U.S. Gets Bad Grades for Pre-K Education

Education Week gave the U.S. a D-plus overall on preschool participation Most U.S. states have mediocre to poor pre-kindergarten participation rates, according to a new report by Education Week, which shows significant income-related gaps and often meager enrollment rates for preschool students. Education Week gave the U.S. a D-plus overall on preschool participation despite a significant push in a number […]

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Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine before his eighth title defense on Saturday in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. NSAC executive director Bob Bennett confirmed to ESPN.com on Tuesday that Jones, 27, tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine. Jones informed the NSAC that he had admitted himself into […]

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Smart Gadgets Could Severely Compromise Privacy, Says FTC Chair

The “Internet of Things” has the potential to be very damaging to the individuals using it, she outlined Smart gadgets of the future could put together a“deeply personal” view of a person’s lifestyle based on the data they gather, the chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission warned on Tuesday. Edith Ramirez said during her speech at the International Consumer […]

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White House Says Obama Would Veto Keystone Pipeline Bill

President lays down early marker against GOP Congress It hardly took the White House more than an hour into the first session of the new Republican-controlled Congress to issue its first veto threat of the year:against forthcoming Republican bill to a approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial infrastructure project, which would carry Canadian oil to the Gulf of Mexico, […]

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