California is failing its students in math and English

California is failing its students in math and English

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California is failing its students in math and English
Less than half of California public school students demonstrated proficiency in math and English on statewide standardized tests this year, according to data from the state Department of Education. More than 3.2 million students took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests this year, with results overall flat compared to last year. Statewide, […]
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Anna Paquin explores a dark mystery in new series ‘Bellevue’

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Anna Paquin explores a dark mystery in new series ‘Bellevue’
Anna Paquin spent seven seasons as telepathic Sookie Stackhouse on HBO’s vampire hit “True Blood,” which ended in 2014. While Paquin has been busy since then, she is returning to series TV as a detective in “Bellevue,” an eerie mystery that debuts Tuesday on WGN America. “Occasionally as an actor your interests get to correspond […]
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Sundance: ‘Colette’ Sells to 30West, Bleecker Street

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Sundance: ‘Colette’ Sells to 30West, Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street and 30West have partnered to buy “Colette,” a drama about the famous French writer that stars Keira Knightley following the film’s Sundance Film Festival premiere. Deal is said to be in the mid-seven figures. The companies are said to be eyeing a traditional theatrical release at some point in 2018. It marks the […]
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‘The Tale’ Review: This Brave & Heartrending Story Couldn’t Be More Important or Timely [Sundance]

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‘The Tale’ Review: This Brave & Heartrending Story Couldn’t Be More Important or Timely [Sundance]
Hollywood is reeling from outing sexual predators who have been hiding in plain sight for years, even decades. These revelations have sparked the imperative #MeToo movement, inspiring countless women to share the stories of sexual abuse and harassment that they’ve either repressed or suppressed. Director Jennifer Fox is one of those women, and she tells […]
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Trump's Doctor Tells Audience "How Not Fat He Is" on 'SNL' Cold Open

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Trump's Doctor Tells Audience "How Not Fat He Is" on 'SNL' Cold Open
In a spoof of the president’s recent physical, a cast member posing as Dr. Ronny Jackson flattered Trump’s looks, his ability to do the “Tide pod challenge” and his sex drive. read more Related
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'SNL': Jessica Chastain Hosts Trump-Era Game Show 'Does It Even Matter Anymore?'

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'SNL': Jessica Chastain Hosts Trump-Era Game Show 'Does It Even Matter Anymore?'
In a spoof on ‘Jeopardy!’ the actress posed various actions taken by the president to contestants and asked whether it could endanger his presidency. read more Related
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Tale’

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Tale’
Thirty years ago, Jennifer Fox won the grand jury prize at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival for her documentary “Beirut: The Last Home Movie,” engaging with sex-positive and progressively feminist topics in her subsequent nonfiction work, most notably “Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman.” Both a natural extension of Fox’s career to date and a […]
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Bellator 192: Chael Sonnen stuns ‘Rampage’ Jackson; Rory MacDonald takes title

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Bellator 192: Chael Sonnen stuns ‘Rampage’ Jackson; Rory MacDonald takes title
INGLEWOOD — “The Bad Guy” beat the bigger guy. Giving up more than 30 pounds, Chael Sonnen withstood the power of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to win their first-round fight via unanimous decision in the Heavyweight Grand Prix in the Bellator 192 main event Saturday at The Forum. All three judges scored it 29-28 for Sonnen […]
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Acclaimed artist Jillian Tamaki reveals her poster for Children's Book Week 2018

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Acclaimed artist Jillian Tamaki reveals her poster for Children's Book Week 2018
Children’s Book Week, which begins April 30, launched nearly a century ago. Related
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Common Says An Oprah Presidency Would Bring America Back to ‘Compassionate Leaders’ That ‘Care About Human Beings’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Common Says An Oprah Presidency Would Bring America Back to ‘Compassionate Leaders’ That ‘Care About Human Beings’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Common is ready to sport his “Oprah 2020” gear. The rapper and actor said while he doesn’t think Oprah will run for President, he would be rooting for her if she did choose to set her sights on the White House. Moments after taking the stage at the Respect Rally at the Sundance Film Festival on […]
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'The Crown': Paul Bettany Near Deal to Play Prince Philip

