"A Nation at Risk," the report issued 30 years ago this week by President Ronald Reagan's Education Department, was meant as a wake-up call for the country. But its warnings still reverberate today, with 1 in 4 Americans failing to earn a high school degree on time and the U.S. lagging other countries in the percentage of young people who complete college.
Janet Riley died Monday, April 22, 2013, in Columbia. She was 79.
Janet Riley worked in childcare and enjoyed her dogs.
Delay in making decision about Providence Road safety just delays making the road safer, too.
Robert Behne has been taking pictures at Eagle Bluffs for many years, ever since his mother first showed him the area 20 years ago.
Women of the Earth began this fall as a way to let students work with facilities to promote earth-friendly efforts on campus, said freshman Maile Wortham, the group’s president. She's hoping the club continues to grow over time.
The Coordinating Board for Higher Education and each school would collaborate on developing their performance measures by July 2014.
U.S. investigators hope to gain more information through contact with the parents of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Russia.
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon, completing the three-game sweep.
Peoria Heights, Ill., leaders are reluctant to issue an all-clear because of the significant pressure that extended high water levels can put on levees.
House Republicans assert that federal gun policies and proposals infringe on the Second Amendment rights to bear arms.
The contract aimed to move people from welfare programs onto federal disability payments.
A relative of Tamerlan Tsarnaev says the bombing suspect was steered toward a strict strain of Islam. In other news, charges have been dropped against the suspect accused of sending poison-filled letters to President Barack Obama.
Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, only twice has an offensive lineman been selected first overall in the draft — Orlando Pace in 1997 and Jake Long in 2008.
Copies could not be made of anything depicting a deceased person who was dismembered, decapitated, mutilated or whose genitals were exposed.
The bill would also prohibit welfare recipients from spending cash benefits at casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment establishments.
The poll found that two-thirds of people 40 and over have done little to no planning for the pricey reality of aging.
The May 2011 tornado destroyed housing for university medical students who were training with physicians in southwest Missouri.
With the return of Jose Valverde, Detroit rallied to beat Kansas City 7-5.
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Arlington, Texas, has beaten out Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system.