Parents participating in a 2.5-week hunger strike to protest the closing of their children's’ Chicago, Illinois high school are marching on Washington to deliver a letter to the education secretary. Protesters say shutting down the school is “racist.”
A package containing radioactive material sent via Federal Express to Texas A&M University has been reported missing by the school. The 27lb (12.2kg) package was signed for nearly two weeks ago, but the university says the relevant office didn’t receive it.
One of the nation's largest public universities has removed from prominent display on campus a statue of Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America. The move comes amid a national uproar over Confederate symbols since the Charleston massacre.
Around 22 percent of American children lived below the federal poverty line in 2013, up from 18 percent in 2008, according to a new report. Black, Hispanic, and American Indian children were twice as likely to live in poverty as whites.
A new study found the percentage of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the economy has improved, but the rate for African-American children remains extremely high, at nearly 40 percent.