On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and gutted most of its public schools. Even before the storm, the district was one of the most troubled in the nation.
Today, the New Orleans school system is unlike any other anywhere in the U.S. More than 9 in 10 students this fall are attending charter schools run by dozens of private, nonprofit organizations. Families choose the schools their children will attend, and the neighborhood school is a thing of the past.
Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 1:57 pm
California is one step closer to becoming the first state to require colleges and universities "to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity," The Los Angeles Times reports.
The California Senate gave the bill unanimous approval on Thursday, and it is now headed to the governor's office.
Melissa Block talks to Jesse Singal of New York Magazine, about his article titled "In Praise of the Rando Freshman Roommate." Research shows that when students are paired with roommates from different backgrounds, they tend to develop more tolerant attitudes.
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The pharmaceutical industry has had a profound impact on our physical and mental health.
While we know the great help that drugs have brought to all of us, we may not realize the potential harm affecting our environment after our bodies process prescription drugs.
On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on water borne toxins. Host Tom Luljak interviews Rebecca Klaper, associate professor from the School of Freshwater Sciences and director of the Great Lakes Genomic Center.