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  • Google's executive chairman said in an interview in Sun Valley, Idaho, last week that he's working hard to meet his end-of-year manuscript deadline for his forthcoming book on how technology affects foreign policy, which is expected to hit shelves in 2013.

    Google's Schmidt Feels Pressure of Book Deadline

  • The end-of-year muni rout also coincided with a surge of supply brought about by Congress's decision not to renew the Build America Bond program, which had provided subsidies to municipalities that issued taxable bonds.

    Munis: What to Do Now

  • By the standards of every other sentient being who has followed his career, his strong finish is a sign he's liable to continue his end-of-year form into this season as he's often done in the past.

    Five Sizzling Tennis Questions

  • Call it a war on the consumerist end-of-year orgy.

    Chris Weigant: The Real "War on Christmas"

  • Then the mandated end-of-year state tests came round.

    David Chura: Education Reform and the Children Still Left Behind

  • To inflate test scores, Vallas began to exercise what he called "The Hammer," that is, using end-of-year standardized test cut scores as grade promotion bars.

    Julie Woestehoff: Will Parents Be Next to Get School "Reformers'" Broom?

  • * Obama, the GOP and Congressional Dems all got a bit of a poll bump, suggesting that the end-of-year compromises may have persuaded the public that government isn't entirely dysfunctional.

    Happy Hour Roundup

  • You have to be comfortable raising money, whether it means handing over all your contacts, personally calling or writing letters for end-of-year requests, or serving as chairman of a gala.

    Before You Join That Board...

  • Some people think that teachers should be like commissioned salespeople, receiving pay based on end-of-year test scores.

    Grading the Teachers

  • This is the simplest of the end-of-year memes: post the first sentence of your first post for each month of the year.

    The Peter Watts affair

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