Tag Archives: Tests

Obama to states: stop ‘obsessing’ over standardized tests

Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Barack Obama wants states to limit time spent in classrooms taking standardized tests: “We’re going to work with states, school districts, teachers, and parents to make sure that we’re not obsessing about testing.” WASHINGTON — Addressing one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2% of classroom time ...

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Lumber Liquidators Says Products Safe, Offers Free Tests

Filed under: Retail, Consumer Goods, Scandals and Lawsuits, Consumer Protection, Home & Garden Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Ankit Ajmera Lumber Liquidators (LL), facing U.S. government probes over claims of dangerous levels of a cancer-causing substance in its flooring products, stood by the safety of its products and said it would offer free indoor air quality testing for qualifying ...

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Smartphone Dongle Tests For HIV And Syphilis In 15 Minutes

With the prick of a finger, this new portable smartphone accessory can detect HIV and syphilis in just a matter of minutes. The accessory was developed by researchers at the Columbia University and it can spot markers of infectious diseases in 15 minutes, according to a report on Philly. Researchers have indicated that the device is the first smartphone accessory ...

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U.S. Navy Tests Out New Way of Making Clothes

Filed under: Apparel, Manufacturing, This Built America Steven Senne/APBethany Pollack attaches a swatch of U.S. Navy camouflaged prototype fabric to a Gelbo Flex Tester machine, at Propel, a textile technology research company, in Pawtucket, R.I. By JENNIFER McDERMOTT PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Welding isn’t just for aircraft carriers anymore. The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its ...

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