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This Day in History - April 21

April 21 753 BC – Traditional date of the foundation of Rome 43 BC – Marcus Antonius is defeated by Octavian near Modena, Italy 1509 – Henry VIII is crowned King of England 1526 – Mong

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This Day in History - April 20

April 20 121 – 16th Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, is born 1139 – The Second Lateran Council opens in Rome 1521 – Zhengde, Emperor of China, dies 1657 – English Admiral Robert Bl

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34 problems with standardized tests

By Valerie Strauss In March I wrote about a decision by three justices on a Florida appeals court that said that a standardized reading test is the best way to decide whether third-graders should move t

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This Day in History - April 19

April 19 1539 – Emperor Charles V reaches a truce with German Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany 1666 – Diarist Sarah Kemble is born 1689 – Residents of Boston oust their governor, Edmond Andros

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This Day in History - April 18

April 18 310 – St. Eusebius of Vercelli begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1025 – Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned the first King of Poland 1480 – Lucretia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, is b

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This Day in History - April 17

April 17 858 – Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope 1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells the “Canterbury Tales” for the first time at the court of English King Richard II 1492 – Ch