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One of the criticisms of standardized testing is that it encourages schools to “teach to the test.” Rather than educating students through a well-rounded curriculum, students instead practice only the type of questions that will be on the test, learn test-taking strategies and other short-cuts.

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“I don’t understand these directions,” grumbled my husband, flipping a piece of paper over in his hands and then turning it upside down and back again.

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Reader question: How does one go about finding or creating a buyer for a potential group home? The highest and best use for this building is a group home. The city permitting appears to be doable. I want a Realtor who can/will market the house to...

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Dear Dave,I noticed that your Baby Steps list puts saving for retirement before saving for your kid’s college fund. Sending your kids to college would come first on the timeline, so what is your reasoning behind this?JenDear Jen,

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Here are five ways to have fun this weekend.

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Tip of the WeekTax season is a headache for most people, and small-business owners are no exception.

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Word of the Daybuss \ BUS \ noun, verb; A kiss; a playful kiss; a smack; transitive verb: To kiss; especially to kiss with a smack. — Dictionary.comWebsite of the DayThe Art of Kissinghttp://www.kissing.com

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The Blue Springs South baseball team is undefeated in the Eastern Jackson County Tournament.Excellent pitching carried the Jaguars past Belton 9-2 and O’Hara 13-4 Tuesday. Reece Eddins allowed only two his and struck out seven in...

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Blue Springs South grabbed the lead midway through the second half but couldn’t hold off Park Hill South’s late charge, as the visiting Panthers scored in the 74th and 75th minutes to upend the Jaguars 3-2 in the Blue Springs South...

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CLEVELAND – The Kansas City Royals needed a big hit.Mike Moustakas delivered it in an 8-2 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians.Moustakas' three-run homer was the key blow in a four-run fourth inning as the Royals...

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Blue Springs was too much for the William Chrisman boys tennis team Tuesday. Five singles victories highlighted an 8-1 victory.No. 1 player Nick Hurt (10-2) posted the only Chrisman victory. Blue Springs singles winners were Sam Phillips...

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