Brookline

Education

How American fifth graders react when introduced to the concept of child marriages

The concept of child marriage is a completely foreign idea in the United States. Yet in many parts of the world, including South Asia and Africa, it’s as common as the idea of marriage itself. In countries such as, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, for example, more than two-thirds of girls were married off before their 18th birthday in 2007. That’s according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Environment

Helping Japan from Massachusetts

Katy Clark visits Amos Lawrence Elementary School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Since last week's earthquake, parents and students have been raising money and folding paper cranes to show their support for friends and family in Japan.