Los Angeles teachers are striking after contract negotiations failed in the nation’s second-largest school district.
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The teachers strike in Los Angeles is the first big one of 2019, but likely not the last. An education scholar says low teacher pay and inadequate public school funding will likely spur more strikes.
The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates as of Dec. 19.
The Federal Reserve opted to lift interest rates in a snub to stock investors who have been bleeding red for more than two months.
Austin, Texas contractor Mike Hewitt, who depends on insurance provided by the Affordable Care Act. A Texas judge ruled Dec. 14, 2018 that the law is unconstitutional.
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A judge in Texas ruled Dec. 14 that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. His ruling has no immediate effect, however, except to signal more perils ahead for the health care law.
Laura Kelly, governor-elect of Kansas, was part of the blue wave in November. Kelly, shown here in October, opposes Medicaid work requirements.
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Republicans have sought to limit Medicaid, and a key component of those efforts is requiring that those who receive Medicaid benefits work. But many already do, and others can't, a scholar explains.
Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, was re-elected in West Virginia, where voters cited health care as a major concern.
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Voters listed health care as one of their biggest concerns in the midterm elections. Were their concerns addressed? The results are mixed.
Images of Donald Trump from the midterm campaign.
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Here's a riddle: What's the dominant image of the 2018 election campaign? There isn't one. But there are many.
Prayers outside the Tree of Life synagogue.
A national survey of over 1,300 congregations found that religious leaders struggle to balance security concerns with carrying out a mission to be open to the communities they serve.
Lessons in civil discourse can start in the classroom.
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A former middle school teacher offers a series of tips on how educators can teach young people to engage in more civil discourse.
Facilitated discussions about math can help kids learn.
Most math classrooms feature a teacher lecturing and students quietly working on problems. But research shows that a different approach would lead to better results.
Antagonistic professors hurt student learning, research shows.
A communication studies professor purposefully antagonizes students to show how putdowns and other forms of negative criticism can impact student learning.
To play disc golf, all you need is 20 dollars for a couple of discs, and you’re good to go.
A disc-golf boom is coinciding with a ball-golf bust.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, presidente electo de México.
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Las campañas electorales de Andrés Manuel López Obrador y Donald Trump revelan cómo sus simpatizantes operaron en línea para ayudar a sus candidatos y derrotar el statu quo político desde afuera.
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Los humanos seguiremos siendo necesarios en las fábricas, incluso cuando los robots sean algo habitual. Los futuros trabajadores contarán con soporte técnico y serán más fuertes, más inteligentes y estarán constantemente conectados.
Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Effective political campaigns use three main online strategies; research identifies which of them is most effective.
Mexico, Canada and the United States are struggling to agree on new NAFTA terms.
A political scientist explains why corporate lobbyists and other interest groups will thwart Trump's efforts to strong-arm or ignore Canada.
Instruments of nostalgia and psychological well-being?
As retro video games become more popular, research suggests players could be looking for nostalgia – and the psychological benefits it brings.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pictured Sept. 26, 2017 before the vote on Graham’s bill to gut Obamacare. Like others before it, the bill failed.
The Trump administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of short-term insurance plans. But these shorter plans are also short on real benefits.
Collins, second from right, departs a federal courthouse after being charged with insider trading.
Insider trading, like what Rep. Chris Collins is accused of engaging in, is one of the sexier crimes in securities law.
Lukas Haeder, the author’s son, on his birthday.
A routine childbirth proves expensive and complicated. Insurance company adjustments, inconsistent billing and mystery costs flummoxed even a health policy expert and his wife, a teacher.
For many, the job of a pilot has lost its luster.
Over the last three decades, the number of US pilots has decreased by 30 percent. That problem is only going to get worse as demand increases.