Fluency in just one language in the 21st century is a competitive disadvantage, and it could be holding back your brain. In a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee wrote that bilingual people outperform single language speakers in cognitive tests of all kinds.
No Child Left Behind is about a decade old. It's been up for renewal for 10 years. But as Congress has dead-locked over proposals to modify or reform the controversial law, President Barack Obama on Thursday issued waivers from its strictest requirements to 10 states.
President Obama is touring San Juan, Puerto Rico, today as the first sitting president to make an official state visit to the island commonwealth in 50 years. Frances Robles of the Miami Herald and Fernando Pizarro of Univision join us.
More than 260 schools in Puerto Rico closed this summer due to low enrollment after Maria. A group of women want to transform one in western Puerto Rico into an educational center to revive the region’s coffee industry.
Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.
After the catastrophic Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico in 2017, finding safe drinking water became one of the most difficult issues facing residents of the island. A team of volunteers stepped in to help.
"3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. ... As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000," Trump wrote on Twitter. "This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible ..."
Hurricane Maria’s waves clawed away at the sand, reducing the width of the broad beach by approximately 90 percent. But it wasn’t just that the familiar landscape disappeared — it left La Boca defenseless.