Educators say they were told last year that the new test would be more rigorous. But some say they weren’t prepared for the new assessments to take three times as long as the former test. The Journal Review reported that testing schedules distributed by the state anticipate it will take third-grade students nine hours and 25 minutes to complete the test. Fourth-graders can expect 10 hours and 40 minutes of testing, while fifth-graders will face 10 hours and 30 minutes of testing, the newspaper reported.

Long Way Down (Black)

Found in an abandoned and collapsing warehouse on Indy’s near West side.

From Abandoned Indiana, a project focusing on blight throughout Indiana.

View the rest of the project, as well as other works.

Sine Qua Non Photography - images by Nathanael Handlang
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August 1. 2014 is a day Paul George will never forget. That of course, was the day he broke his leg on national television during a USA scrimmage. Since that point, George’s career has been put on hold as he tries to recover from the gruesome injury. Although this was a major setback, PG has vowed to return and he is chronicling this process in the documentary “The Road Back”. The series will provide an in-depth look at the struggles he has faced since the nightmare begain. Here’s part one of what should be a riveting series produced by Bleacher Report.

One of the best wrestlers in the world and an even better dude to meet and be around will be in Seymour, Indiana today, as The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express' Ricky Morton will be in the house! AWA Supreme presents the Anchor House Benefit at The Point, live tonight at 6:00pm! I’ll also be leading the #Horrorshow charge into the arena as Dash Venture takes on The Blue Beetle. Don’t miss it, sucka!

AMOK is Upon Us

Is there anyone in the South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Granger, or Notre Dame area of Indiana who would like to participate in running #AMOK?

I have a great idea to spread kindness and would need a few people to help. Two, three, or however many wanted to.

Also, we could form teams across the country as part of #TeamCastiel Doug the exact same thing I hope to do here.

Every small bit of kindness in the crazy shit-world we live in today helps.

Check randomacts.org for more details and comment below if you’re interested.

'Kids shouldn't be held down to get a haircut!' Stylist takes the trauma out of trims for special needs children 

A hairstylist and mother to an autistic daughter is taking the trauma out of trims for special needs children.

Colleen Spano, who owns Shear Sunshine, offers haircuts with an at-home styling service that specializes in dealing with special needs children, particularly those with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

'Right away they feel more comfortable because they’re in their own environment, surrounded by familiar things,' Ms Spano, who is based in Mishawaka, Indiana, told ABC.

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