An all-too familiar tragedy grips yet another American school.
We have the latest on a mass shooting at a school in Nashville. Plus…
If you’re looking for the perfect college, you need to know about this new tool.
Those stories and more today on… Notice News Daily.
Hi everyone, it’s Jonathan here at Notice HQ in Brooklyn. Today’s top story…
Monday afternoon in Nashville, Tennessee, a gunman opened fire on a private Christian school.
Six victims were shot and killed, including three nine-year-old students, a custodian, a substitute teacher, and the head of the school.
After police arrived, the 28-year-old assailant was shot and killed by authorities.
The shooter is believed to be a former student of the school, and police say they uncovered a manifesto and maps of the school that detailed how the shooting would take place.
Police have also said the shooter is believed to be transgender.
The assailant was armed with two assault-style weapons and a handgun, and police say at least two of them were legally obtained in the Nashville area.
It’s unclear right now what the motive might have been, but authorities say the gunman was a former student at the school.
In the aftermath of the attack, the president called on Congress to restore a ban on assault weapons.
Biden: You know, the shooter in this situation reportedly had two assault weapons and a pistol, two AK47s. So I call on Congress again to pass my assault weapons ban. It’s about time that we make some more progress.
To date, there have been 131 mass shootings in 2023, up from 113 last year.
Gun control advocates continue to call for restrictions like another assault weapons ban, but Republicans say that won’t fix anything.
Police are still investigating everything that went down.
Here’s what else is making news right now…
At least 39 people have died and dozens more were injured in a fire at a migrant center near the U.S. Mexico border.
Authorities believe the fire started as a form of protest by migrants being held at the center.
The Walt Disney Company is laying off 7,000 employees worldwide.
That’s about 3 percent of Disney’s total employees. And…
This painting, discovered behind a door in an old house, is expected to be auctioned off for nearly a million dollars.
The 17th century painting by Pieter Brueghel, was found when a family was having their house valued, and until then, they thought it was fake.
New York Times College Picker Tool
If you were asked to name the best college in the country off the top of your head, you’d probably say Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, or maybe MIT, right?
There’s no denying that a degree from any of these schools is a useful tool, but how did they gain this reputation?
An unofficial ranking of U.S schools maintained by U.S News and World Report is one of the biggest reasons for that.
U.S News ranks about 1500 schools each year on a variety of criteria.
But, the U.S Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona recently criticized the list saying it creates a quote “unhealthy obsession with selectivity.”
Most of the top-ranked schools have extremely low acceptance rates, usually hovering around 4%. But does a low acceptance rate alone make a school great?
In response to this system, the New York Times has created a new build-your-own college ranking tool.
The tool allows users to create their own rankings based on what they think is important.
The interactive tool allows you to choose how important things like diversity, sustainability, sports teams, cost, and safety are, and then gives you your own personalized ranking.
The tool is a significant signal in changing the culture of exclusivity.
When it comes to choosing a college, one size certainly doesn’t fit all and it’s important that individual priorities and goals are taken into account when selecting one.
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