Each weekday morning, Steve & Amy share the top news stories your friends & families might be talking about. Looking for more than just the headline they shared? Click the links below. News provided by ZEROREZ
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.
Flooding, landslides and power outages continue to impact much of Western Washington. Governor Jay Inslee declares a state of emergency following the recent series of storms.
The French flag that flew from atop the Space Needle following the terror attacks in Paris last month was presented to the Eiffel Tower this week.