County surrounding Pennsylvania’s capital has been drenched with 78 billion gallons of water — enough to fill more than 115 Olympic swimming pools
Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack will continue to stay away from the team and new coach Jon Gruden as he awaits a contract extension, a source told ESPN.
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Source: DE Mack to skip start of Raiders camp
NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) — The first steps have been taken to transition away from PARCC testing in New Jersey, according to Governor Phil Murphy’s administration. Proposed changes include reducing the number of tests required to graduate high school from six to two and ensuring that educators and parents receive test data in a timely manner. The proposed short-term changes come after the New Jersey Department of Education held a two-month listening tour. The administration says the transition will be made in multiple phases. This report and draft regulations come from phase one of the transition. “By making the transition in phases, we can ensure a smooth implementation in schools across the state and maintain compliance with current state and federal requirements,” Murphy said in a statement. According to the administration, the NJDOE will be launching the second phase during the summer and 2018-19 school year. It will be focused on more complicated questions and issues with implementation. The PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, test was first implemented in March of 2015 as a new option for high school students to graduate. It gave students another option in addition to hitting a minimum score on the SAT or ACT college admissions exam or submitting a portfolio. It has faced controversy from parents and students over the years with many claiming it had teachers and students stressed and only focusing on tests, among other complaints. Many parents even had their kids opt out of the test . Supporters of the test said it was necessary to measure student performance and that students would benefit from being challenged by the exam.
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New Jersey Takes First Steps To Transition Away From PARCC
Just after midnight Friday, the threat of a trade war between the U.S. and China moved from rhetoric to reality. The Trump administration imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. China immediately retaliated with duties on the same value of American products. Derek Thompson, a senior editor at the Atlantic, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss why China, specifically, is the wrong country to get into a trade war with and the potential outcomes if it continues to escalate.
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Why a trade war with China is dangerous for the U.S.
Davido scored the biggest awards, winning 'Song of the Year', 'Artist of the Year' and 'Best Pop Single'; Wizkid won the most awards, bagging 'Viewers Choice', 'Best R&B /Pop Album', 'Best Video' and Best Collabo'; while Simi went home with 'Best R&B Single', 'Best Recording' and 'Album of the Year'.
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Davido, Simi & Wizkid Win Big At The Headies 2018