A controversial bill that would change teacher and principal evaluations and teacher tenure got a lengthy hearing over the last two days at the state capitol. A final vote in the senate education committee is expected today. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
July 23, 2017 | NPR · In 1967, more than 150 riots erupted across the country. But one in particular seemed to consume the national conversation: Detroit. Three prominent Detroit figures share their stories from that time.
July 23, 2017 | NPR · A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere. Her dad says, “Now she feels less sour about the experience.”
July 23, 2017 | NPR · Alisyn Camerota’s book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.
July 23, 2017 | NPR · Sam Kean’s funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.
July 22, 2017 | NPR · During the Detroit riots, three young black men were killed by white police officers at the Algiers Motel. The year was 1967, but Bigelow says, “It feels very much like it’s today.”
July 23, 2017 | NPR · For her latest project, the Detroit native wrote a double album in both English and Spanish. It’s a nod to the sounds of her city and to the cultures of her Cuban dad and Mexican-American mom.