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Snowstorm Well Underway - Periods of Heavy Snow and Difficult Travel into Tonight

Snowfall rates of 1" to at times 2" per hour are likely this afternoon and this evening across most of the area as low pressure passes to the region's south.  This will cause rapid accumulations and low visibility producing hazardous travel conditions.  The storm will begin winding down after 10-11pm with accumulating snow ending from west to east between 1am and 4am Thursday. Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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AP-NORC Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds parents of school-age children view standardized tests as a useful way to track student progress and school quality.
 
Most parents say their own children are given the right number of standardized tests. A majority see the tests as a component of teacher evaluations, and most also say classroom observations should be an important part of teachers' evaluations. Three-quarters want districts to help teachers who fare poorly in such assessments. Few think teacher salaries should rest solely on test scores.
 
It also found most parents have heard little about Common Core State Standards, and a third have no idea if they live in a state using them.
 
The poll was conducted in June and July among 1,025 parents.

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