In California as well as 45 of the 50 states, Washington D.C., and 4 territories, the Common Core curriculum is being implemented. Widespread criticism of the program is aimed many directions with the strongests complaints being in the areas of teacher training and development of materials and technological improvements needed in order to implement the tests.
With only a few days before the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony, journalists have started to trickle in to the host town to a find things shockingly unprepared.
I am speaking about curling. Yes, that curling. The one with the brooms. But before you take to arms and run me out of town on a polished granite stone,
Here are 5 Ultimate Survival Stories of people who, willingly or not, have transcended the known limits of human capabilities.
This year, February 9th marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatlesâ American debut on the Ed Sullivan show, and CBS will be televising an all-star performance to pay special tribute to one of modern musicâs greatest (if not the greatest) influences. Some of the voices of the once in a lifetime performance include Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Brad Paisley, and of course Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. One of the major highlights of the show will be an ensemble performance of the Beatles classic, âHey Jude.â The Beatles didnât just write some great songsâthey also changed the whole culture. One of the greatest things about the Beatles was that they were never afraid to show the world who they were. You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! -John Lennon Asking the Universe (@AskingUniverse) January 28, 2014 Their floppy haircuts and relaxed social stance made the image of counterculture mainstream, and Beatlemania was definitely the focus of every media platform of the era. Some people still recall radio stations devoted to playing Sgt. Pepperâs Lonely Hearts Club Band all day long for days on end when the album was first released. The iconic foursome opened the doors for a whole generation of musicians to flourish and adapt their own personal brand of art, and music itself earned a larger voice in a global dialogue. While only two of the Beatles have made it to the Golden Anniversary, John Lennon and George Harrison will always be fondly remembered for their contributions to entertainment, art, and bringing joy to the entire world. Can’t wait for the performance? Here are a couple of the Beatles’ greatest songs to pass the time. Hey Jude Help! While My Guitar Gently Weeps A Day in the Life Are the Beatles one of your favorite bands? You might also like: Are the Beatles the greatest band ever? Why We Love the Grammys (And You Should, Too!) ‘Duck Dynasty’: Out of the frying pan… 5 Ultimate Survival Stories
Before Microsoft chose Satya Nadella, some of the expected candidates included Alan Mulally the CEO of Ford Motors; Stephen Elop former CEO of Nokia; Steve Mollenkopf, the newly appointed CEO of Qualcomm; and Tony Bates and Kevin Turner, both notable Microsoft insiders.
President Barack Obamaâs 5th State of the Union speech is happening tonight, and whether you are a political junkie or a party-lover, thereâs something in it for everyone. Tonightâs address is no joke though, and Obama will be taking on some serious issues in tonightâs speech. Healthcare Obama will certainly attempt to defend his healthcare bill, which has survived despite repeated attempts by conservatives to cripple, dismantle, or repeal it, not to mention the technical problems which made the early versions of the website almost completely unusable. Income Inequality Income inequality was identified as one of worldâs greatest global risks at this yearâs Davos forum, and Obama has always tried to advocate for the middle class. Expect a lengthy talk about small businesses and national unemployment as well as the social obligations of major corporations. Marriage Equality With same-sex marriages legal in one third of the country, and regular publicity stunts like the televised mass-wedding at this yearâs Grammy awards, Obama will certainly dedicate a few moments of the address to redefinition of the American family. Marijuana The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado along with a greater public acceptance of the illicit substance has provoked a national dialogue. Obama has always had a pot-friendly stance in his administration and he has just recently spoken about the relative safety of the drug. Climate Change and the Environment With a continued deep freeze affecting the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard, the drought in California, and other extreme weather patterns expected in the future, climate change is an issue that needs to be addressed. Recent industrial accidents like the chemical spill in West Virginia are also a major concern to the public. You might also like: Affordable Care: godsend or blunder Are the Obamas heading for Divorce in 2014 ObamaCare rollout one month later â Truth or fiction The Pot movement and Obama
The Tim Tebow comeback tour has reemerged in Jacksonville. This time it’s Dewey Arnette, a golf pro in the area who has started running ads begging the organization to pick up Tebow, in exchange for filling the seats in the stadium. Watch the story for your self and let us know what you think on our poll and comments below!
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