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Middle school principal Jamaal Bowman unseats Eliot Engel in New York

Middle school principal Jamaal Bowman unseats Eliot Engel in New York

Middle school principal Jamaal Bowman is very likely headed to Capitol Hill after unseating New York’s longest-serving Congress member, Rep. Eliot Engel, in the state’s June primary elections. Bowman, 44, mounted an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-like campaign to unseat Engel, 73, in New York’s 16th Congressional District. Recruited by Justice Democrats to run in 2019, he consolidated…
The pros and cons of coronavirus school closures, explained

The pros and cons of coronavirus school closures, explained

New York City is finally closing its schools. As cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in the city neared 300, parents began pulling their children out, and teachers threatened to stay home in protest. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday announced that the nation’s largest public school system would close on Monday,…
Vox Sentences: School’s still out in Chicago

Vox Sentences: School’s still out in Chicago

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. CTU workers stand strong on the picket lines A strike by the Chicago Teachers Union enters its fifth day…
Smaller communities are “seceding” from larger school districts. It’s accelerating school segregation.

Smaller communities are “seceding” from larger school districts. It’s accelerating school segregation.

America’s schools are becoming increasingly segregated, research has found, with black and Latino students attending schools that are more likely to be predominately non-white and low-income than that of their white peers. Now, a new study finds that the creation of predominately white “splinter” school districts plays a significant role, by making it even harder…
Kate Middleton Got A Hair Makeover For Charlotte’s First Day Of School

Kate Middleton Got A Hair Makeover For Charlotte’s First Day Of School

COWES, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at The Royal Yacht Squadron during the inaugural Kings Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The Kings Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider…
The surprisingly great idea in Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal: electric school buses

The surprisingly great idea in Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal: electric school buses

Bernie Sanders’s just-released Green New Deal plan is huge — $16 trillion, dozens of different clean energy and climate adaptation programs. But one of its more modest proposals stands out as a spectacularly good idea. That’s his proposal to make school buses stop poisoning our children. Is that an exaggeration? Only a little. And Sanders…
The Coolest Makeup Looks To Ace Back To School

The Coolest Makeup Looks To Ace Back To School

Whether you're excited about returning to school, or solely focused on maxing out the last days of summer, chances are you still want to start the semester off on a strong note. That means stocking up on supplies, brushing up on current events, and knocking out the final pages of your summer reading list —…
20 Bags To Take “Back To School” That Won’t Remind You Of Your High School Backpack

20 Bags To Take “Back To School” That Won’t Remind You Of Your High...

There's only one problem: joining the working world doesn't just eliminate our need for a commuter bag that works. After all, we have to lug around a heavy laptop, spare workout clothes and a phone so big it barely fits in a mini bag. Thankfully, many of the industry's best handbag designers have started selling…
Joe Biden defends his record on opposing desegregated school busing

Joe Biden defends his record on opposing desegregated school busing

A day after weathering a debate-night attack from Sen. Kamala Harris on his 1975 Senate bill opposing federally ordered desegregated busing, former Vice President Joe Biden was busy defending his record in front of black voters. On Friday, Biden appeared at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention in Chicago with Rev. Jesse Lee Jackson. He used…
The $6 Drugstore Mascara This YouTube Star Has Worn Since High School

The $6 Drugstore Mascara This YouTube Star Has Worn Since High School

While Sarkis does carry the basics in her go-to Gucci bag, which was a birthday gift from her brother, she also keeps a few personal items, including a journal to write down poetry and her feelings when she's away from home. If the YouTuber ever finds herself in a beauty emergency, let's just say she'll…

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