Year later, much has been learned about school closings

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Chicago Tribune

Nerves were a little shakier than usual when the 2013-14 school year started in Chicago, as parents and city officials anxiously watched thousands of children heading off to classrooms in unfamiliar neighborhoods because of the district’s move to close almost 50 elementary schools.

Minimum Wage Hike Backfires In Seattle Suburb

By Alex Bolt, America’s Future Foundation

The New York Times reports that New York governor Andrew Cuomo may raise the New York minimum wage to $15 an hour. If New York ends up going through with that kind of minimum wage hike, they would be following suit with SeaTac, a suburb of Seattle, which recently decided to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.