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LETTER: K-12 standardized testing needs reform

grandforksherald.com — I'm writing to address the growing emphasis on standardized testing in K-12 education. These tests put unnecessary stress on students, and we need to reconsider whether the tests are a valid way of measuring intelligence. Furthermore, the testing also is a source of negativity in the classroom. And ...

Aspen Highlands, Colorado: Where to Ski Now in the Southern Rockies

mensjournal.com — Facebook just added to your Activity: This Article Aspen Highlands is the one mountain in the Aspen chain that is so good, with such an endless menu of famous terrain, the skiing and riding eclipses the iconic town itself.

Paris Attacks: Refugees Again at Mercy of Shifting Public Opinion

huffingtonpost.com — It's an ever-shifting landscape for refugees fleeing to Europe from war in Syria and ISIS slaughter. Only a couple of short months ago, on September 2, 2015, the image of little Aylan Kurdi's body washed up on a shore in Turkey captured the attention of the world, sweeping public opinion toward sudden compassion for refugees.

A Chibok Father's Heartache

foxnews.com — It's been a year and a half since the story of the kidnapped Chibok girls captured international attention. Today, as reports surface that one of the girls may have escaped her Boko Haram captors, I find myself thinking of her father.

A journey to north Iceland, where wild horses run free

mashable.com — Skagafjörður, Iceland - Deep in the valleys of the tabletop mountains in north Iceland, hundreds of horses roam free during the summer months, grazing in the highlands and raising their young. In the fall, farmers come together to round up and sort the horses.

To The Facebook Friend Who Reported Me For Photo Of Syrian Child

huffingtonpost.com — I'm not sure if we've been friends for a long time or only met recently. I'm not sure if we grew up together or met at a coffee shop here in DC.

Teen Worker Found Dead After Silo Collapse in Loudoun County

nbcwashington.com — The body of a teenage worker was found early Tuesday, more than 24 hours after a silo collapsed at a Northern Virginia quarry, reports WTOP. Search crews worked throughout the night, removing tons of material that had spilled from the silo when it broke open Monday morning. WTOP reported at 7:30 a.m.
Aug 04, 2015

RT @@nbcwashington #BREAKING: The body of a teenage worker was found this morning, @WTOP reports. nbc4dc.com/5xbCtCq

Aug 04, 2015

18-Year-Old Worker Found Dead After Silo Collapse in Loudoun Co. Identified nbcwashington.com/news/local/Tee…

Fairfax Co. Schools Consider Adding Protections for Transgender Students

nbcwashington.com — Charlie Cranford Teague feels respected and accepted at South Lakes High School. Now, the gender-fluid teen from Reston, Virginia wants the same respect for transgender and gender-fluid students throughout Fairfax County schools. "No one's entitled to take away my rights based on who I am," said Charlie, 16, who identifies as a girl and a boy.
Apr 25, 2015

Fairfax Co. Schools Consider Protections for Transgender Students nbcwashington.com/news/local/Fai…

Homeless Man Stops Rape Attempt in Northwest D.C.

nbcwashington.com — A homeless man says he was looking for a place to sleep when he came upon an attempted rape and intervened early Tuesday. Shortly before 3:30 a.m., Ketrell Ferguson, who is recently homeless, heard screams and noticed a struggle in the 3600 block of 16th Street NW.
Mar 28, 2015

Homeless Man Stops Rape Attempt in Northwest D.C. | NBC4 Washington nbcwashington.com/news/local/Hom… via @nbcwashington

Mar 30, 2015

Homeless man looking for a place to sleep comes across a man trying to rape a woman and beats the shit out of him. nbcwashington.com/news/local/Hom…

Mar 30, 2015

Next time you want to demonize the homeless, remember that they sometimes do things like this: bit.ly/1ytAp1n

Mar 30, 2015

RT @aaronwiener: Next time you want to demonize the homeless, remember that they sometimes do things like this: bit.ly/1ytAp1n

High School Lacrosse Team Raising Money to Save Captain’s Home

nbcwashington.com — A high school lacrosse team is raising funds for its captain's family, which is facing foreclosure due to mounting medical expenses. The Dinas have two days to pay $67,000 in mortgage back payments or lose their Alexandria home of 17 years.
Mar 24, 2015

RT @nbcwashington: A Fairfax Co. high school lacrosse team is raising funds to help save their captain’s home --> bit.ly/1xuFMCA

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Jan 23, 2016

RT @patcollins4: Snow stick challenge ends at 8pm...most creative cabin fever cure gets the stick...judging next week...still time to enter...

Jan 23, 2016

@VirginiaBudo thank you so much. Happy New Year and be safe in all this snow!

Jan 23, 2016

@mattymatt028 hey there!! Doing swell. Watching the snow. You?

Jan 23, 2016

UPDATE: 9-year-old Di'Marco Dempsey has been found safe. nbc4dc.com/5oKxh8l

Jan 22, 2016

@dunk735 hi! We're great. Alice is 3 wks old. They grow up so fast ;). Stay safe

Jan 22, 2016

RT @nbcwashington: WEATHER ALERT: #Blizzard2016 moving into area earlier than expected. Stream News4 LIVE ---> nbc4dc.com/MZgpAQW http…


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