with Milestones test

...through eighth-grade students and a new end-of-course test for ninth grade and above. The new test is meant to bring more "rigor" to Georgia state level assessments.The end-of-grade test covers language arts, mathematics, science and social studies...

Milestones test results for school, district levels to be released Monday

...achievement. Students ranked similarly in science and social studies-related categories. State officials said the new test's "rigor" was to blame for the student's performance.School officials in Rich mond and Columbia counties have plans for analyzing...

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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Jamestown Elementary tries to increase parental involvement

...academic performance in subjects like English language arts, mathematics and science."We want parents to be aware of the rigor of our current curriculum, and how math and reading standards change from year to year. The more they know, the better they...

Teachers begin prep for Milestones

...trying to break old habits and adapt to the new system's "rigor."The Georgia Milestones are meant to replace the current...we can't expect them to do well. The big word now is 'rigor.' We have to bring more rigors to our tests."

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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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...

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...

Lawmakers demand more Toyota reports

WASHINGTON --- A House committee on Friday questioned the rigor of Toyota's tests of sudden-acceleration complaints, challenging the automaker's commitment to finding the causes of safety...