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Hundreds of School Closures, Decreased Enrollment and a Brand New Charter School in Puerto Rico

Back in February, Puerto Rico’s governor announced plans to introduce a new charter school and voucher system to the island. And on Monday, Puerto Rico’s first charter school will open its doors. But it’s a controversial move, as an education reporter based in San Juan explains; “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, died in her home in Detroit today. She was 76. We take a look back at the entertainer’s career and consider her legacy; we speak with two screenwriters behind the new movie, “Crazy Rich Asians.” It’s the first major studio release in 25 years to feature an entirely Asian cast; we report on the growing number of Indian nationals who are being arrested and detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border; and a note on the freedom of press. 

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