Lawmakers are requiring high school students, starting with this year’s freshmen class, to prove they truly understand the subjects they study before they can graduate, but they still haven’t worked out many details teachers need to prepare students.
It was sunny and clear, not a cloud in the sky.
But inside the little brick building that sits inconspicuously on the side of U.S. 460, Jeff Orrock wasn’t feeling it.
Beautiful weather means administrative duties, and his job is far more fun when storms kick up and the sky falls, when it snows or hurricanes threaten the coast.
[img_assist|nid=1203223|title=|desc= A PEDESTRIAN talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain at John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia. Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but the research does not provide any clear answers about the safety of the devices that seem like extensions of our bodies.
Anica Brown, a seventh-grade science teacher at Pound Middle School, heard about a plastic bag recycling program through her church and decided to bring it to her school.
[img_assist|nid=1203217|title=|desc= A POLAR BEAR rests on a chunk of sea ice in the Arctic. A new study released shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they are supposed to be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting.
The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr.
Nick Schmaltz scored in the seventh round of the shootout to give Chicago a 3- 2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, just the Blackhawks’ second victory in 11 games.
Ducks 2, Stars 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller stopped 41 shots to lead Anaheim to its fourth straight win.
Knights 7, Flames 3
Cam Sturgis scored a hat trick to lead Edward Little to a 7-1 victory over Mt. Ararat/ Lisbon/ Morse Wednesday night in boys high school hockey action at Norway Savings Bank Arena.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.
Austin Dillon is still celebrating his Daytona 500 victory and Bubba Wallace is relishing his sudden breakout as NASCAR’s newest star.
Denny Hamlin? Well, he’s in the middle of another feud, and it’s only the second week of the season.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.
He is the only two-time winner on the PGA Tour this season. He has been No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings the past six weeks.
And when he sees the No. 544 player in the world Thursday morning on the first tee of the Honda Classic, these could be his first words.
“Hi, I’m Patton Kizzire.”
[img_assist|nid=1203195|title=|desc= ROSALIE WHITE of Brunswick, left, grabs the ball over York defenders as Dragon Emily Larochelle, right, looks on during Wednesday’s Class A South girls high school basketball semifinal at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Brunswick rolled to a 52-23 victory and will face Greely on Saturday at 6 p.m.
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — Constance Porter, 89, of Peterborough, died peacefully at her home at Rivermead on February 16, 2018. She was born in Milford, Mass., on August 1, 1928, the daughter of Herbert Charles Wright and Emily Smith Grant.
The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests.
More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year scored a three or better on at least one test, according to a report released Wednesday by the College Board.