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How Charter School Boards Affect School Quality – by Amber M. Northern

A new study asks a simple but largely uninvestigated question: Do the characteristics, views, and practices of charter boards have any bearing on charter school quality?
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The best stuff for throwing a party, or to get as a gift for the party animal in your life. The post Wishlist 2016: Festive Gift Ideas for Holiday Entertaining appeared first on WIRED.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his family revealed their final White House holiday card Friday. Obama's prepared to say goodbye to the White House as President-elect Donald Trump is all set to take
Have you ever dreamt of having a vacation in the moon?
When a pulsar and a star get into a relationship, it’s always a cannibalistic one. The pulsar, which is a rotating neutron star, feeds off of gas gravitationally pulled from the companion, eventually
The ultimate escape in these disaffected times.
Appropriated by enthusiasts of tea, manicures and bubble baths in recent weeks, the term “self-care” has a political charge traced to Audre Lorde.
Coca-Cola Co.’s incoming CEO James Quincey is reportedly under pressure to drastically cut the calories of the product lineup. The company announced Friday that Quincey will take over the leadership
Reports say Spotify is planning a new treat for users who aren't signed up for a premium subscription.
A source for the Financial Times claims that the deal was abandoned as Spotify prepares for an IPO sometime next year.
The "Touch Bar Piano" app is designed to turn the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro into a little tiny touch-based piano that can be used to make music.
The Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and economics will be handed out to this year’s winners during a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Sweden at 4:30 p.m. CET (10:30 
The millennial generation doesn’t rely on newspapers like baby boomers and some Gen Xers do.
Yasmin Seweid, an 18-year-old Long Island resident who was allegedly attacked by three Trump supporters in a Manhattan subway station last week, has gone missing. According to police, her disappearan
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 most traded phone in 2016, according to e-commerce app Cashify
Jennifer Lopez’s life is made more meaningful and complete by her eight-year-old twins, Max and Emme.
“Modern Family” star Ariel Winter recently showed off her curves in a red, sequined female Santa costume. On her Instagram account, the 18-year-old shared a snap of herself wearing a short skirt and
The U.S. Senate passed a short-term spending bill Friday night to fund the government through April after Democrats who sought more generous healthcare benefits for coal miners stopped delaying actio
The flickering lights work by stimulating gamma oscillation, which is believed to be impaired in people suffering from the illness.
The Autorité des Marchés Financiers has levied a combined €1.27 million fine against Ubisoft Montreal CEO and VP of corporate affairs.
Grace Vanderwaal adores her precious pug puppy, Frankie, so much that she can't help but show him off on social media.  On her Instagram account, the “America’s Got Talent” Season 11 winner shared a
NASA’s Juno spacecraft, locked in orbit around Jupiter since July 4, will make its next close flyby of the planet at 12:04 p.m. EST on Sunday, the space agency announced Friday. This would mark the s
David Harewood, who turned 51 on Thursday, Dec. 8, recently got a birthday shoutout from his “Supergirl” co-star Chyler Leigh. On Friday, Leigh greeted the birthday boy on Instagram with a photo of h
Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik recently teamed up for the “Fifty Shades Darker” soundtrack. According to Variety, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” happens to be the only song that Swift released this year.
ASA says Juno will be about 2,580 miles above the gas giant’s roiling cloud tops and traveling at a speed of about 129,000 mph ond) relative to the planet at the time of closest approach.  
“Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch recently paid tribute to their co-star, Simon Helberg, on the actor’s 36th birthday. On their respective Instagram acco
Scientists estimate that there may be over 100 million pieces of space debris— most of which are too small to be monitored — currently floating in orbit. This orbital junk can travel at speeds of up
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s H-IIB rocket carrying the spaceship Kounotori 6 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, at 10:26
“Veep” star Tony Hale has opened up about how the change in the political climate in the U.S. will affect his show’s tone. “Well, we’re not gonna be a satire anymore,” Hale joked. “We’re gonna have a
Just days after Sherri Papini told police that two Hispanic women abducted her and held her captive, an expert has pointed at the involvement of "serial rapist, serial killer" in the case. Serial kil

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Pakistan to manufacture KIA vehicles with Iran’s collaboration

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Nahavandian outlines talks in Europe on banking issues

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Turkey seeks arrest 55 people suspected of financing Gulen - NTV

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Dubai Investments eyes 30 percent Emicool listing for $200 mln - CEO

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IAEA concludes safety review at Armenian Nuclear Power Plant

The SALTO team reviewed the plant’s programmes related to its long-term operation, including human resources and knowledge management.
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