Daily News Roundup
The search for a new way to test schoolkids
Investigators found “clear, statistical evidence” of cheating on state tests at George Washington Elementary, a Blue Ribbon School, in Baltimore. Parents and educators worry not only about cheating incidents but also about expanding test prep regimens, anemic and narrowed school curriculums and, most recently, about what they consider unfair teacher evaluations based on student test scores. Here as elsewhere, student scores on standardized tests are closely tied to teacher pay and retention. (USA Today)
RoboNurse: Coming soon to a hospital near you?
Good Graph Friday: The Kids Need More Jobs
Here’s what we know about summer jobs: The pay is low, the work can be unrewarding and, all too often, there’s an unflattering uniform involved and they’re really, really hard to find. The unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds is always higher than other age groups, but things have been especially tough these last few years. (Today Show)
Some divorced families choose to vacation together
While such post-marital closeness is inconceivable to some divorced couples, others say it’s a great way to save money and to foster good memories, for the children — and even the parents.(MSNBC)
How can I eat healthy if I have to buy in bulk?
A Physician’s Nutrition Specialist instructs families on the best and healthiest affordable bulk food buys. (CNN)