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High-stakes testing harms students, schools, report says (access required)

An Arizona State University educational policy think-tank says that high-stakes testing and evaluation systems for schools may actually undermine their goal of reforming public education. Instead of promoting comprehensive and effective school reform, the author of a new report on the effects of such systems says there are unintended consequences. “The stress on rewards and punishments based ...

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This is Tombstone’s Oriental Saloon, photographed in the 1930s after its conversion for use as a drug store.

The Oriental Saloon (access required)

Owned by Jim Vizina, its bar and restaurant rented to Cochise County Supervisor M.E. (Milt) Joyce, the Oriental was considered Tombstone’s finest saloon. “Last evening,” ...