Harvard Wants Education Reform
A new Harvard study recommends that educators place a stronger focus on vocational education and apprenticeships, rather than aim to send every high school student to college.
Academic dean of the Harvard School of Education and co-author of the study, Robert Schwartz says: "We are the only developed nation that depends so exclusively on its higher education system as the sole institutional vehicle to help young people transition from secondary school to careers." The study sought to address the failure of young adults to either finish four-year degrees or find fitting vocational opportunities. Currently, 70 percent of American students fail to earn a four-year degree and face limited employment prospects.
Firefighters in California are still struggling to contain several wildfires nearly one week after they broke out.
- Hundreds of people are still missing after three wildfires spread across Northern and Southern California last week.
- 48 of the 50 deaths occurred after the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento.
- On Tuesday night, a fourth wildfire broke out, though it's mostly contained.
We know the dangers of too little sleep. Now for the other side of the story.
- Western University researchers found that sleeping over eight hours per night results in cognitive decline.
- Oversleepers suffer similar difficulties on certain cognitive tests as those who sleep under seven hours.
- Not all the news is bad: One night of oversleeping results in a cognitive boost.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
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