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Sep 10 2020
How a pandemic exposed – and may help fix – inequalities in education
Education faces existential change as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. But the tumult may open the door for innovation, helping schools reduce inequality – through everything from microschools to joy-based learning.
In the early 2010s, Jon Valant, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy, began researching Americans’ perception of the “achievementChristian Science Monitor
Nov 25 2014
What the grand jury heard: Ferguson witness accounts differ from story on street
The St. Louis County grand jury that declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, heard wildly contrasting testimony, including witness accounts that the hulking Brown was charging at Officer Darren Wilson when he was shot, and Wilson's own claim that Brown taunted him as he grabbed for his gun, saying, "you are too much of a pFox News (Online News)
Nov 05 2016
What happens when white nationalists show up to 'monitor' the polls
As the commander of the largest white nationalist organization in the United States, Jeff Schoep has worn brown shirts and militant all-black uniforms. On Election Day, however, Mr. Schoep, of Litchfield, Minn., will don his civvies to blend in – for the most part.Christian Science Monitor
Apr 21 2020
Ivy League Universities Flush With Cash Set To Receive Millions In Federal Coronavirus Funding
The eight elite private colleges of the Ivy League are slated to receive millions in taxpayer-funded coronavirus stimulus money despite controlling endowments with a combined value in 2019 of over $140 billion.
Five Ivy League schools posted operational surpluses of over $200 million in 2019, according to their financial statements from that year. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos saidThe Daily Caller
Apr 19 2019
Mueller report: Subpoena issued for unredacted version
A subpoena demanding the release of the full report into Russian meddling during the 2016 election has been issued, amid claims the current version "leaves most of Congress in the dark".
Democrat Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House judiciary committee, argued they are entitled to an unredacted version.
Democrats have promised to continue pursuing Donald Trump following theBBC News
Sep 23 2019
PM Justin Trudeau's Brownface Scandal
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTSOn Wednesday, September 18th, the first of at least three photos depicting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in brown- or blackface was published. The first published photo was from a 2001 private school yearbook where Trudeau, Abridge News
May 14 2020
EPA proposes $300M to block toxic chemicals flowing from Mexico to the US
Border Patrol agents assigned to the U.S.-Mexico border between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California, may soon see relief from the decades-long health threat of raw sewage and toxic chemicals freely flowing from Mexico into the United States.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing $300 million to fund the architectural, engineering, planning, design, and construction ofWashington Examiner
Jun 08 2020
Why was George Floyd’s death the breaking point?
Throughout America’s long history of racial violence, certain names have stood out as markers of the struggles of a particular period in time. Emmett Till’s lynching in 1955 drew attention to the brutality of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The beating of Rodney King and acquittal of the officers involved sparked the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The police killings of Eric Garner andYahoo! The 360
Mar 12 2020
A Compromise Bill on Domestic Surveillance Reform Aims to Do Just Enough to Shut Trump Up
Privacy activists on the left and the right decry a limp set of proposed changes to the USA Freedom Act.
A lackluster compromise bill to reauthorize and reform federal surveillance powers has been released, and privacy rights activists on both the left and the right are speaking out against it.
At the end of the week, the USA Freedom Act will sunset if it's not renewed. PassedReason
Nov 04 2014
GOP governors win blue states Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois
President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois elected a Republican governor on Tuesday night. Massachusetts will have its first Republican governor since Mitt Romney. Stunning Republican victories came in reliably Democratic states, including those won overwhelmingly by Obama in 2012. Illinois ousted Democrat Pat Quinn in favor of Republican Bruce Rauner, while Maryland voters opted forCNN (Online News)