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  • How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America’s Classrooms
    by Ki Sung on December 14, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Program Demonstrates Success
    by Ki Sung on December 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • ADB approves $506 mln loan to improve air quality in China
    on December 14, 2017 at 11:26 am

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The Asian Development Bank [ADB.UL] (ADB) approved a third loan, worth 428 million euros ($506 million), to help improve air quality in China's smoggiest region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, it said in a statement on Thursday. […]

  • Fierce winds to intensify as firefighters battle California wildfire
    on December 14, 2017 at 10:56 am

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California firefighting crews may face on Thursday another round of fierce gusts that have fed a volatile wildfire, one of the largest in the state's history, as they protect homes from flames and build control lines. […]

  • China's industrial heartland struggles in Beijing's fight against smog
    on December 14, 2017 at 10:47 am

    SHIJIAZHUANG, China (Reuters) - Severe natural gas shortages are hitting businesses and residents across China's industrial heartland as an unprecedented government effort to clean up an environment devastated by decades of unbridled growth backfires. […]