IDs identifying students based on test scores spark outrage

An Orange County, CA high school has come under fire from state education officials after they issued student ID cards that are color-coded based on their standardized tests scores, the Orange County Register reported. At John F. Kennedy high school, the cards come in three colors: Black, the highest level, gold, the second best, and white…the worst. The cards do more than just announce students’ testing levels, however. The gold and black cards also give students access to a variety of discounts and campus privileges, while the white cards give none…

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Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi join forces in displays

The display businesses of three major Japanese electronics makers are joining forces to become more competitive in small and medium-sized panels—a sector that’s expected to grow because of the popularity of smartphones and tablets, the Associated Press reports. The display-business subsidiaries of Sony Corp., Toshiba Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. agreed to sign a deal later this year and to complete the business combination by the first few months of next year, the companies said Wednesday…

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