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One study found that teachers under high-stakes testing spent more time teaching "bubble kids" who were close to passing, at the expense of students elsewhere on the bell curve.
Marbles from the collection of Doug Watson. Top row from left: hand-cut agate, green slag, handmade German latticino, champion furnace swirl. Bottom row: German handmade flame-polished sulphide, aqua slag, hollow steelie, handmade flame-polished German onionskin.
Dominic Rudakevych and Marilyn Fisher, 2014 champions of the National Marbles Championships in Wildwood, N.J., pose at the marbles rings in Middletown, Md. The two 13-year-olds train with the Frederick County Knucklers, a competitive marbles recreational program in Maryland.