Watch: 17-year-old makes history by sequencing genome of pet fish
Indeever Madireddy, 17, is an avid fish lover. Not as food, but as pets. The San Jose, California teen meticulously raises his freshwater angelfish from egg to adulthood. But when one of his prized fish died, he was struck with an idea: use the fish for genetic mapping. Indeever says this is important for use...
By The 74 | March 1, 2023
L.A. Schools admits sensitive student records leaked after 74 investigation
After The 74 and LA School Report published an investigation revealing that hundreds — if not thousands — of student psychological assessments were posted on the dark web, Los Angeles public schools acknowledged that the highly sensitive information had been exposed. Its admission on Wednesday, which included the news that 60 current students’ records had...
By The 74 | February 23, 2023
Q&A: National Parent Union’s Keri Rodrigues on public school disenrollment amid the COVID crisis
America’s education system continues to reckon with the enormous disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although some students and families became well-acclimated with the distance learning process overall, many others found it challenging — and often impossible — to participate in because of persistent barriers like job losses, lack of stable housing, insufficient internet access...
By The 74 | May 5, 2021