The academic school year ended early for the 435 public school students of Buena Vista School District in Saginaw, Michigan. As the district's slow-burning budget crisis came to a head, its three schools have been shut down and the entire teaching staff has been laid off.
"Our analysis of the District's cash flow demonstrates to us that, absent an extraordinary situation, we will not be able to make payroll for staff on May 24," according to a letter on the school district's official site. read more
More than four years after President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, little has changed. In spite of the administration's hand wringing over what to do with the facilities' 166 prisoners--transferring them to the U.S., returning them to their host nation, or sending them to a third party country--there is something very simple that can be done to meet some of the hunger strikers' demands. read more
Roughly 150 people died from work-related illness or injury per day in 2011, according to a new report the AFL-CIO released on Tuesday. Fatal workplace injuries claimed 13 lives per day, while work-related illness and disease killed an additional 137 people daily.
Although occupational fatality rates have trended downward in the years since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the gradual improvement of workplace safety seems to have halted in recent years. read more
The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet.
1. Post game, Dodgers right fielder Matt Kemp signs a ball for a young disabled fan. Then Kemp takes the shirt off of his back and hands it to the boy. Then Kemp takes the shoes off of his feet and hands them to the boy. Kemp smiles, then trots off. read more