The education debate should not be over whether students spend too must time testing, but on which tests are actually useful to teachers and improving instruction. Then we need to make district, state, and federal policy decisions based on this information.
Firefighter casualties have declined steadily since the 1970s, in part due to upgrades to firefighting equipment and safety standards. But newer building materials that burn faster remain a concern.
Spring is the housing market's time of greatest activity, and this year, the story of US real estate varies by location. One common theme: A recovery is well under way, but not yet complete.
St. Patrick's Day parades in two cities have become battlegrounds for gay rights. Now, the mayors in New York and Boston – which have two of the largest parades – have joined the cause.