Tuesday on the NewsHour. New York pays for snow removal. President Obama announces plans to ban solitary confinement for youth in federal prisons. Campaigning intensifies as Iowa draws near, how presidential candidates tap into fear, high school vocational training as an alternative to college, the government battles postpartum depression, Mozart reaches 260 years and a student challenges stereotypes with dance. PBS NewsHour
Of all the U.S. high school students who graduate high school and go on to college, a large proportion will never earn their degree. How can educators better train those who may struggle in trying to pick a course of study?
One solution may lie in putting greater emphasis on high school vocational training, but critics disagree. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports. Video PBS NewsHour
As many as 1.5 million Brazilians may have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus and now the U.S. and other countries are also reporting news cases. But what is the Zika virus? And why does it pose a threat to pregnant women? Dipti Kapadia explains. Video Wall Street Journal
U.S.-based Johnson Controls and Ireland-based Tyco have agreed to merge whereby the company will be based in Ireland in order to take advantage of favorable tax status. WSJ’s Dana Mattioli joins Lunch Break to explain how the deal could reignite controversy over so-called inversion deals. Video Wall Street Journal