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Longtime Teachers Describe Current Challenges

Longtime Teachers Describe Current Challenges

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A Charlottesville School Board member is overjoyed about a new state law that reduces the number of standardized exams. Colette Blount (pictured left) is glad students will spend less time taking the tests after July 1st. Carol Busching (pictured right), who’s a gifted education specialist, says many people who don’t teach get obsessed with the word accountability. Busching says she is accountable to her students. She teaches at Burnley-Moran Elementary. Blount and Busching spoke during a monthly breakfast for local Democrats.

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Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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