Stories for March 13, 2013
This special gives space and breadth to our nation’s education reform debate by giving the audience a first-hand view of what happens in a school that meets the needs of the most challenged students in new and sometimes non-traditional ways. Observe a tireless team of teachers and school leaders dealing with the usual antics of teenagers and the changing tides of a fast-moving administration that is responding to pressures from outside partners, politicians and forces in the community. A surprising and dramatic end to the school year sheds light on both the extraordinary challenges and opportunities today’s public schools face.
Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church made history twice Wednesday, electing the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first Jesuit.
In the world of fast fashion, two U.S.-based companies loom large: Forever 21 and American Apparel. Both are based in Los Angeles, but the two could not be more different.
Tony Lithgow and Andrea Mayer have been living under a highway overpass in downtown Baltimore since last year. He's 49 and has been homeless on and off for eight years. She's 51 and has been homeless for 10 years.
Katherine Paterson is the beloved author of many young adult novels, including Jacob Have I Loved, The Great Gilly Hopkins and Bridge to Terabithia.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits the Waccamaw River with host Mark L. Walberg and militaria appraiser Christopher Mitchell as they discuss an important 19th-century blockade rifle. Other discoveries include an 1884 Courier & Ives print; a Pennsylvania folk art whirligig; and a 1936 first edition of Gone With the Wind, valued at $12,000-$15,000.
Why, you might ask, would a hoity-toity medical institution like Johns Hopkins be offering up free Web-based consults for people with Parkinson's disease?
Labor unions have joined a coalition of advocacy groups lobbying against changes they say would weaken the California Environmental Quality Act. Unions argue they're protecting their workers and communities; critics say unions use CEQA as leverage.
Want to know where you can't buy fresh, healthful food? The USDA has the map for you.
The case has already been "tried" in the social media, as The New York Times writes.
If aging is not for sissies, that's especially true if you're homeless. You can be on your feet for hours, forced to sleep in the frigid cold, or seriously ill with no place to go.