Oklahoma high school seniors who took the American College Testing (ACT) exam last spring showed an increase in their composite scores over the previous year’s seniors, moving the state scores closer to the national average, a new report shows.
Data released Wednesday by ACT shows that this year’s senior class scored an average of 20.8 on the test, which is 0.1 point higher than the 2012 score.
The national average for 2013 graduates was 20.9, a 0.2 point decrease from 2012
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Some Bank of America branches with drive-through tellers from Georgia to Texas have already closed the lanes, according to spokeswoman Tara Burke.
She wouldn't divulge exactly how many are closing. She did say the decision is not a cost-cutting move but a response to the way people are banking.
About 13 million customers bank by mobile phone and 29 million participate in online services. Among them is 19-year-old Brittney Sprague who says, "Not too many folks will really miss the drive-through teller because everybody uses apps. It's all about the new technology."
Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg says Bradley Manning is ``one more casualty of a horrible, wrongful war'' and he did not deserve any prison time.
Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for giving troves of military and diplomatic secrets to WikiLeaks. Ellsberg told The Associated Press by telephone that Manning will always be an inspiration of civil and moral courage to truth tellers.
Health officials in Oklahoma say they're keeping a close eye on a measles outbreak in Texas.
There have been no reported cases of measles in Oklahoma. But state Department of Health Immunization Service Director Lori Linstead says there is concern because measles is very contagious and "spreads like wildfire."