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Texas school district approves paddling misbehaving students

Officials at a Texas school district have approved a controversial new disciplinary practice on students: paddling. The Three Rivers Independent School board of trustees in South Texas approved the policy Tuesday, whi

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This Day in History - July 21

July 21 365 – A powerful earthquake off the coast of Greece causes a tsunami, destroying the city of Alexandria, Egypt, killing approximately 5,000 within the city and outside it, approximately 45,000 1403 &n

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This Day in History - July 20

July 20 1304 – Italian poet and scholar, Francisco Petrarch, is born 1402 – Tamerlane’s Mongols defeat the Ottoman Turks at Angora 1588 – The Spanish Armada sets sail from Corunna 1591

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This Day in History - July 19

July 19 1374 – Italian scholar and poet, Petrarch, dies 1525 – The Catholic princes of Germany from the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation 1543 – English sister of Anne Boleyn, Mary

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SAT scores drop, despite more students getting A's

More students in the U.S. are coming homes with A’s on their report cards, while overall SAT scores are dropping, according to a Harvard study. The Harvard Graduate School of Education found that nearly half (47

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This Day in History - July 18

July 18     64 – The great fire of Rome breaks out, destroying much of the city 1789 – Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decides to back the French Revolution 1792 – Naval her