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Wednesday January 8th, 2020 evening edition

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Bernie Sanders: America must end high-stakes testing, finally invest in public education.

We do not need an education system in which kids are simply taught to take tests.

Under NCLB, standardized tests were utilized to hold public schools and teachers “accountable” for student outcomes.

These cuts have not been distributed equally; students of color have seen the sharpest drops in arts education.

If our children are to succeed in the 21st century economy, we need to recognize that there are no shortcuts around real investment in public education.

As president, I will address these challenges by making transformative investments that eliminate one-size-fits-all solutions and put our students, our teachers and our public schools first.

Bernie Sanders is an independent senator from Vermont and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. »

Heavy metal band Metallica donates $750,000 to firefighters in Australia

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They might look a little rough around the edges but American heavy metal band Metallica have hearts of pure gold.

Donation: Heavy metal band Metallica has pledged to donate $750,000 to firefighting agencies in Australia.

Another fan was quick to suggest further ways the band could could help raise funds for bushfire relief charities in Australia. »

Lab-grown fish just got real. San Diego startup shows off first slaughter-free yellowtail

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A San Diego foodtech startup has grown fillets of yellowtail fish entirely from cells, making the local company one of the most scientifically advanced in the world of lab-grown seafood.

1 / 6 BlueNalu corporate chef Gerard Viverito demonstrates BlueNalu’s whole-muscle, cell-based yellowtail that is beer-battered and deep-fried for fish tacos.

Pictured clockwise from top left: roasted butternut squash and yellowtail bisque, yellowtail fish taco, yellowtail kimchi and yellowtail poke bowl. »