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October 19, 2013
by M.S. Scully

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David Petraeus goes to Harvard

The retired Army general and former CIA director has been appointed a non-resident senior fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs announced. This isn’t Petraeus’ first foray into education. Last …

September 26, 2013
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Take an Army literacy test from 1917

“Are pernicious pedestrians translucent?” Thought it would be easy, didn’t you? More than 1.7 million Army recruits took the Devens Literacy Test during World War I, when intelligence testing was in its infancy.

August 15, 2013
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What kids knew in 1980, and in 2012

Remember that 8th-grade test from 1912 that had us wondering whether educational standards are slipping? Kent State researchers released results of a study that compares how American college students in 2012 performed on a comprehensive test of general knowledge that was …

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