education

Education

The 'secret society' of extremely successful first gens

A Jewish ski and tennis pro who survived Nazi and Russian occupations came to America penniless, built a fortune and used it to pay for the graduate school educations of hundreds of immigrants and kids of immigrants. In this episode of Otherhood we talk to one of them — Pardis Sabeti, a badass geneticist and super-cool rockstar who's also humble, genuine and driven to help others, even after going through a devastating accident that kept her in bed, staring at a wall, for months.

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Global Politics

Winning hearts and minds in France

The U.S. government has taken a keen interest in France's poor, immigrant suburbs, and it's been bringing over young people from those suburbs to change some of their negative opinions about the U.S., as The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby reports from Paris.

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.

Development & Education

Sports and school in China

Childhood obesity is on the rise in China so the government is trying to promote more sports in schools, but many Chinese kids are still below par when it comes to physical fitness, as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Transgender toilets in Thailand

A high school in Thailand has taken the unusual step of installing separate toilets for transgender boys - those who consider themselves to be girls, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC Correspondent Jonathan Head who has visited the school.

Environment

Geo Quiz and Answer

Today's answer is the South Pacific island of Niue. This week, Niue became the first location to issue free laptops to all of its schoolchildren. It's part of the One Laptop Per Child Initiative. Anchor Lisa Mullins has more.