California Prisons Ruled Too Crowded


In a divided 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ordered the state of California to reduce its prison population by more than 33,000 inmates, even if…read more

School District Debates ‘Last Hired, First Fired’ Policy


As the school year draws to a close, school principals and superintendents across the country are facing budget cuts that force them to lay off…read more

Chicago Early Education Program Aims to Close Achievement Gap


Studies have shown that children from low-income families are at risk of beginning school without a strong vocabulary that could lead to a school achievement…read more

Returning Vets Face Tough Job Market


NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman examines some of the challenges facing military men and women when they return to civilian life after serving in battle.…read more

Violence Escalates in the Ivory Coast


In the West African nation of Ivory Coast a civil war is brewing after democratic elections in November 2010 declared Alassane Ouattara the new President.…read more

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