Associated Press/Photo by Adam Robison/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Teachers wonder whether to stay or go

Education | Early retirements and resignations could leave schools short-handed
by Laura Edghill
Posted 8/05/20, 04:44 pm

Catherine Good, 58, never dreamed she’d retire from teaching during a global pandemic.

“When the whole COVID thing came up, then it was like, OK, is this really how I want to end?” she said. “Is this the way I want to go out?”

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Eric Risberg (file)

Bail systems get a bailout

Compassion | States’ attempts at reform yield mix results
by Charissa Koh
Posted 8/05/20, 04:02 pm

Kalief Browder spent three years in jail on New York City’s Rikers Island, awaiting a trial that never happened for robbery and assault.

When police charged him for robbery in 2010, the 16-year-old’s family couldn’t afford to pay the $3,000 bail. After three years at Rikers and numerous court delays, prosecutors dropped the charges when the main witness disappeared. Guards and other inmates had abused Browder, who spent months in solitary confinement and attempted suicide multiple times.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Michel Euler (file)

Forging a path for survivors

Entertainment | A court ruling could give #MeToo victims more legal recourse
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 8/04/20, 04:27 pm

Actress Ashley Judd won an important appeal last week in her lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Her victory might make it easier for other women to find legal recourse against sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.

Read more