In conjunction with American Graduate Day, PBS NewsHour will be hosting a Twitter chat exploring the question of what today’s high school graduates need to know and how this knowledge can be measured. Continue reading
Finishing high school can be an uphill battle; for homeless students, it can be like facing a mountain of challenges. David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports on efforts to help L.A.’s homeless youth reach graduation.
WASHINGTON — The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools.
A new “gay-friendly” mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, opened its doors on Friday despite receiving death threats and criticism from the local Muslim community.
- My Little Pony and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles face off against pots and pans for induction into National Toy Hall of Fame
On Monday, the Strong Museum announced the 12 finalists it is considering for the 2014 induction into its National Toy Hall of Fame. The list includes a diverse array of playthings. Some, such as the Slip ‘n’ Slide, encourage physical activity. Others, such as the historically rooted American Girl dolls, with their accompanying book series, are educational in nature. Continue reading
In the world of box office hits, one title now reigns supreme. Disney’s stage musical adaptation of “The Lion King” has raked in over $6.2 billion in its 17-year run. Continue reading
- Syrian opposition chief: U.S. assistance will be used against Assad forces, not just Islamic State fighters
NEW YORK — The president of the Syrian National Coalition — whose “moderate rebel forces” President Barack Obama and Congress have committed to help — said his fighters will use those stepped-up resources against President Bashar Assad’s government forces, not just the Islamic State extremists that the U.S. is targeting. Continue reading
The more than $1.1 trillion in outstanding student debt is not distributed evenly among the country’s college graduates. Continue reading
Activision Blizzard Inc. announced Monday that Giuliani and his firm will ask a Los Angeles judge to dismiss Noriega’s lawsuit, which claims his likeness was used without permission in the 2012 game, part of its popular “Call of Duty” video game franchise. Continue reading
Specialists at the Dartmouth Healthcare Atlas maintain that one of the main drivers of this phenomenon is quantity: people end up in hospitals here so often, they say, because this region simply has a lot of hospital beds. Continue reading