A Jamaican school for troubled boys is known for producing some of the country's best known musicians in the 60s and 70s. Today, the Alpha Boys School is still teaching boys music and providing some order in their lives.
Last week, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a World War II-style GI Bill for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The Senate is expected to vote on it this week. Now that the White House has withdrawn its long-held opposition to the bill, a new generation of veterans could see a doubling of college benefits.
The times they are a-changin'. It's a quick-hit, fast-paced world and getting information isn't what it used to be. For a professor in Atlanta, this historic election cycle has been a chance to watch how new and first-time voters have become engaged with the democratic process?and the tools they are using to stay informed.
Byron Garrett is the first male CEO of the National Parent-Teacher's Association in 100 Years. The 35-year-old black is a former principal ? not a parent, though he raised his nephews ? and was appointed by the national board with a unanimous vote.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC Ghana correspondent David Amanor, who spoke with -- and listened to -- some young musicians in the capital Accra who are there to audition for a chance at a scholarship for the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Estonians love to study English, but some in the Estonian government wonder whether Estonians put too much emphasis on learning English, and too little on learning other languages, as Cyrus Farivar reports from the Estonian capital, Tallinn.
In one Napa, California classroom, art means giving away energy-efficient light bulbs, videotaping green public service announcements, and powering up courtesy of student bicyclists. Guest: art teacher-extraordinaire, Sharon Campbell.