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Analyzing the crowded 2014 Hall of Fame ballot

The 2014 Hall of Fame ballot is going to spark plenty of debate over the next several weeks because there are so many strong candidates.<p>On Tuesday, …

Don Mattingly

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot Released

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2014, one that includes 19 new candidates, according to its official website.<p>This year's ballot is highlighted by pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. Maddux won four consecutive National League Cy Young Awards from 1992-95 with the …

Can 2014 MLB HOF List of Nominees Be Best Hall of Fame Class in History?

The Baseball Hall of Fame is a place to appreciate the greatness of days past, as well as a litmus test we will judge future superstars by.<p>Going over the list of nominees for the Class of 2014, it's possible we could see the greatest collection of talent elected into Cooperstown since the initial …

Deadspin buys 2014 Hall of Fame vote, will crowdsource ballot

Deadspin.com has purchased a Hall of Fame vote from a BBWAA member and intends to "make a mockery and farce" of the voting process.<p><b>MORE</b>: 2014 Hall of …

Hall of Fame

The plan of attack for a crowded HOF ballot

My Hall of Fame Ballot, if I had one:<p>1. Jeff Bagwell<br>2. Craig Biggio<br>3. Barry Bonds<br>4. Roger Clemens<br>5. Tom Glavine<br>6. Jeff Kent<br>7. Greg Maddux<br>8. Edgar …

Roger Clemens

Common Core: A Threat to Catholic Education

<i>Editor’s note: The following letter by Eagle Forum president, Phyllis Schlafly, was mailed this month to key members of the Roman Catholic hierarchy</i> …

No, Twitter is not ruining America or American politics — just the opposite, in fact

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Picsfive<p>Is Twitter ruining America? That’s the somewhat hyperbolic claim made by Philip Bump in a …

Social Media

The Best Resources For Talking To Parents About The Common Core Standards

I’m no big fan of the Common Core Standards, but they are a reality for most of us.<p>If teachers are ever in situations where they have to explain them …

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

What is new and different in the Common Core? When it comes to the writing standards, a heavy emphasis on <i>audience</i> for one thing, and this is very …

Common-Core Tests in Kentucky, Year Two: What's the Trend?

« News About State Education Chiefs: One Elevation, One Nosedive | Main | La. Chief John White Urges Fixes in K-12 Education Narrative »<p>Kentucky was …

Colorín Colorado

Part II of the series on informational text will first provide an overview of what close reading is and could mean for ELLs, including some …

Teaching

Arne Duncan Mounts Strongest Defense Yet of Common Core Standards

<b>UPDATED</b><p>In a speech today to the American Society of News Editors in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan mounted his strongest defense …

N.C. Moving to Integrated High School Math With Common Core

I often hear from math educators that the common-core standards seem to cry out for moving away from the traditional Algebra 1-geometry-Algebra 2 …

Engaging Common Core: Reading to See How the Words Work

Following is a post (second in a series on breaking down the Common Core ) from guest blogger Susan Weston, a Kentucky education consultant who often …

On the Brink of the Common Core Era, Principals Leading

<i>Co-authored by Lynette Guastaferro</i><p>The new Common Core era has generated great insecurity, largely because some states, such as New York, implemented the new assessments before rolling out new curricula designed to match the rigorous exams. Despite its great promise, the Common Core is unlikely to …

Education

Common Core Success Will Require Common Approach To Integration

<b>Common Core Success Will Require Common Approach To Integration</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Ph.D, Authentic Education<p>Readers know that I am a strong supporter of …

Common Core

I’m worried about getting lost in Tokyo and concerned about costs. Any travel tips?

As someone who lived in Japan for a year I share your fascination with arguably the world's most intriguing mega-city, which is why I've returned several times since. A visit here is usually a mesmerizing immersion – so long as you don't spend all your time blinking at bizarre game shows on your …

US intelligence on Syria gas attack 'unconvincing', says Russia

Western intelligence reports about Syrian use of chemical weapons that have been seen by the Russian government are “completely unconvincing,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.<p>Mr Lavrov said that evidence recently provided by the United States, Britain, and France showing regime …

Russia

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"The US is sending Salvadorans back to one of the most violent places in the world, and putting them at risk of death."<p>Displaced people report …

Syrian kids struggle in refugee camp

Zaatari, one of the largest refugee camps is five miles from the Syrian border in neighboring Jordan. Now there are more than 25,000 and of the 120 thousand people living there, half are children. In this first of a special series, ITV’s John Ray reports from a makeshift children’s clinic inside …

Refugees

Syria Resolution Could Be A Hard Sell On Capitol Hill

Twenty-four hours after President Obama announced on Saturday that he'll wait for congressional authorization before launching strikes on Syria; members of Congress attended a classified briefing at the Capitol.<p>For days, most of the discontent among members of Congress has been about not being …