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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, 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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Updated at 10:26 PM

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

Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Five people were injured in when a vehicle crossed the center on state Route 1 in the Eagle Creek area Sunday.

Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Bishop Albert Ingram Jr. of Harrisburg, Pastor of the Mt. Olivet Free Will Baptist Church in Carbondale is still committed to Girl Scouting even though his children are grown.

Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 8:18 PM

A U.S. Senator and the Harrisburg Mayor are hoping to change the funding formula that provides federal assistance following natural disasters.

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