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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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LONDON (Reuters) - Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors are testing connected cars which can communicate with each other using technology designed to speed up journeys and cut accidents, the firs
Scientists have found 500 seabed vents bubbling methane into the Pacific Ocean off the United States, roughly doubling the number of known U.S. seeps of the powerful greenhouse gas.
Stargazers are in for a spectacular show tonight as debris from Halley’s Comet rains down to Earth’s atmosphere in the annual Orionid meteor shower. The event will peak early Friday morning.
Duke University found female meerkats can produce more testosterone than males, which turns them into bullies. However, these 'mean girl' meerkats tend to have weaker immune systems.
The study, conducted by Min Zhu and colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, used a fossil from the jaws of an ancient fish that was discovered in 2013 and a new fossil.
Wall Street has generally been pleased with AMD's comeback efforts.
Nintendo has finally revealed its next big thing, and it’s something the likes of which we've never seen before.
Calorie counts on restaurant menus, especially when it comes to fast food, was expected to help consumers make healthier choices, but a study by researchers at New York University said such labeling
Vanderbilt University found trained and self-taught typists are comparably fast when it comes to certain tasks. However, self-taught typists can only keep up if the keyboard is visible.
The WIRED gaming crew runs down today's announcements about the Nintendo Switch (and what Nintendo didn't say). The post Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Switches It On appeared first on WIRED.
When the Orlando Utilities Commission made a push to encourage electric vehicle use in 2011, it expected to install as many as 200 charging stations in Central Florida by October of that year.Five yea
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump sparred on the debate stage three times. A topic that was glaringly missing in the mix? Mental health. Despite the fact that ment
Chasing that 2-year-old from one end of the house to the other may one day help reduce your electric bill. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a method of using chemical
Brooks HaysSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A team of scientists have found a way to simplify the sociology of the hunting party and explain why some predators work together while others go it alon
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says media reports about crashes involving cars with self-driving features are essentially killing people by turning them off to new life-saving technology
Identity thieves could easily replicate a human hand, with all five fingerprints, to ‘break into a vault, a crime scene, or enter the country illegally,’ experts at Michigan State University warn.
An expert at West Virginia University suggests human thought will soon communicate directly with computers, which will move us toward an era of 'computing at the speed of thought.'
As Hurricane Matthew barreled toward Haiti, killing hundreds of people earlier this month, the Caribbean nation’s Provisional Electoral Council moved its elections from Oct. 9 to Nov. 20. And that’s
Facebook has apologised for removing a video on breast cancer awareness posted by a Swedish group, saying it was incorrectly taken down.
Mike Massimino seems a nice bloke, smiley, calm and straightforward, as this memoir shows him to be. His book isn’t up there with the fairies, it’s completely down to earth — and that’s a recommenda
Nike is all about self-lacing shoes these days, and one limited edition is doing a world of good.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for We Day) Microsoft's stock cracked its dot com era high on Thursday after postingquarterly results that handily beat expectations. The
Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Matthew grazed the southeastern corner of the United States, flooding communities and tearing houses apart, the impacts of the storm are still being felt in communiti
10 guns, including an AR-style weapon, as well as 50TB in data seized during search of NSA contractor Harold T. Martin III. The former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor is expected to face espionage char
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