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'The Crown': Paul Bettany Near Deal to Play Prince Philip
Olivia Colman is set to take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II when the show returns. read more Related
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Juliette Binoche Receives UniFrance’s French Cinema Award

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Juliette Binoche Receives UniFrance’s French Cinema Award
Following the footsteps of Isabelle Huppert, critically-acclaimed French actress Juliette Binoche received UniFrance’s French Cinema Award during a ceremony hosted at France’s Culture Minister in Paris. Binoche, who’s just wrapped the shoot of Olivier Assayas’s “Non Fiction,” was celebrated by UniFrance’s new president Serge Toubiana and managing director Isabelle Giordano and several filmmakers she has […]
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Ryan Kesler’s goal lifts Ducks to 2-1 win, sends Kings to 6th straight defeat

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Ryan Kesler’s goal lifts Ducks to 2-1 win, sends Kings to 6th straight defeat
The Ducks’ Nick Ritchie tries to gain possesion of the puck with The Kings’ Kyle Clifford applying defensive pressure during a game against the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) Things get chippy between The Ducks’ Corey Perry and The […]
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‘Den of Thieves’ Star Gerard Butler on Becoming Big Nick [Interview]

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‘Den of Thieves’ Star Gerard Butler on Becoming Big Nick [Interview]
Gerard Butler is more often than not the biggest guy in the room. Or at least in his movies. Whether he’s going after the justice system, protecting the president, or delivering Shakespeare, he’s going bigger than everyone else…and he’s usually ripped. In Den of Thieves, playing a bull of an LAPD cop, Big Nick, he looks like […]
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Bruce Timm is making sure animation still has a say in the world of superhero entertainment

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Bruce Timm is making sure animation still has a say in the world of superhero entertainment
The former “Batman: The Animated Series” producer says there’s no limit to the types of stories that can come out of the DC Comics library. Related
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’
Twenty years ago, Robin Williams approached director Gus Van Sant about developing irreverent Portland cartoonist John Callahan’s memoir, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” with the intention of playing its author — a quadriplegic skirt-chaser, wheelchair racer, born-again bastard, tactlessly un-P.C. disaster — in what sounds like it would have been a wild, […]
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Lee Daniels, Jerrod Carmichael Comedy Pilots a Go as Fox Also Adds Music Drama

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Lee Daniels, Jerrod Carmichael Comedy Pilots a Go as Fox Also Adds Music Drama
The pickups all hail from 20th Century Fox Television as the network looks to continue ownership of its programming — at least until the studio is sold to Disney. read more Related
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Michael Wolff Suggests Trump May Be Having a Current Affair on 'Real Time'

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Michael Wolff Suggests Trump May Be Having a Current Affair on 'Real Time'
Wolff told host Bill Maher that he was “absolutely sure of” Trump being involved with a woman in the White House but that he didn’t have the “ultimate proof.” read more Related
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Taft boys basketball beats Birmingham in OT without coach Derrick Taylor

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Taft boys basketball beats Birmingham in OT without coach Derrick Taylor
Taft’s Torshawn Roland (4) drives past Birmingham defender Tyjae Medley (0)at Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills on Friday, January 19, 2018. (Photo by Dan Watson/SCNG) Birmingham’s Christian Koloko (35) looks to drive ito the basket against Taft’s Brandon Wilson (24) during the game at Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills on Friday, […]
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A Headline You Won’t See at CNN: Jeff Zucker Could Be in Line for ESPN Job

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A Headline You Won’t See at CNN: Jeff Zucker Could Be in Line for ESPN Job
Jeff Zucker, the former head of NBCUniversal and current leader of Time Warner’s CNN, has emerged as a surprise candidate to lead Walt Disney’s ESPN. Rumors began circulating this week in media circles that the TV executive who first rose to greater renown by boosting the fortunes of NBC’s “Today” show could be in consideration […]
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