Arizona Teachers Vote To Strike, Sparking Statewide Walkout

Teachers in Arizona held a strike vote on Thursday that launched Arizona's first-ever statewide walkout and turned down a proposed pay raise — instead demanding increased school funding. The Arizona Education Association and the grass-roots group the Arizona Educators United announced that teachers will walk off the job April 26. At issue is a plan crafted by Gov. Doug Ducey to give teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020, starting with a 9 percent hike next year. Initially, Ducey's plan drew...

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Redhawks Earn Conference and National Recognition

A number of Redhawk student-athletes have earned awards over the past week. Alexis Brawner and McKinzie Jones represented Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics last Sunday at the 2018 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships individual event finals in Texas.

Brawner tied for sixth on the vault, and Jones tied for third on beam, and both earned First Team USA Gymnastics All-American honors. Brawner also earned second team All-American honors on bars and floor, and...

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Last time we heard Laura Veirs, she was collaborating with Neko Case and k.d. lang on a critically acclaimed album. Now she's returned to her solo work.

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Carl Kasell was the voice of authority and the soul of irreverence. He came to NPR when the place was just beginning and brought presence and gravity to a struggling, young enterprise with a voice and calm that made you think of Murrow or Cronkite.

Meeting your college roommate used to be one of the anxieties of the first week of school. But these days, many freshmen meet in advance online, and arrange to room together.

Now, some schools have decided to bring back largely random pairings in the interest of broadening their students' horizons. Duke University announced their change earlier this year.

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Don't despair about the world. It's time for sports.

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Left Of The Dial #587 - Little Features

There are a lot of outlets pointing out that Kendrick Lamar receiving a Pulitzer for DAMN. is not only the first rap album to receive the distinction, but it's the first non-classical non-jazz album to do so. But to act like jazz albums are historically treated as peers to classical albums with regards to the Pulitzer doesn't accurately describe it, as NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas notes on Twitter that she's only able to name three other occasions that the award was granted to a non...

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First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis'

For many poor families in America, eviction is a real and ongoing threat. Sociologist Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," Desmond says. "Eviction is a direct cause of homelessness, but it also is a cause of residential instability, school instability [and] community instability." Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his book, Evicted:...

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