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RT investigating runaway light-rail train

Sacramento Regional Transit officials say a dangerous runaway light-rail train in North Sacramento last week was caused by a maintenance technician who mistakenly disabled a safety feature on the train, setting it in motion unmanned and unoccupied.

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Poor students need more help – not more standardized tests

The federal education law designed to address poverty has been used to require standardized testing. It is no surprise that many in the education community are questioning the value of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act if it means more years of using test scores to decide the fate of students, teachers, schools and districts.

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