Which U.S. state has the lowest life expectancy? Which congressional district has the highest high school dropout rate? The surprising answers to these questions can be found in 'The Measure of America,' a new report that measures the American standard of living. Sarah Burd-Sharps explains how we've missed the fundamentals in the search of the American dream.
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 Now that the White House has withdrawn its long-held opposition to the bill, a new generation of veterans could see a doubling of college benefits.
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.
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.