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Delta-driven call to action focuses on teacher effectiveness


(PRNewswire) – The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), partnering with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), is issuing a Call to Action for nonprofit organizations to increase the dialogue around teacher efficacy to improve educational outcomes through their Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC).

The campaign is made possible by a matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s designed to enhance teacher efficacy, particularly in urban areas where disparities continue to exist for disadvantaged student subgroups. DTEC’s mission is that “Teachers Believing = Students Achieving.”

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This Week’s DVD Releases


Top Ten DVD List for November 18, 2014  

“22 Jump Street:

“White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition”

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Roundup: News briefs


Bill seeks to repeal Common Core, set up panel

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state's Common Core standards.

The measure would set up a so-called Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education standards to be used in the state's K-12 public schools.

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Tigers ride Tulane’s Green Wave to seventh victory


A workman attitude served the University of Memphis Tigers well Saturday night as they dominated the Tulane Green Wave en route to a 38-7 victory at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.

Riding the energy associated with clinching their first winning season since 2007, the Tigers (7-3) spoiled Homecoming Day for the Green Wave, with the defense forcing five turnovers

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‘Despite our best efforts, we weren't able to save him’


(The Root) – Dr. Martin Salia, the Maryland physician who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone and was brought to Nebraska for emergency treatment on Saturday, died Monday. He was the second person to die from the disease in the United States; Thomas Eric Duncan died from the disease after traveling to Dallas from Liberia earlier this year.

Washington, D.C., CBS affiliate WNEW reports that Salia “was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, arrived in Omaha on Saturday” and was treated at the Nebraska Medical Center’s “biocontainment unit that ha[d] successfully treated two other Ebola patients this fall.”

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