Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 2:19 PM EST2013-12-11 19:19:32 GMT
Brian tries to convince George that it's worth his time to watch any bowls besides the Rose Bowl and BCS Championship Game. Here's a hint: he needs to work on his persuasion skills.More >>
Although there are six candidates for the Heisman Trophy, the choice for us is clear - Jameis Winston or AJ McCarron.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Students across Arizona dread taking it. Some teachers don't want to give it. Now some legislators say it may be time to give the AIMS test a failing grade. It could disappear with the stroke of the governor's pen.
A bill passed both the House and Senate and is on Gov. Jan Brewer's desk to phase out the test and makes way for what educators call "higher standards". But some lawmakers say this move will cheapen the high school diploma.
"I think the AIMS test was problematic in a lot of ways, driven hard in a political agenda," said Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill.
Morrill also says the AIMS test wasn't the best tool for students. Brewer agrees.
"It was a first start. It was a good effort. I think we need to raise the bar," said Brewer.
Since 2006, high school students have had to pass reading, writing and math sections of the Arizona Instruments to Measure Standards test to get their diploma. Some lawmakers say students will be cheated if it doesn't stay that way.
"I've watched shaking my head as we dumb down the passing grade; we'd exempt students who couldn't pass it. Now the thought of totally doing away with it, I just can't support," said Republican Rep. John Kavanaugh.
The state Department of Education raised the bar for English and math skills in 2010 as part of its new Common Core standards.
"We need to expect more from our students and they should graduate with ability to go the best universities here in Arizona," said Brewer.
There's a plan in the works for a new comprehensive test on everything students learn in high school. It'll be introduced next year, but students won't need a passing grade to graduate.
"I think it sends a bad message to students that in the end there's no real true accountability," said Kavanaugh.
Brewer has about a week to sign the bill. This would only affect current sophomores and newer classes.
Those in their junior and senior years right now will still have to pass the AIMS tests.
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Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.