Hispanics are making up an increasing portion of the population and are becoming an increasingly large portion of the college student population as well. But as Hispanics break records for enrollment, they still lag when it comes to finishing their four-year degrees.
South Africa's COSAT school is widely regarded for the success it's had moving its students out of poverty. But it's not immune to some of the other problems of South Africa. As students walk to school each day, they run the risks of being abused, physically, by thugs.
In China, social benefits are tied to where you live. And they vary widely from urban to rural areas. But as more Chinese decide to abandon their farms and move to cities, this system of denying them benefits in their new homes is proving problematic -- and possibly untenable.
Micronesians have come to the United States in larger numbers since 1986. Most settle in nearby Pacific islands, like Guam or Hawaii. But a few come a little farther. To Missouri, for example, where a large Micronesian population has grown up.
Researchers at Brown University are putting people to sleep -- in the name of research. They're trying to determine what people dream, and what it means, by subjecting people to MRI scans as they dream, and then waking them up and asking what they were dreaming about.
Students across the United States and Canada were challenged to come up with ways to improve their local environment. If the ideas were good enough, they could win a tip to Costa Rica for a youth leaders summit on the environment.
Gun reform has been a hot topic since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, but political movement has been slow. But the costs continue to mount. One recent Huffington Post report documented just how much those literal costs hurt our economy.
An understanding of the historical events that take place when we're growing up, one critic says, might not be the events we learn enough about. For example, for America's youth today, the educational system may not teach kids enough about the Iraq War they've grown up with.
The followers of the Orthodox branch of judaism take modesty to extreme levels. Girls and boys rarely make eye contact, even. So when a girl and a boy ultimately marry, there's often little knowledge about how sexual relationships are supposed to work. A new book seeks to delicately help them figure out that question.
The best way out of poverty for students in urban South Africa is to get an education. One school in the bustling city of Cape Town has developed a system that's generated graduation rates of virtually 100 percent. But it's been tough. And it's getting tougher.