An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares.
But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public school students from kindergarten through high school.
In operation just…Continue
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Researchers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have concluded that over 40,000 Nazi camps and ghettos existed during Hitler's reign of terror between 1933 to 1945.
The total is far higher than most historians had previously estimated, according to The New York Times.
Geoffrey Megargee and Martin Dean, the lead editors of…Continue
Published time: March 04, 2013 01:47
One person has been reported killed and over 400 injured in clashes in Port Said. Egypt’s army reportedly moved in to stop clashes between protesters and police, sparked by the transfer of prisoners accused of last year’s stadium massacre.
At least one civilian has been killed in clashes in…Continue
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Lawmakers in South Dakota have passed a bill that would allow school districts to arm staff and teachers with guns to make their schools “safer”.
State Senators on Wednesday voted 21-14 to pass the measure, despite large-scale opposition from school administrators and personnel, who are largely…Continue
Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Portuguese cities protesting austerity measures that the government hopes will help to avoid the bailout and lift the…
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(Reuters) - Riot police in Macedonia clashed on Saturday with ethnic Albanian protesters who torched a bus and attacked shops in a second day of violence triggered by the appointment of a former guerrilla fighter as defense minister.…Continue
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Here is part two of two, at around the 5min mark the police just proceed to angle-grind the man's metal office in his scrap-dealers yard. Alan a scrap-dealer by trade and businessman from Collier Row, Essex, has been defending his rights in…Continue
Here are 5 different articles of insanity of children being accused of violence at school when all they are doing is playing as normal children will do...and just think squirt gun season is on its way which may cause these incidents to rise which brings a threat of drowning in the bull crap...…Continue
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Published time: March 02, 2013 01:19
The Iraqi army has reportedly shelled Free Syrian Army positions inside Syria near the border with Iraq. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Iraq was helping Syrian government forces regain control of a border checkpoint seized by the insurgency.
Syrian troops have recaptured…Continue
The American people have continued to elect those politicians that believe in income distribution by taking from the producers and giving to the non-producers. This cannot continue indefinably as the producers will not or cannot continue this practice. This is destroying our country as more and more people are becoming dependent on government entitlements and the Federal Government becomes bigger and more powerful at the expense of state sovereignty and individual liberty.
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from the but-but-terrorism dept
We've been discussing the now annual rush to re-approve the FISA Amendments Act, despite the fact that the original bill was on shaky constitutional ground, and it's been made much (much, much) worse due to a secret interpretation of what the law means (a secret interpretation that many in Congress apparently have no interest in finding out about). Andrew Napolitano, a former judge, has penned an interesting column laying out many of the reasons why the…
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from the it's-all-about-the-public-perception dept
As the Congressional investigation into the DOJ's prosecution of Aaron Swartz has continued, apparently a DOJ representative has admitted that part of the reason it insisted on having Swartz plead guilty to a felony and go to jail, no matter what, was that it feared the public backlash for the original arrest if they couldn't then show a felony conviction and jailtime. According to a Huffington Post article, quoting various…
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