The last thing we need in this province is more taxation, more bureaucracy and mismanagement. What we need is a solid plan, solid leadership and more importantly solid management. We need to reduce bureaucracy at AHS and Alberta Education ensuring more money gets to the front lines.

National History Day is a yearlong academic organization for middle and high school students focused on teaching and learning history. A recent study by Rockman et al found students who participate in National History Day develop a range of college and career ready skills. They also outperform their peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects, including reading, science, math and social studies.

Commissioner Roger Goodell made his decision based on the findings and in consultation with four advisers, including Hall of Fame player Ken Houston.Elliott ban means the Cowboys will have four players suspended when last year NFC East champions start the season in a month with the possibility of losing two more.The 22 year old Elliot has three days to appeal the ruling, which his legal team said he would do while blasting the decision.”The NFL findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it picks so called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring other critical evidence,” attorneys Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum said in a joint statement. “During the upcoming weeks and through the appeal, a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light.”If Goodell ruling stands, Elliott will go on the suspended list the first week of the regular season and be eligible to return to the active roster Oct. 23.

So, I refuse to pretend as if discussions on topics like the Common Core, teacher accountability, test scores, and school district report cards are meaningful, because they are not. It is time our begin engaging in discussions based on what we know to be true instead of on their misguided opinions. I, for one, will accept nothing less from them..

I continue to serve as principal investigator of the MESSENGER mission, which sent the first spacecraft to orbit the innermost planet, Mercury. Mercury, the smallest of the Earthlike planets, had been comparatively unstudied before our mission. We knew from one spacecraft that flew by Mercury three times in the 1970s that it was made of much denser materials than the other terrestrial planets, had its own magnetic field and had a heavily cratered surface.