Many schools teach reading using an approach that can actually make it harder for kids to learn. They’re taught strategies like “look at the picture” and “think of a word that makes sense.” This episode is a partnership with American Public Media’s Sold a Story podcast.
The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and seven colleagues have written to Vice President Mike Pence asking for answers.
The casualties come in the wake of reporting that staff were short of protective masks and gloves and were required to report to work sick.
Behind Miller’s growing lobbying portfolio lies one of the biggest unexamined shifts in Washington’s influence game.
“The answer is: If it hasn’t been proven, it’s not something the VA should endorse,” says one agency official.
Senators cite Reveal coverage in requesting sponsorship contracts, saying they are “deeply concerned.”
Consumer groups and union leaders continued to blast the Department of Veterans Affairs for its plan to scrap an anti-corruption statute.
“Such a waiver would foster a culture of corruption in the VA,” said Melissa Bryant, political director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
The move, Sen. Tom Carper writes, represents “a drastic departure from the intent of Congress and weakens important ethics standards.”
The senators asked Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to “immediately suspend” the proposed regulation.