Students with learning differences are twice as likely as their peers to drop out of high school, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Betty Ann Bowser visited an elementary school that practices early intervention — engaging students with technology and art to improve their chances of earning a diploma. Continue reading
James “Whitey” Bulger, the legendary Boston crime boss and one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Margaret Warner speaks with with Boston University’s Dick Lehr about the notorious fugitive’s career, influence on Hollywood and how he hid from authorities for 16 years. Continue reading
In November, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opened the doors to a brand new expansion that houses its collection of American Art, in every meaning of the word “American.”
Federal agents arrested three Pakistani men in Boston in connection with the failed attack in Times Square. Judy Woodruff talks to reporter Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal about the assistance that may have provided to accused bomber Faisal Shahzad. Continue reading
In other news Monday, the death toll reached 22 after severe flooding from weekend storms in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. Also, a boil-water advisory continues for nearly 2 million people around Boston after a water main break. Continue reading
Twenty years ago this week, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was the site of the biggest art heist in history. Jeffrey Brown talks to Ulrich Boser, author of “The Gardner Heist” and who has been following recent developments in the case, to see if authorities are any closer to catching the thieves.