South Koreans are spending money with reckless abandon, taking out loans and maxing out credit cards to pay their bills. They're doing it, usually, in hopes of improving their socioeconomic status, but economists say they may be banking on an unsteady foundation.
A quiet test has been underway for nearly a year in select New York City high schools, where students are given easy access to birth control pills and Plan B, also known as the morning after pill. Parents are given the opportunity to opt out of their children participating, but so far few have done it. Some 1,000 students have been served so far.
Won't Back Down, out this fall, follows parents trying to wrest control of their school from the school district. It's a movie-rendition of the real battle playing out across the educational system, where school reformers are confronted vested interests as everyone tries to figure out how to improve America's school system.
Some 400 Palomas, Mexico, residents cross the border into New Mexico every day to go to school. These kids, all American citizens, are choosing to get an education in the U.S., rather than Mexico. But the border crossing comes with a price.
When the Chicago Public Schools teachers and leadership failed to reach an agreement on a new contract Sunday night, the district's teachers went out on strike. That left the parents of 350,000 school kids struggling with where their kids would go, and who would watch them.
Every Chinese high school senior takes a test that can truly determine their future. Score high enough, and you could be whisked away to Hong Kong and one of the best educations money can buy. Miss, and your options are limited. But some students buck the test and head overseas. Each decision changes students' future path.
Though we try not to, most of us procrastinate at some point in our lives -- if not on a weekly or daily basis. But John Perry, a philosophy professor at Stanford University, assures us that doing so is not unusual. Not only that, Perry says procrastinating isn't nearly as bad as we think.
The Kurdish language was banned in Turkey for years. It's still widely discouraged, but restrictions have been somewhat relaxed. But still, few Turkish Kurds can speak the language. But one 7-year-old girl is trying to change that.
The office of Houston's mayor created a video to show people what to do if their school or office is invaded by an active shooter. In the wake of recent shootings, it's been viewed more than a half million times on YouTube.
The NCAA announced Monday morning that it would be levying its own punishments against Penn State University and its football program for its failure to act to stop former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.