Dems sweeten health-care bill
Fri, Mar 19, 2010Healthcare
Arizona RepublicBy David EspoWASHINGTON - With historic health-care change in the balance, Democrats plowed fresh billions into insurance subsidies for consumers on Thursday and added a $250 rebate for seniors facing high prescription-drug costs, last-minute sweeteners to sweeping $940 billion legislation headed for a climactic weekend vote.President Barack Obama scuttled Read More

Tags: Health care reform, Seniors, Students, Democrats, Barack Obama

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Black-white disparity in achievement continues
Thu, Jul 16, 2009Education
Casa Grande DispatchBy Libby Quaid, AP Education Writer     WASHINGTON - Despite unprecedented efforts to improve minority achievement in the past decade, the gap between black and white students remains frustratingly wide, according to an Education Department report released Tuesday.There is good news in the report: Reading and math scores Read More

Tags: Minority students, Education Trust, National Assessment of Educational Progress.Black students

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