Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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In previous generations, when kids struggled in school, or acted out in class, they were often dismissed as "slow" or "problem children." Now, decades of research on learning disabilities, and on how the brain itself functions, have made parents and educators far more aware of the myriad difficulties that can confront children in school and in life. But there are...
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As an incoming freshman lawmaker, Senator-elect Bob Casey never expected to land a spot on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. But the Democrat from Scranton noted that the surprise appointment will afford him a unique opportunity to be part of the debate on forging a new Iraq strategy. The outgoing State Treasurer added that as a committee member, he'll...
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Arnold Soslow wasn't amused when he read an editorial cartoon in a recent edition of the Northeast Times . In fact, Soslow, 68, of Northeast Philadelphia, said he was appalled. "To me, it was anti-Semitic," said Soslow, calling the cartoonist's spoof of the recent Seattle Christmas tree debacle "offensive and inaccurate." He added, "That just hit home a little bit."...
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At Akiba Hebrew Academy, science department head Rhonda August instituted a new lab project as part of the school's chemistry classes to take advantage of the recent Chanukah holiday -- mixing different substances with flames to study their properties. "How can you relate Chanukah to the sciences?" posed August, who is in her 31st year at Akiba. "Work with chemistry...
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Among the treasure trove of historical papers that adorns the walls of the Raab Collection's new Center City office are: a letter from King George IV to Czar Alexander I; another from General George Washington to one of his spies; and the executive order signed by President William McKinley appointing Jacob Trieber to the federal bench, the first Jew to...
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