State pumps money into early education to close achievement gap State lawmakers this spring approved $40 million in funding for all-day kindergarten and more money for pre-kindergarten scholarships for children from low-income families aiming to close the gap in standardized test scores between white students and students of color.5:20 p.m.
The Twin Cities can feel like a flyover art market A combination of factors have conspired to make it a real challenge for local visual artists to forge a living selling their creations to commercial art buyers. Still, some artists and galleries are trying to beat the odds.5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
High Court Strikes Down Central Tenet Of Voting Rights Act
In striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court specifically said that Congress could approve a new, constitutionally sound formula to determine what jurisdictions need federal oversight. But is Congress likely to do so?
Taliban Attack In Kabul Comes Ahead Of Peace Negotiations
Suicide bombers attacked multiple buildings in Kabul, including Afghanistan's presidential palace, early Tuesday. Robert Siegel talks with The New York Times Kabul bureau chief, Alissa Rubin, about the attack and its timing in relation to negotiations with the Taliban.
The Best Books For Kids Age 9-14? You Tell Us
This summer, with your help, we're assembling the Ultimate Kids' Bookshelf — a collection of 100 titles every 9- to 14-year-old should read. What was your favorite book when you were that age? Weigh in with your nominations.
Extra Border-Security Spending Entices GOP, Raises Eyebrows
The immigration bill garnered more Republican support with a provision that would double the number of Border Patrol agents to 40,000 and build more fences. But even a former Border Patrol chief is wondering where the drastic numbers came from.
Rep. Goodlatte: Immigration Changes Should Be 'Step-By-Step'
Audie Cornish talks with Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte opposes the Senate's sweeping immigration reform bill, arguing in favor of a step-by-step approach that would beef up enforcement efforts against undocumented immigrants who are already in the United States.