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Monolingual Hispanic Students Learn English

Should students be separated by their English proficiency?

The Los Angeles Unified School District is moving toward enforcing a policy of grouping students with similar language ability in the same classes. Last week parents got together in protest, asking that their English-learning students be taught in the same way.
NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

Dodgers post-mortem: the lessons of 2013

A 9-0 loss in Game 6 Friday night eliminated the Dodgers from the playoffs, meaning no World Series in Los Angeles this year. But what do the Dodgers have to look forward to next year?
Oakland Police Dept. Holds News Conference On Chief Howard Jordan's Abrupt Step Down
In an effort to dissuade johns who solicit sex workers,Oakland Police Department has been mailing letters to men suspected of cruising for prostitutes.

Will ACA enrollment glitches be overcome?

President Barack Obama today said there is "no excuse" for technical glitches delaying some people from signing up for "Obamacare" on-line. After the website healthcare.

Is the whopping $13-billion JPMorgan settlement fair?

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the U.S., has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle Department of Justice allegations that it had sold bad home mortgages to investors in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
New Zealand Dollar Rises To A 26 Year High

China credit agency downgrades US debt

In the run-up to the debt ceiling deadline, stateside credit rating agency Fitch threatened downgrade US sovereign debt rating. Congress acted on time and that was that. But last week, we found out that US credit rating did get slashed, from an A to an A-
Scott Adams explores the benefits of failure in his new book, “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.” The creator and author of the popular comic series, Dilbert, Adams knows about failure. Adams has been a full time cartoonist since 1995, but prior to that career he worked in technology.

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