A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the...Full Story >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
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Princeton City Schools are no
longer using traditional spelling tests in elementary school classrooms.
After a parent reached out,
FOX19 investigated concerns about the loss of the weekly exams.
According to associate
superintendent Dr. Amy Crouse, the decision was made to drop the tests
following the implementation of new curriculum.
While the tests are no longer
used, Crouse says spelling instruction is still included in the new approach.
The district adopted the curriculum with the help of a federal grant.
Crouse says the coursework
has proved promising in a district on the other side of the state with similar
Glendale Elementary School
teacher, Stephanie Landon, understands parents may have some concerns about the
new approach, but she stands behind the new teaching methods.
Instead of weekly tests, kids
focus on learning phonics and the patterns and rules of spelling and grammar.
In that way, spelling is integrated into the overall coursework.
"I grew up having a spelling
test every week too but I don't think it made me a better speller," Landon
argued. "A lot of kids last year, they would know that spelling pattern
and then as soon as we were done they would write a word a in a project the
next week and not spell it correctly, even though they make 100 percent on
their spelling test."
"When we went to school there
was a spelling book and a grammar book and all those separate subjects," Crouse
said. "When we know better we do better."
Crouse says tests are just
one way to assess kids' spelling skills.
"If I know the rule I have a
better shot of spelling that correctly as opposed to memorizing a spelling
list," Crouse explained.
She says while technology is
an important tool for students to use, and a tool increasingly found in the
classroom, technology has not replaced the need for spelling skills.
"Yes, spell check is great
but it doesn't change the fact that students need to understand spelling
patterns, need to understand the mechanics," she argued.
Crouse says while the
occasional test might still happen, as a general rule time will not be
dedicated specifically to spelling instruction.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
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Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
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Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
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Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
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Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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