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Have you talked to your kids about gun safety? 

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Need some kids’ recipes on a daily basis? Want to offer your kids some really healthy food instead of relying on burgers? Join our Facebook group where we will be posting at least one a day! Also some recipes from the kids themselves – KID CHEFS RULE!


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"The project began with the research team attempting to prove that it could grow one animal's organ cells within a different species of animal. This is known as a chimera -- specifically an interspecies chimera, an organism containing cells from two or more species."

"They began by generating different types of human induced pluripotent stem cells -- when adult cells are turned back into stem cells -- and inserting them into pig embryos. Pigs were used because both the size and the development time for their organs are more similar to our own than, say, rats."

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More than exams

Mr Chen, now aged 45, became one of China's richest men after co-founding Tencent in 1998. In 2013, he stepped down to focus on educational philanthropy.

His interest in education came from his family. His grandmother was illiterate but insisted that Mr Chen's father got a good education.

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Pisa tests: Singapore top in global education rankings

The influential Pisa rankings, run by the OECD, are based on tests taken by 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries.

So why is Singapore so successful at education?

Prof Sing Kong Lee, vice-president of Nanyang Technological University, which houses Singapore's National Institute of Education, said a key factor had been the standard of teaching.
"Singapore invested heavily in a quality teaching force - to raise up the prestige and status of teaching and to attract the best graduates," said Prof Lee.
The country recruits its teachers from the top 5% of graduates in a system that is highly centralised.
All teachers are trained at the National Institute of Education, and Prof Lee said this single route ensured quality control and that all new teachers could "confidently go through to the classroom".
This had to be a consistent, long-term approach, sustained over decades, said Prof Lee.
Education was an "eco-system", he said, and "you can't change one part in isolation".

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Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.

Our national lands and waters belong to everyone. That includes you! Use this pass to visit any of them for free. You can bring your family and friends with you for free, too!

Official rules
The pass is for U.S. fourth-grade (or home-school equivalent) students.
The pass is for the 2015 to 2016 school year. It expires August 31, 2016.
Students can't transfer the pass to anyone else.
We can’t accept electronic versions of this paper for access or to exchange for a pass.
No refunds are given for previously purchased passes, or if you forget your pass when you visit.
If you lose your pass, get a new one by visiting the website and signing up again.
Educators can get one paper pass for each of their fourth-grade students.
This program only provides passes for fourth graders.
Current third graders can get their fourth-grade passes starting September 1, 2016.

How it works
Show your pass to a ranger when you enter. If there is no ranger, leave it on the dashboard of your car.
If you visit a site that charges entrance fees per person— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults for free.
If your group visits a site that charges vehicle entrance fees - The pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can't use a pass to get in.
If you arrive at a site on bicycle— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
The pass doesn't cover things like parking fees, camping, boats, and special tours. Also, some sites are managed by private operators. They may not honor the pass. Check with the site ahead of time to find out.
The pass doesn’t cover fees for local, city, or state parks and recreation areas unless they say that they accept this pass.
Paper passes can be exchanged for plastic passes at certain sites.

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Laura Schulz (MIT Cognitive Scientist)
"human minds do not only learn from small amounts of data. Human minds think of altogether new ideas. Human minds generate research and discovery, and human minds generate art and literature and poetry and theater, and human minds take care of other humans: our old, our young, our sick. We even heal them. In the years to come, we're going to see technological innovations beyond anything I can even envision, but we are very unlikely to see anything even approximating the computational power of a human child in my lifetime or in yours. If we invest in these most powerful learners and their development, in babies and children and mothers and fathers and caregivers and teachers the ways we invest in our other most powerful and elegant forms of technology, engineering and design, we will not just be dreaming of a better future, we will be planning for one."

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