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Schools across the country got a lift from the excitement surrounding the mission of the space shuttle Discovery and the return of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, to space after 36 years.
Millions of students, teachers, and parents are grappling this fall with new or changing state academic standards. In most cases, students, schools, and teachers will be judged by test scores keyed to these standards. Curricula will be revised. Some students may be held back. Perhaps a few teachers won't be rehired. Parents will have a yardstick by which to measure their kids' progress. All as a result of these standards.
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