Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students.
Paul Gibson, an alternate parent representative on the School Governance Council, said that information presented at council meetings suggests that the science labs were largely classes for white students.
A Taiwanese firm agreed to a request from a company in China to procure sensitive components with nuclear uses and then shipped them to Iran at the Chinese company’s request, the firm’s head said Friday. Such transactions violate U.N. sanctions imposed on Iran.
Even as Democrats seek the biggest expansion of health coverage in decades, as many as 23 million people could still be without insurance by 2018, illustrating the complexity of achieving the long-held Democratic goal of universal health care.