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Students Have One More May Where They Get Swamped With Tests

Students Have One More May Where They Get Swamped With Tests

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Students in the Albemarle County public schools get one more month of May when they experience an avalanche of standardized tests. The General Assembly and Governor McAuliffe have approved legislation that requires fewer tests,┬ábut the new law won’t take effect until July. Assistant Superintendent Billy Haun (pictured) says Albemarle’s teachers and principals are prepared for May. Many parents and teachers have complained for years that Virginia has gone overboard with standardized testing.

 

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Iron Maiden frontman returns to public eye

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In this photo made available on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, singer Bruce Dickinson performs during the concert of the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden at the Sziget (Island) Festival on the Shipyard Island in northern Budapest, Hungary, late Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. The Island Festival is one of the biggest cultural events of Europe with an emphasis on music.

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson makes his first public appearance since undergoing treatment for cancer.

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Aaron Hernandez trail delayed by bomb threat

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens during a motion regarding jail phone recordings during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Hernandez is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

A bomb threat has delayed proceedings of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.

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Prosecutor: Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to ‘destroy the plane’

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The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.