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Teachers Hit The Books To Master New Education Standards
School systems nationwide are scrambling to prepare teachers to implement new education standards known as the Common Core. In some cases, the standards, which lay out what students will be expected to know by the end of each grade, will require teachers to adopt new teaching methods.
NASA Uses Photo Of Earth From Saturn To Boost Space Interest
On July 19, a spacecraft nearly 900 million miles from Earth took a color picture of our planet. NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped the picture from orbit around Saturn. Now scientists have finished processing the picture. It shows a small blue dot next to the giant ringer planet.
Backlog Of Benefit Claims A Big Problem For VA
Eric Shinseki is the longest serving Secretary of Secretary of Veterans' Affairs (VA), at a time when the VA is dealing with a new young generation of veterans as well as a huge aging veteran population. Last summer he spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention and made some promises. On Tuesday, he addressed the VFW again, after a year that included prominent calls for his resignation.
Steve Cohen Fights Back Against Claims Of Insider Trading
Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused SAC founder, Steven Cohen of negligence. The complaint alleges Cohen failed to supervise employees the SEC believes were engaged in insider trading. On Tuesday, Cohen and SAC fired back.
Howard Buffett Battles Hunger, Armed With Money And Science
Warren Buffett's son, Howard, is using his foundation, stocked with $2 billion of his father's money, to address hunger in the U.S., as well as globally. He's trying to use his farming experience to help farmers be more productive and to get more food into the hands of those who need it most.
Guy Clark, Music's Master Craftsman, On Making Songs Last
A friend and inspiration to the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris, Clark creates songs with the same precision and attention to detail he uses when he's building guitars. NPR's Melissa Block visits the songwriting legend at his home in Nashville,n Tenn.
'Love's Labours,' Tuned Up And Playing In The Park
For the first time since the Tony Award-winning adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1972, New York's Public Theater is presenting a brand-new musical as part of the Shakespeare in the Park series. The team behind the hit Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson have adapted Love's Labour's Lost.
Laws Tightening Abortion Rules Gain Traction In States
Texas is one of several states that have passed laws tightening standards for clinics and doctors who provide abortions. Proponents say the laws make the procedure safer. But abortion rights advocates say the tightened requirements are unnecessary and driven by ideology, not safety concerns.