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State English, math test results show room to improve

...much respect for our local districts and the experts at the local level to come in and say I can do better from Juneau, so we wan to come alongside districts and provide the resources that are necessary."The state has 12 such AMP coaches. Optimally...
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Horror flick keeps viewer on edge of seat

...somewhat by the fact that director James Wan also brought us "Insidious," a mid-level...these kind of chilling films were popular. Wan, however, isn't Quentin Tarantino...the odd pop song by Karen Carpenter. What Wan is doing is much more subtle, and effective...
Arts & Entertainment
Iran Deal is the new Obamacare try to stop Iran from becoming a threshold nuclear power.The president's rebuttals of the critics of the agreement are wan and unpersuasive.On inspections: "This access can be with as little as 24 hours' notice." Underline the word "can" in...
Bacon stays crisp in 'Sentence'

...good father, husband and all-around guy. Director James Wan does a marvelous job in just a few minutes of establishing this...on blasted body-parts and employs a thrash-metal score. Wan, though stretching somewhat from his senseless "Saw" series...
Better path needed on health care in it." And the vast majority aren't liking it. An ABC/Washington Post poll found that nearly 70 percent of American wan the law, or the individual mandate that ties it all together, tossed out entirely. Why so much opposition? New taxes to everyday...

...increase of more than a foot is expected in both places, putting them at risk of flooding and prompting the weather service to wan residents downstream from Skilak Lake to take precaution while in low-lying areas, report minor flooding to local law enforcement...
Kenai River Festival educates, entertains

...We've got a huge group here," she said. As she talked about her family, an equally colorful man she referred to as "Skip" wan-dered by to say hello. Skip Cheever, of Soldotna, stopped to talk on his way to the beer tent. The retired oil worker's...
3 films make for a scary night at the movies

...potential unfortunately ends up being the most disappointing. The first on the list is "Insidious," from "Saw" director James Wan, about a suburban family that moves to escape a haunted house, only to find out that it's not the house that haunted after...
Arts & Entertainment
Dramedy inspired by real life: 'But what makes it different is that element of supposed truth' only mostly successful. I did enjoy all the references to Jedi, though. It's a clever little in-joke to have Obi-Wan himself acting incredulous at the idea of mystical forces and zen warrior-monks. Rounding out the cast are Jeff Bridges playing...
Students' access to world wide Web made faster

...administrative tasks, such as e-mail, bookkeeping, accessing and updating student information and recording grades. With the new WAN system up and running, the schools will have immediate access to the Internet and all the educational benefits it can provide...


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