As educators continue to debate the effectiveness — or even the propriety — of using financial rewards to boost academic achievement, some Colorado schools have moved forward with a program that pays students $100 for good grades in AP classes. What do you think about paying students for good grades?
Packed train slams into end-of-line station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 49 and injuring at least 550
AP — Federal Police Commissioner Nestor Rodriguez says the dead include 48 adults and one child.
That makes it Argentina’s worst train accident since Feb. 1, 1970, when 200 a train smashed into another at full speed in suburban Buenos Aires, killing 200 people.
BREAKING: End of Military Gay Ban; Sec. of Defense Panetta to Certify End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
Defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta will certify that gays may serve openly in the armed services. News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)