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The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
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Topic - Tom Luna
Idaho officials have awarded an eight-year, $180 million contract to Hewlett-Packard Co. to provide high school students and teachers with laptops, in a deal that hinges on a voter initiative.
America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire incompetent teachers, and a few states have essentially nullified tenure altogether, according to an analysis being released Wednesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
A raging forest fire in eastern Arizona that has forced thousands from their homes headed Wednesday for a pair of transmission lines that supply electricity to hundreds of thousands of people as far east as Texas.
The nation's first museum about gays, opening in San Francisco's Castro District, showcases a variety of items ranging from Harvey Milk's pink-framed sunglasses to manuscripts and sex toys.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Public Schools Superintendent Tom Luna announced Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett-Packard as the winning vendor at an event Tuesday on the company's Boise campus.
Otter and Luna say the computers are critical to their vision for transforming high school classrooms across the state.