theatlantic:

Public College Prices Rose at the Slowest Rate in 30 Years

But don’t worry. Next time the economy tanks, they’ll shoot up again.

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theatlantic:

Public College Prices Rose at the Slowest Rate in 30 Years

But don’t worry. Next time the economy tanks, they’ll shoot up again.

breakingnews:

14-year-old held without bail in murder of Massachusetts teacher
Boston.com: 14-year-old Philip D. Chism was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a charge of murdering 24-year-old teacher, Colleen Ritzer.
Ritzer’s body was found in the woods behind Danvers High School in Massachusetts where she taught as a ‘respected, loved teacher,’ according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. Chism will be tried as an adult. The charges against Chism came after a review of video surveillance and an interview with the suspect.
Photos: Courtesy of the Ritzer family; NBC News

breakingnews:

14-year-old held without bail in murder of Massachusetts teacher

Boston.com: 14-year-old Philip D. Chism was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a charge of murdering 24-year-old teacher, Colleen Ritzer.

Ritzer’s body was found in the woods behind Danvers High School in Massachusetts where she taught as a ‘respected, loved teacher,’ according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. 

Chism will be tried as an adult. The charges against Chism came after a review of video surveillance and an interview with the suspect.

Photos: Courtesy of the Ritzer family; NBC News

thesmithian:


On Oct 4…Avonte Oquendo walked out of his school in Queens in the middle of the day. He’d first approached one exit, where a security guard, with a degree of diligence that will long be debated, asked him where he was going. He didn’t answer; he couldn’t. Avonte is severely autistic, and, at age fourteen, unable to speak or use language. The school was supposed to be watching him. But the guard…one way or the other didn’t stop him from then leaving through a side door. Anyone who’s seen him since is not telling.

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thesmithian:

On Oct 4…Avonte Oquendo walked out of his school in Queens in the middle of the day. He’d first approached one exit, where a security guard, with a degree of diligence that will long be debated, asked him where he was going. He didn’t answer; he couldn’t. Avonte is severely autistic, and, at age fourteen, unable to speak or use language. The school was supposed to be watching him. But the guard…one way or the other didn’t stop him from then leaving through a side door. Anyone who’s seen him since is not telling.

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inothernews:

Pedestrians wait to cross the road in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Yuya Shino / Reuters via The Guardian)

inothernews:

Pedestrians wait to cross the road in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Yuya Shino / Reuters via The Guardian)

newyorker:

While covering the Syrian refugee crisis earlier this year, the photographer Elena Dorfman was drawn most strongly to the teen-agers, who “all talked about missing out on lives, on futures that now seem lost.” Take a look at a powerful audio slide show featuring a small fraction of the population disproportionately affected by the war: http://nyr.kr/1aVzFXA
Photographs by Elena Dorfman.

newyorker:

While covering the Syrian refugee crisis earlier this year, the photographer Elena Dorfman was drawn most strongly to the teen-agers, who “all talked about missing out on lives, on futures that now seem lost.” Take a look at a powerful audio slide show featuring a small fraction of the population disproportionately affected by the war: http://nyr.kr/1aVzFXA

Photographs by Elena Dorfman.

(Source: newyorker.com)

breakingnews:

Voters accept grant to build new Sandy Hook Elementary School
NBC Connecticut: Residents of Newton, Conn., voted to accept a $50-million state grant to build a new Sandy Hook Elementary School on Saturday.
Of the 5,000 votes, 4,506 voted to pass the referendum. Voters said the key to the new school would be to make it distinct from the previous one where the mass shooting took place.

Students from Sandy Hook Elementary are currently attending classes in a repurposed school building. 
Photo: In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, stuffed animals and a sign calling for prayer sit at the base of a tree near the Newtown Village Cemetery in Newtown, Conn., after 26 people were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (AP)

breakingnews:

Voters accept grant to build new Sandy Hook Elementary School

NBC ConnecticutResidents of Newton, Conn., voted to accept a $50-million state grant to build a new Sandy Hook Elementary School on Saturday.

Of the 5,000 votes, 4,506 voted to pass the referendum. Voters said the key to the new school would be to make it distinct from the previous one where the mass shooting took place.

Students from Sandy Hook Elementary are currently attending classes in a repurposed school building. 

Photo: In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, stuffed animals and a sign calling for prayer sit at the base of a tree near the Newtown Village Cemetery in Newtown, Conn., after 26 people were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (AP)