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Viewpoint: ‘Information Age’ means reinventing our schools
In spite of the billions of dollars spent on educational reform since “A Nation at Risk” was published in 1987, more than half of America’s high school seniors are not proficient in reading, and 75...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A downtown treasure gets a breath of life
In commercial acquisitions, timing can make all the difference, and in the case of Cleveland’s only locally owned bank the timing could not have been better. When SunTrust reduced its Cleveland foo...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Escaping the feared trap of your unemployment
There’s good news for jobs in the United States. First, in June, the private sector added 288,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Second, the unemployment rate has shrunk to 6.1 ...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three tips to avoid outliving your funds
As people get closer to the age when they hope to retire, traditional wisdom calls for moving into more conservative — safer — investments, such as Treasury bonds and many fixed-income mutual funds...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: When voting stops, so does democracy
Voting in the second of three major elections in Bradley County’s busy political year is now underway and this one includes not only a variety of County General races, but also the Tennessee State ...
Jul 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Some lessons we learned from Common Core
There are several words that are called “fighting words” these days, but “Common Core State Standards” may head the list in public education. The only other item that may come close is standardized...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education is facing ‘reform the reformers’
A young monk named Martin Luther wrote 95 theses, then nailed them to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He welcomed public debate on the subjects of concern that he raised. This gave birth to t...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorials: ‘Be Your Best Self’ a gift to Cleveland
“What’s wrong with kids today?” is a question most of us have heard, and some of us have asked, in recent years. Perhaps it’s a legitimate query, but we suspect the answer lies not in the question ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recognize danger in the workplace
Shocking acts of public violence continue to dominate the news: Shootings at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard, considered to be workplace incidents, and a stabbing at a Pennsylvania high scho...
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three suprising facts about Social Security
Despite the fact that almost every working adult (and teenager) pays into Social Security, and that millions of us count on it for at least part — if not all — of our retirement income, there’s a l...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: A line that politics should never cross
Candidates for public office — regardless of affiliation or influence — should take great pride in wooing voters by including glimpses of past military service in their political campaigns. But all...
Jul 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Facing heartbreaking decisions of dementia
One day in April 2004, my husband of 45 years, L. Howard Moss III, laid down for a nap, woke up, did not know who I was, and never knew again. This was our abrupt entrance into the world of dementi...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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