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Safety advocates are urging Congress and regulators to force carmakers to install warning systems that would prevent distracted parents from leaving children in cars, preventing heatstroke deaths.

At least 41 children have died already this year in hot cars, more than any previous year at this point. August was the deadliest month on record, according to the advocacy group Kids and Cars.

Although much of the U.S. had record temperatures Read the rest of this entry »

Hawaii’s public schools continue to struggle, especially when it comes to meeting federal standards under “No Child Left Behind.”

But a plan by President Barack Obama is calling to radically change that law.

Currently over 180 schools in the state are failing to meet their yearly benchmarks.

Rather than be punished, Mr. Obama is calling for those schools to be rewarded for making making progress.

Over the years, Hawaii Read the rest of this entry »

The Obama administration’s $50 billion proposed education budget adds $3 billion in funding to help schools meet these revised goals, with the possibility of an additional $1 billion if the overhaul plan passes Congress.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Obama administration plans to send a wide-ranging overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law to Congress on Monday, arguing that the current legislation has pushed schools to lower their Read the rest of this entry »