Giftedness can be a trait of any student. Kimberly Moran looks for ways to challenge conventional thinking on identifying these students — and to be more inclusive of those who are not white and middle class.
She put herself through school picking watermelons and cleaning hotels. Now, she's a researcher at a university lab in California, studying what happens in the human heart just before sudden cardiac death.
Oregon's Woodburn High School is something of an anomaly in the state; it's more than 75 percent Latino in a state that's over 75 percent white. And now teachers and administrators are learning that getting students to graduate is only part of the equation they need to solve.
In Portland, Oregon, the Somali community is more mixed than in many other cities in the US. Careful not to leave one part of the culture out, the city now offers a program featuring two Somali languages.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the northeastern Chinese province of Liaoning. About 1000 entrants taking China's civil service entrance exam have been caught cheating. In Liaoning, authorities found elaborate schemes involving fraudulent test guides and wireless technology. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Chris Hogg.
Feet in Two Worlds is a project of The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School. The organization's Eduardo De Oliveira reports for The World that some ESL classes are so popular that Brazilian immigrants have to win a lottery just to get in.
President Obama said today the United States has the makings of the best education system in the world, but other nations are outpacing us. The World's Katy Clark reports on Obama's vision for beefing up learning here.
Mexico is so much more than the stories of violence that have recently grabbed headlines. Anchor Katy Clark traveled there recently to see how many Americans are learning Spanish in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with James Tooley about his research into how parents in poor communities in the developing world are choosing to send their children to private schools. Tooley is the author of "The Beautiful Tree".
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that only a third of Cambodia's population is fully literate. The Cambodian government blames the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge. Others blame current government corruption.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Martin Patience in Kabul about two developments in Afghanistan. One is a possible chemical attack on a girls' school. The other is yesterday's unexpected dismissal of the US commander in Afghanistan.