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- WCVB - Boston
A 3-year-old boy is on life support after an incident at a pond in Plymouth.
A mother bear and her cub escaped the heat in Glendale, California, by taking a swim in a backyard pool, recently shared video shows.This footage, shot by Paul Hubler at his Glendale home, shows a mother-and-cub duo frolicking about in his pool for over three minutes.Hubler said the same pair of bears took a dip in his pool earlier in July. Credit: Paul Hubler via Storyful
- Yahoo Life UK
Emotional moment woman who had been blind for 15 years sees her daughter properly for the first time
Connie Parke, 59, was left blind for 15 years after doctors misdiagnosed her easily operable cataracts, but has now regained her sight.
- Rolling Stone
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen Announce Co-Authored Book ‘Renegades: Born in the U.S.A.’ |RS News 7/22/21
President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen will release a joint book, Renegades: Born in the U.S.A., on October 26th globally via Higher Ground/Penguin Random House. The tome is described as “a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations,” which began in Spotify’s co-produced podcast of the same name. Published in an oversized, fully illustrated format, the book will also feature rare and exclusive photographs from the authors’ personal collections and never-before-seen archival material, including Springsteen’s handwritten lyrics and Obama’s annotated speeches.
- Washington Examiner
Today's CRT militants, including teachers unions, owe their tactics to Saul Alinsky.
Have you ever heard a bear purr? Well, now you have, thanks to some super-cute footage captured by a wildlife rescue center in New York.The video, posted by the Orphaned Wildlife Center, located in Otisville, New York, shows one of its resident Syrian brown bears, Jenny, purring contentedly as she bonds with one of her keepers.In the caption for the video, the Orphaned Wildlife Center writes that when “baby bears finish drinking” their mother’s milk, this is “followed by a few minutes of them suckling on her and making this noise.”They add, “Our Jenny still wants to be a baby.”According to Bear.org, “Similar to a cat’s purring, bears make this pleasure sound when they are especially comfortable, nursing, or eating a special treat. Adults make this sound with a deeper voice.”The Orphaned Wildlife Center nurtures orphaned animals, in the hope they can be returned to the wild.The center often shares videos and updates about the animals in its care to its YouTube channel and Facebook page. Credit: Kerry Clair via Storyful
- Raleigh News and Observer
If campuses don’t provide the information by Nov. 1, decision-making authorities delegated to others automatically will revert to trustees.
- National Review
Missouri Teachers, CRT Advocate Plotted to Hide Social Justice Curriculum from ‘Trump Country’ Parents
A leaked video shows a Missouri school district plotted with a CRT advocate on how to keep parents in the dark about their efforts to inject leftwing advocacy into their classrooms.
- Associated Press
Despite opposition from student groups, University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at one of the nation's premier public university systems. The systemwide tuition increase will put undergraduate tuition and systemwide fees at just over $13,000 a year for in-state students, with additional campus-based fees on top of that. Officials said that the increase — the first since 2017 — includes a progressive strategy that will benefit most students through higher financial aid.
- The Conversation
Canceling student loan debt will barely boost the economy, but a targeted approach could help certain groups
Already the Biden administration has forgiven nearly $3 billion of student loan debt from 113,000 borrowers. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for We The 45 MillionAt the end of June 2021, 43 million borrowers – or about 14% of all adults in the U.S. – owed approximately US$1.59 trillion in outstanding federal student loans. Although in many cases the media has focused on borrowers with extremely large balances – such as the orthodontist who owes over $1 million in student loans – the average balance is
- The 74
Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. The argument that admission to the nation’s most elite colleges is discriminatory against Asian Americans has been deemed inaccurate in a new study by researchers at Georgetown University’s Center of Education. The study, “Selective Bias Asian […]
- USA TODAY Opinion
A major perk of the Nordic welfare state is free college education. But kids are shoehorned into academic or vocational tracks at a very young age.
- USA TODAY
A glossary of popular misnomers for "critical race theory" including implicit bias and systemic racism, and what they actually mean in schools.
When Parents Said No to Their Kids Being Vaccinated, This Teenager Created VaxTeen. It's Now More Crucial Than Ever
Vaccination rates are lagging among young people as the Delta variant spreads
The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system and provide more financial aid to students.
- Good Morning America
The Texas Senate has passed Senate Bill 3 in a continued effort to proscribe education on racial inequality in K-12 education. It removes several Texas Education Code lesson requirements that were proposed by Democrats in prior education legislation to be implemented in the upcoming school year.
- The 74
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- Business Insider
Adjunct professors should be eligible for relief from the 'crushing burden' of student debt, Democrats say in new bill
Adjuncts don't currently qualify for public service loan forgiveness, even though full-time teachers do. Democrats want to change that.
Between 1968 and 2012, the median Olympic games was 150% over budget, according to research by a Holy Cross economics professor.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Decisions on masks requirements at schools are now left to local school districts. No rules are in place about vaccinations for COVID-19.