Here’s all the news on our radar today:
• Segregation is often synonymous with the deep south, but surprisingly today’s most segregated schools are in New York. [Huffington Post]
• Schools in Arlington, Virginia will no longer send kids home if they have head lice. To clarify, lice cannot fly or jump from head to head, and the author of this article thinks it’s awesome that kids with itchy critters can keep learning with their classmates. [Slate]
• San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge may be getting a safety net. With a record number of suicides in the last year, toll money, as well as federal and state funds, would go towards building a net to catch people before it’s too late. [The New York Times]
• Some students approach the Teach For America program as a fallback plan, one that just so happens to include a two-year teaching stint in a poor community. United Students Against Sweatshops now want TFA recruiters off campus and “hobbyists” deterred from the program. [Colorlines]
• Gloria Steinem, who turns 80 this week, states that her dwindling libido can be a “terrific advantage”—thenceforth, roughly 300 women respond with their own wonderfully titillating comments. [The Guardian]
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