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This Day in History - April 23

April 23 1014 – Brian Boru, the high king of Ireland, is assassinated by Vikings shortly after his Irish forces defeated them 1348 – The first English order of knighthood is founded 1500 – Pedr

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This Day in History - April 22

April 22 296 – St. Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope 536 – St. Agapitus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 1451 – Queen of Spain, Isabella I is born 1500 – Pedro Alvarez Cabral disc

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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