NPR – Education
- Want To Finish College? Go Full Time, At Least Part Of The Time - Students who attend full time for at least one semester are 50 percent more likely to complete community college, a new study shows.
- New York City Announces Plan To Expand Universal Preschool To 3 Year Olds - New York City has announced an ambitious plan to extend universal preschool to 3 year olds. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the effort will expand on the city's current program for 4 year olds.
- The Research Argument For NYC's Preschool Plan For 3-Year-Olds - New York City's plan for universal preschool for 3-year-olds aligns with a growing body of research showing that the benefits of high-quality pre-K can persist for years.
- Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music - It's the first time since 2008 that the federal government has released its assessment of U.S. eighth-graders in the arts. While there are some signs of progress, troubling achievement gaps remain.
- Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers - Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.
Yahoo News – Education
- Military preparations ‘underway’ on North Korea, Trump aide says -
- Limbaugh Slams Trump for 'caving' On Border Wall -
Rush Limbaugh and his listeners are worried that President Trump is losing his chance to build the promised border wall. Lawrence O'Donnell explains why this isn't the first time Trump has lost this fight.
- Army veteran and boyfriend ‘film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times’ -
An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina. Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.
- US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity -
The US Supreme Court took a narrow view Tuesday on the immunity from lawsuits enjoyed by Native American tribes, which are treated in some respects like sovereign states that cannot be sued in American courts. In a case involving a limousine driver who rear-ended a car on a Connecticut freeway, the highest court in the land ruled unanimously that tribal employees do not always have immunity when involved in incidents that take place far from reservations. The justices revived a civil lawsuit filed by the injured occupants of the car in state court, overturning the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision to dismiss the case because the driver worked for the Mohegan Tribe, which runs a casino in the state.
- UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack: Johnson -
Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign minister Boris Johnson said. The United States accused the Syrian army of carrying out an April 4 attack in which scores of people died from poison gas.
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