Anna Alger

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North Korea’s Scary New Nuke Missiles Could Threaten the West Coast

South Korea could help the U.S. military block the KN-08, but will it?<p>In the wake of disturbing news about North Korean missiles, President Obama …

North Korea

The US is going after a hacker they think assembled an ISIS ‘kill list’ of more than 1,000 US personnel

The theft, according to a statement from the Department of Justice, was part of a plot to hand that information over to people affiliated with ISIS.<p>Federal officials allege that Ardit Ferizi, a well-known hacker, broke into the computer system of an unidentified US retailer this past summer, stole …

Islamic State (ISIS)
Income Inequality

Boomers feeling squeezed by the rise in rents

Rising rents have been cited as a reason millennials aren’t moving out of their parents’ basements. But higher rents could force some boomers to move …

DOJ says Apple should be forced to unlock encrypted user data if asked by government

Earlier this week, Apple stated that it would be nearly impossible for it to access the data on a passcode-locked iOS device running iOS 8 or later. The company also noted, however, that even if it were possible, it would not feel comfortable doing so as to not tarnish the trust it shares with its …

Privacy

Remember the Guy Who Gave His Employees a $70,000 Minimum Wage? Here’s What Happened Next.

<i>This</i> post<i> originally appeared in</i> Inc.Before Dan Price caused a media firestorm by establishing a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle company, Gravity …

Economic Policy Institute

What a Los Angeles schoolteacher told President Obama

It’s not every day that a Los Angeles public school teacher meets the president.<p>That’s how Bootsie Battle Holt, the math department chair and a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at Marina del Rey Middle School, spent Monday. Battle Holt is a member of Teach Plus, a national nonprofit group that …

Education

Student says TX teacher forced 7th graders to deny God is real, or take a failing grade

Shares 86<p>KATY, Texas – A Texas seventh-grader is standing up for her religious beliefs after she alleges her teacher forced students to deny that God …

Teaching

These guys are making bank by teaching online

So far, despite all the hype, few investors have gotten rich off the boom in online education startups. But that doesn’t mean no one’s making …

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg, from Facebook, Chris Christie, then Governor of New Jersey and Corey Booker, who was the Mayor of Newark at that time, joined forces in an attempt to transform the failing Newark school system with the help of $100 million grant from Zuckerberg and his wife. At that time, …

Chris Christie

Special Ed Teacher Says She 'Cannot Justify Making Students Cry Anymore'

Wendy Bradshaw has had enough.<p>Bradshaw, who has her Ph.D in education, is a teacher in Polk County, Florida, specializing in working with infants …

Universities should be like Netflix and allow 'binge learning'

by Tim Dodd<p>Universities should be like Netflix and allow students to "binge watch" their courses, according to Deakin University deputy …

Higher Education

America: Land of the Free and the Financially Illiterate

Turns out the most indebted generation to date is the least equipped to manage their debt. Like we didn't know that already.<p>This cheerful news comes from the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College, whose 2015 National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High …

Bilingualism: When Education and Assimilation Clash

Nearly one in four U.S. public-school children speak a language other than English at home. What’s the best way to accommodate ELL students in the classroom?<p>With more than 20 languages spoken in one eighth-grade classroom, Harlem Village Academy West in New York City rivals the vibrant cultural and …

Language Learning

Here's what's holding black students back, from preschool through college

One in five black high school students in California drop out before they can graduate. That's the highest dropout rate of any race or ethnicity in the state, and much higher than the state's overall 12% dropout rate.<p>And when black students get to college in California, they are also the least …

Nonprofits