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Quiet ‘whiz kid’ now public face of Ebola fight

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America’s top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because “overconfidence can kill.” Five months later in a hearing room on Capitol Hill, Tom Frieden was accused of not following his own [...]

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Los Angeles schools superintendent resigns

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy resigned as head of the nation’s second-largest school system after failing to overcome technological problems, clashing with the teachers union and losing allies on the school board. The resignation was announced Thursday in a joint statement by Deasy and the board. A separate statement [...]

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First lady: Fashion about more than pretty pumps

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Pretty pumps and perfect hemlines are nice, Michelle Obama says, but young people interested in careers in fashion should expect to work hard, take risks and even be rejected. “We want you to see firsthand that a solid education and the willingness to work hard is really at the core of what it’s [...]

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Denver area students walk out of school in protest

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay. The youth protest [...]

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Va. educators debate falling English test scores

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument. Another, which garners more debate, is that they’re increasingly likely to text, [...]

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Va. educators debate falling English test scores

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument. Another, which garners more debate, is that they’re increasingly likely [...]

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