Development & Education

Global Politics

Extreme makeover: a new GI Bill for the 21st century

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 Now that the White House has withdrawn its long-held opposition to the bill, a new generation of veterans could see a doubling of college benefits.

Arts, Culture & Media

How do you get your election news?

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Learning English in Estonia

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.


Out of this world art

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.


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