Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

WASHINGTON — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., tried to nudge Republicans into taking up … Read more

Uvalde Shooter Fired Outside School for 12 Minutes Before Entering

UVALDE, Texas—Local residents voiced anger Thursday about the time it took to end the mass shooting at an elementary school here, as police laid out a fresh timeline that showed the gunman entered the building unobstructed after lingering outside for 12 minutes firing shots. Victor Escalon, a regional director for the Texas Department of Public … Read more

All Africa Student Leader says Political Will, Collective Action, Education and Social Packages Can End Child Labor — Global Issues

Samuel Sasu Adonteng’s voice was one of many young voices heard during the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. He believes the inclusion of the youth means there are better chances that the campaign to end the scourge will succeed. Credit: Fawzia Moodley/IPS by Fawzia Moodley (durban) Thursday, May 26, 2022 Inter … Read more

Nationals launch summer reading program

Photos courtesy of the Washington Nationals Nats players Sean Doolittle and Josh Bell are taking their talents off the field and into the stacks. Driving the news: The Nationals Summer Reading program kicks off this Sunday, which means our two favorite players will be reading to kids over four weekends this summer. Why it matters: … Read more

Western University grad donates $10M to help future entrepreneurs develop their ideas – London

Entrepreneurial education at Western University is getting a boost in funding with the donation of $10 million from Canadian entrepreneur Ron Schmeichel. The money announced during a news conference Wednesday will help create the Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. “This space will help students from all academic disciplines come together around a … Read more

3 detained after reported weapon sighting at German school

BERLIN — Police deployed in force and three youths were detained Wednesday after an employee at a school in Germany reported having seen a youth carrying a firearm in a basement room of the building. Officers were sent to the Ernst Barlach School in the western town of Dinslaken after receiving a call about the … Read more

‘MI Kids Back On Track’ Plan Introduced To Expand Tutoring For Michigan Students – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) — There’s a new plan in Michigan to get students caught up on learning after the pandemic took a toll on education. On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed the “MI Kids Back on Track” plan, which would expand tutoring and other learning supports in the state. READMORE: Stellantis, Samsung Plan Indiana Electric Car … Read more

Hillsborough County Schools Opens First Montessori Program – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Hillsborough County Schools is getting its first ever Montessori learning program for students. According to school leaders, this new program will allow students to learn at their own pace. READMORE: Officials Investigating Two Possible Monkeypox Cases In Florida “We find out in education that, especially during the pandemic, … Read more

Private Sector Needed as Addressing Education in Emergencies is Everyones Business — Global Issues

Director-General of Swiss Development Cooperation Patricia Danzi said the long-term education crisis also needed addressing, and private sector participation would assist ensuring the mismatch between business needs and skills could be addressed. by Joyce Chimbi (davos) Monday, May 23, 2022 Inter Press Service Davos, May 23 (IPS) – Against a backdrop of ongoing social changes, … Read more

Feminist Movements in Sudan, Lebanon & Syria — Global Issues

Ruya Hassan by Sania Farooqui (new delhi, india) Monday, May 23, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, May 23 (IPS) – The year 2019 was not just a time before the world saw the global pandemic, but also a time when the world saw mass political uprisings with women at the forefront. The MENA … Read more