Education

Giving a Grade to Education Reform

Giving a Grade to Education Reform

September 8, 2010

The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to overhaul the nation's public schools. How efforts to improve teacher performance and raise academic standards are playing out across the country.

Higher Education

Higher Education

August 17, 2010

Two professors examine the American higher education system and explain how students and parents can get the most for their money.

Credit 101 for Teens and Young Adults

Credit 101 for Teens and Young Adults

July 29, 2010

New credit card laws require people under twenty-one to either have a co-signer or prove they can pay their bills. Teaching young people how to manage money responsibly and build a good credit history.

Former Astronaut Sally Ride

Former Astronaut Sally Ride

July 27, 2010

Astronaut Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. Today she is on a new mission: to make science cool for kids – especially girls. How she plans to encourage students to prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering...

Childhood Hunger in the United States

Childhood Hunger in the United States

July 22, 2010

One in four American children do not have enough to eat and that number is on the rise. President Obama pledged to end childhood hunger in the U.S. by 2015. A discussion about how new private and public partnerships might help eliminate...

The Changing Role of Public Libraries

The Changing Role of Public Libraries

June 28, 2010

Americans are turning to public libraries in record numbers for free access to resources, but many states have cut their funding. The challenges and changing roles for U.S. libraries.

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

May 18, 2010

The global war against AIDS and why some see a new crisis on the horizon.

Abusive Relationships Among Teens and Young Adults

Abusive Relationships Among Teens and Young Adults

May 10, 2010

Dating violence among teens and young adults.

Student Loan Overhaul

Student Loan Overhaul

March 30, 2010

Revamping student loan programs.

Jobless and Looking

Jobless and Looking

March 18, 2010

The struggle to find work when jobs are scarce.

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