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Developing Storm: Snow To Increase in Coverage and Intensity After Midnight

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 8"-14" are expected.

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30 years later, nation remains at educational risk

By PHILIP ELLIOTT / Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Thirty years ago, a report issued by President Ronald Reagan's Education Department warned that U.S. students were falling behind their international rivals and said America's economy would suffer if schools didn't step up their game.
 
The report, called "A Nation at Risk," spooked the public, urged an overhaul of how and what children are taught and sparked the school reform movement.
 
But the warnings it issued three decades ago are still reverberating today, with 1 in 4 Americans failing to earn a high school degree on time and the U.S. lagging other countries in the percentage of young people who complete college.
 
While the report has its place in history, it yielded no significant legislation and many of the problems it identified have not been solved.
 

   AP-WF-04-24-13 0736GMT

 
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