Education Roadblocks for Kids With Disabilities
Only a little more than half of New York City students with disabilities graduated high school in 2021, significantly less than the 81% graduation rate citywide. This disparity could be largely attributed to the lack of support students with special needs are given in many schools.
“Seh Yuh Sorry!” Jamaica Welcomes British Royals With Anti-Colonial Protests
Jamaica, a country that, like so many others, was pillaged by British colonialism and subject to years of slavery, is demanding an apology. In late March, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton arrived in Jamaica for a week-long Caribbean tour and were met with anti-colonial protests.
Russian Ukraine War Could Ignite Global Food Shortage
The Russian war against Ukraine is having worldwide consequences. In March, the United Nations food chief David Beasley warned that the war has created “a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe” and that we may see a food crisis worse than during the Second World War.
U.S. Women’s Soccer Champions Finally Get the Recognition They Deserve
The U.S. women’s national soccer team finally reached a settlement in their pay gap lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation in February. The players received $24 million and a promise of equal pay from the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Afghan School Girls Denied Education AGAIN
In March, school girls across Afghanistan put on their uniforms and headed off to class, returning after a seven-month ban enacted by the Taliban. Within hours, they were sent home.
This Isn’t Science Fiction. Could Self-Replicating Living Robots Save Us All?
Back in 2021, a team of scientists from three universities around the U.S., unveiled the world’s first ever living robots. Just one year later, the robots have evolved and can reproduce.
Pole Heat Waves Raise a Red Flag!
Both the northern and southern poles experienced unprecedented heat waves over the same weekend in March. “This Antarctic heat wave definitely changes what we thought was possible for Antarctic weather,” Dr. Jonathan Wille, a postdoctoral researcher in polar meteorology at Université Grenoble Alpes in France, tweeted following the freak event.