By Taniya Harwell |Staff Writer|
2015 May see end to No Child Left Behind Act (Jan. 14)
After years of debate, both Democrats and Republicans have finally reached a consensus that repealing the No Child Left Behind Act will be top priority in 2015.
The controversial act expired in 2007, but is still mandated in American school systems today.
The top Senate Republican on the education committee, Lamar Alexandar, released a draft of the repeal called the Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015 earlier this week.
The official replacement for the act is still being discussed by political officials, but the central focus of the act will be standardized testing, according to Buzzfeed.com.
Washington mother urges parents to get proper medical care for family (Jan. 12)
A Washington mother of three, Rebecca Taylor, thought her 5-year-old was only suffering from the common cold. Scarlet, the child, was picked up from school by recommendation of the school nurse on Dec.17 and died two days later, according to komonews.com.
Doctors say Scarlet had contracted the H3N2 flu virus which mimics the common cold. Washington officials advise parents to get flu vaccines and warn residents that flu season peaks in January and February.
The Syncardia Total Artificial Heart is connected to two tubes in Larkin’s chest that attach to a compressor carried in his backpack.
Larkin was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia when he was 16 years old.
The disorder affects both sides of his heart. According to usatoday.com, Larkin shares the disorder with his younger brother.
The award is given to businesses who keep the community clean and beautiful. According to cbsnews.com, Admiral Theater had previously been recognized for giving free lap-dances to anyone who donated children’s toys for Christmas.