NPR – Education
- Howard University's Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers - The historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.
- Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook - Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.
- A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College - Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.
- This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers - Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.
- Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School - When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
Yahoo News – Education
- Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ‘The fight isn’t over yet’ -
- The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead -
An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.
- City sued again over protest arrests after police shooting -
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police.
- Arctic Marines? an Inside Look at the American Marines Training in the Harshest Elements -
NBC Nightly News went to northern Norway where American marines are training with Norwegian and British troops this month in Operation Joint Viking — a show of force just a few hundred miles from Russia’s border.
- Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas -
Indian police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into a Hindu-nationalist lawmaker a day after he acknowledged hitting an Air India official 25 times with his sandals in a row over a business class seat. The state carrier and other airlines said they would bar Ravindra Gaikwad from flying after the fracas which has triggered a debate on the behavior of members of the political elite, and calls for a no-fly list for unruly passengers. Gaikwad, from the Shiv Sena party, allies of India's ruling BJP, did not apologize for Thursday's confrontation and told reporters he had been badly treated.
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