President Obama will overhaul K-12 education policy and end more than a decade of strict federal control over schools by signing the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect today. The bill replaces the expired No Child Left Behind law and focuses less on standardized testing, making states once again responsible for fixing under-performing schools. It’s the first major rewrite of elementary and secondary school policy since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind in 2001.
Volkswagen executives will hold a news conference Thursday to reveal the initial results of an internal investigation into the manipulation of emissions in its diesel vehicles. The automaker has admitted fitting up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide with software that cheated emissions tests, a scandal that ultimately will cost billions in fixes, lawsuits and penalties.
Walmart wants to make checking out in stores just a tad easier. Today, it starts rolling out a new feature in its app called Walmart Pay, which allows customers to link payment types — a credit card, debit card, gift card, prepaid card — to the app and then check out in stores by launching the app, selecting Walmart Pay and scanning a QR code displayed on the payment terminal.
UT says a gun rights group that wants to hold a mock mass shooting is not welcome on campus. So they are planning for their demonstration to happen on The Drag on Guadalupe Street adjacent to campus. A spokesman for Don’t Comply.com and Come and Take It Texas says the mock shooting will be over dramatized and non-realistic because they don’t want to panic anyone.