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Tech billionaires spent $170 million on a new kind of school — now classrooms are shrinking and some parents say their kids are 'guinea pigs'
It says it in the name: AltSchool. And it set out to be a different kind of school.<p>Max Ventilla, a Google executive who left the search giant to launch AltSchool in 2013, wooed parents with his vision to bring traditional models of elementary education into the digital age.<p>AltSchool has raised $175 …Online Education
NEW DELHI (AP) — A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party offered 100 million rupees ($1.5 million) to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of an unreleased Bollywood film "Padmavati" rumored to depict a relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.<p>Suraj Pal Amu, …India
Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers.<p>It’s one of those ineffable things that’s extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. It’s also the driving force for so many of us, to the point where …
With the year coming to an end, everyone is starting to think about 2017 might hold for the world.<p>Two of the biggest story lines of 2016 — Brexit and President Trump — will continue in the new year and Goldman Sachs has produced a comprehensive yet concise flowchart showing how the Brexit process …Goldman Sachs
Sales of the Quran skyrocketed in the United States following 9/11. Perhaps it was a search for answers, or a desire to parse out certain stereotypes, that made some people turn to the Muslim holy text.<p>But the increased circulation of the Quran due to the recent Paris attacks and rise of the …Religion