By: Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret NewsOn Aug. 25, author and journalist Amanda Ripley's new book “The Smartest Kids in the World” made the cover of the New York Times Book Review. The accompanying review of “Smartest Kids” - penned by Annie Murphy Paul, who like Ripley is a fellow at the New America Foundation - is glowing from beginning to end and ebullient in its praise for how Ripley contrasts America's education system with those of Finland, South Korea and Poland.
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At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase.