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- Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)
All the Mongolian gerbils and half the mice sent into space by Russia have died on the 30-day mission. Scientists with the Bion-M experimental flight, launched last month, blame an equipment failure f Read More
An additional hour every week in gym class was linked to a 4.8% reduction in fifth-graders' odds of being obese, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Economics. Researchers noted th Read More
- Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org)
Alternate-assessment consortia Dynamic Learning Maps and the National Center and State Collaborative are working on common core assessments for students with severe cognitive disabilities to be admini Read More
- Twin Cities Daily Planet (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Minnesota Gov. Mike Dayton is expected to sign a new higher-education budget that boosts spending by $250 million over the next two years. The bill freezes tuition at the state's public colleges and u Read More
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