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Internet athletes, imaginary sports, real crowds

Internet athletes, imaginary sports, real crowds

SEATTLE — A bewitching creature — half woman, half deer — battles a shaman and a sentient tree. Lightning bolts strike. Weapons explode. Nasty spells are cast.

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Does SAT impose ‘American values’ on Chinese students?

BEIJING — Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending U.S. colleges: Last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education.

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Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse.

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Tomorrow's school dropouts are those who sporadically attend today

Tomorrow's school dropouts are those who sporadically attend today

Missing just two days a month can knock students off track academically.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ebola kills 5 co-authors of virus-mutation study

Ebola kills 5 co-authors of virus-mutation study

Underlining the immense risks taken by those working in West Africa to understand and combat the worsening Ebola outbreak, five co-authors of an important new Ebola study were killed by the virus before their research was published.

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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Oklahoma ditches school standards, loses authority on how to use funds

Oklahoma ditches school standards, loses authority on how to use funds

OKLAHOMA CITY — President Obama’s administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.

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Texas school funding still unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly amon…

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Science of young brains emphasizes early education

Science of young brains emphasizes early education

DALLAS — A generation or so ago, even the best day care centers were mostly about keeping little kids clean and fed and away from chomping on each other. These days, the best-respected programs have curriculums and lesson plans and assessment goals.

August 28, 2014 12:33 pm Photos

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Docs: Ford made players roll in goose droppings

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents.

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Nail polish that detects date-rape drugs stirs media buzz, backlash

RALEIGH, N.C. — Four North Carolina State University students have dreamed up a striking way to detect date-rape drugs that’s getting some major media buzz.

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Higher education spending first salvo in gubernatorial race

Higher education spending first salvo in gubernatorial race

Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal waste no time in political duel. 

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Doctors' orders: students need a later start time

Doctors' orders: students need a later start time

Sleep deprivation for adolescents is a public health issue we can fix.

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Arizona schools chief loses bid for second term

Arizona schools chief loses bid for second term

John Huppenthal falls in the GOP primary; plus other state race results.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image

Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image

It is 1861 and the two men are going off to war.

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Obama administration is picking on for-profit colleges

Obama administration is picking on for-profit colleges

Gainful employment rules would limit options for non-traditional students.

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UA veterinary program aims to start up in 2015

UA veterinary program aims to start up in 2015

$9 million donation could help ease shortage of large-animal doctors.

August 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Gale Elementary student wins Tucson Birthday Stamp Contest

Gale Elementary student wins Tucson Birthday Stamp Contest

The 7-year-old's artwork will be featured on a postage stamp.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP…

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Judge: Arizona public schools deserve funding boost now

Judge: Arizona public schools deserve funding boost now

Lawmakers have ignored a law to adjust funding to inflation, judge says.

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