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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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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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...

Fewer college freshmen studied required courses

...COLUMBIA - The percentage of college freshmen who have taken all the high school courses colleges say they need to handle the rigor of higher education has declined, according to a report by the state Commission on Higher Education. More than 10 percent...

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Superintendent made right move

...Charles Larke's plan - developed with, if not by, assistant suprintendents Ginny Bradshaw and Pat Burau - to increase the rigor of the Richmond County Board of Education curriculum will inarguably contribute to improved learning among high school students...

At the movies: "Possession"

...Britain's highest literary honor, the Booker Prize, and attracted legions of fans to a parallel story of romance and intellectual rigor. Now along comes Neil LaBute's film adaptation to make those who haven't read it wonder: "So what?" Cliche-ridden...