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The mistakes executives make: Failing to plan is planning to fail

...implementing the plan and tracking the progress on achieving the objectives. The CEO must clarify intent on use of the plan and apply rigor to the implementation throughout its duration. This implementation process ensures focus is placed on the mission and priorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-09-14/mistakes-executi
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/28/tec_281405.shtml
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Richmond County Superintendent Angela Pringle discusses system's challenges

...I'm not discounting what the College Board calls the "power of two." Even if a student doesn't pass the AP course, the rigor they're exposed to in the course helps them in the long run and they tend to do better in college. So, you really don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-06/richmond-county-superinte
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-05-15/eighty-five-year-old
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2010-08-22/parents-should-h
Opinion columns
First-gen college students eager, hopeful

...follow his passion and pursue a career in theater performing in plays or on television.He said he's ready for the high-rigor of college and hopes it's all he has expected it to be."In college, from what I've heard, you're not only taught...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-18/first-gen-college-student
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-03-03/academic-excellence-pays-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/07/op_281869.shtml
Opinion columns
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/09/met_315.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-03-05/lawmakers-demand-more-toyo
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