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By John O'Connor, Associated Press
Teaching is extremely difficult in urban school districts. In Chicago, for example, the city is confronting one of the worst budget crises in years, and keeping good teachers is a persistent struggle. But an intensive training program nearby is using…
By PBS NewsHour
Confirmation hearings will soon begin for former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, tapped to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Hagel will likely face sharp questioning, especially about the Pentagon's budget crisis. Kwame Holman reports on the defense department's budget…
Grim findings from a task force come amid further setbacks to the nation's economic health. Jeffrey Brown discusses eroding revenues, state budget cuts and steep pension obligations with former New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch, the report's co-chair, and Susan…
As Detroit Budget Crisis Deepens, Is State Takeover Nearing?…
Tensions mount in California's multi-million dollar Republican primary race for California governor, where over $90 million has already been spent on campaigns. Gwen Ifill reports on the contentious and expensive contest.
Facing a $50 million deficit, the Kansas City, Mo., school board voted this week to close 29 of the city's 61 public schools. Ray Suarez talks to Superintendent John Covington about the board's decision.
As Greece seeks support of its plan to bring its finances back from the brink of collapse, there are fears the weakening euro could impact the U.S. in its own economic recovery. Judy Woodruff talks to Greek Prime Minister George…
Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou visited Washington and several other nations this week to ask for support cracking down on speculative trading to help Athens employ reforms to help its budget crisis.
Tom Bearden reports on the escalating problems with providing services for Colorado's homeless population as the state faces a $2 billion budget shortfall.
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