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Morton Times-News - Morton, IL
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One of the criticisms of standardized testing is that it encourages schools to “teach to the test.” Rather than educating students through a well-rounded curriculum, students instead practice only the type of questions that will be on the test, learn test-taking strategies and other short-cuts.

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“I don’t understand these directions,” grumbled my husband, flipping a piece of paper over in his hands and then turning it upside down and back again.

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Reader question: How does one go about finding or creating a buyer for a potential group home? The highest and best use for this building is a group home. The city permitting appears to be doable. I want a Realtor who can/will market the house to...

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Dear Dave,I noticed that your Baby Steps list puts saving for retirement before saving for your kid’s college fund. Sending your kids to college would come first on the timeline, so what is your reasoning behind this?JenDear Jen,

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Here are five ways to have fun this weekend.

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Tip of the WeekTax season is a headache for most people, and small-business owners are no exception.

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Word of the Daybuss \ BUS \ noun, verb; A kiss; a playful kiss; a smack; transitive verb: To kiss; especially to kiss with a smack. — Dictionary.comWebsite of the DayThe Art of Kissinghttp://www.kissing.com

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Morton clobbered the Pekin baseball team April 16.

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Cookbook authors Myra and Marea Goodman share 12 reasons why eating organic is important.

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Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife Sara Kapfer filed for legal separation on Tuesday after 20 years of marriage, TMZ.com reports.Kapfer cited irreconcilable differences from the Oscar-winning actor, whom she married in 1994.Shocking celebrity breakups

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Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife Sara Kapfer filed for legal separation on Tuesday after 20 years of marriage, TMZ.com reports.Kapfer cited irreconcilable differences from the Oscar-winning actor, whom she married in 1994.Shocking celebrity breakups

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