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Principal of Atlanta, Ga.s Burgess-Peterson Elementary, Robin Robbins (center), and students are in an after-school study program in April in preparation for state standardized testing. (David Goldman/AP)

Poll: Parents say standardized tests are useful

WASHINGTON Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

Principal of Atlanta, Ga.s Burgess-Peterson Elementary, Robin Robbins (center), and students are in an after-school study program in April in preparation for state standardized testing. (David Goldman/AP)

Poll: Parents say standardized tests are useful

WASHINGTON Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

Unser looks bare near Rust

NO UNSER LANDSCAPING IN RIO RANCHO: Joan Taylor called to say that as the city of Albuquerque is landscaping Unser around McMahon, the stretch north into Rio Rancho is looking more bare.

An Egyptian woman screams during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. (Khalil Hamra/The Associated Press)

Street battles in Egypt leave at least 82 dead

CAIRO Egypt’s capital descended into chaos Friday as vigilantes at neighborhood checkpoints battled Muslim Brotherhood-led protesters denouncing the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and a deadly crackdown.

Sports

Brandon Madrid poses with his sister Danielle Espinosa, who taught him how to catch a football despite having no left arm below the elbow. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

One-armed bandit

Volcano Vista football player Brandon Madrid thrives in the face of a lifelong challenge

Brandon Madrid poses with his sister Danielle Espinosa, who taught him how to catch a football despite having no left arm below the elbow. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

One-armed bandit

Volcano Vista football player Brandon Madrid thrives in the face of a lifelong challenge

Brandon Madrid poses with his sister Danielle Espinosa, who taught him how to catch a football despite having no left arm below the elbow. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

One-armed bandit

Volcano Vista football player Brandon Madrid thrives in the face of a lifelong challenge

Warning signs are on all the railings at Isotopes Park. Teams around the country are looking at their facilities in the wake of Monday's tragic fall in Atlanta.(Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal.)

Stadium safety studied

Neil Smith and three of his four children enjoyed a nice Tuesday evening at the ballpark. …

‘Topes today

The RedHawks extended their lead to five games over the Isotopes in the PCL’s American Southern Division, with 16 games left in the regular season.

Sports speak up!

GREAT TO SEE Pistol Pete back on the Aggies football helmets. For those that think firearm imagery is inappropriate…Take an Insensitivity Class!

Business

N.M. Game and Fish Dept. earns national recognition

A national conservation information organization recently recognized the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish as best in the country in three categories at the nonprofit’s recent annual conference in Midway, Utah.

INCORPORATIONS

Promethean Spirit LLC. Registered agent: Corporate Services LLC, 12717 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Pronghorn Environmental LLC. Registered agent: Sierra Lyn… more »

Entertainment

Diners can find an almost endless variety of tacos at Tacos Mex Y Mariscos. These are of grilled steak.(Marla Brose/Journal)

A-list street tacos

While any fast food chain’s dollar menu might hold appeal in the minds and wallets of belt-tightenin …

Matt Damon in a scene from "Elysium." (TriStar/Columbia Pictures/Sony/AP)

‘Elysium’ rockets to the top at theaters

NEW YORK The dystopian science fiction thriller “Elysium” topped the weekend box office with $30.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, enough to beat three newcomers, including the Jennifer Aniston comedy “We’re the Millers.”

Opinion

When a coup is an ‘intervention’

WASHINGTON There may be little the United States can do to end the savage bloodletting in Egypt, but at least our nation can be loyal to its ideals by bearing witness and telling the truth.

When a coup is an ‘intervention’

WASHINGTON There may be little the United States can do to end the savage bloodletting in Egypt, but at least our nation can be loyal to its ideals by bearing witness and telling the truth.

Speak up

IF EVERYONE WOULD bag their garbage before placing it in the city-provided cans – which is t …

Politics

N.M. voters expect personal contact

As you may have noticed, New Mexico’s congressional delegation is back in the state this month and won’t return to Washington until the second week in September.

N.M. voters expect personal contact

As you may have noticed, New Mexico’s congressional delegation is back in the state this month and won’t return to Washington until the second week in September.

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