One Student's Path from Homeless Shelter to Georgetown
More than 1.2 million homeless students were enrolled in public schools last year. On top of homework, they face challenges like getting enough to eat and finding shelter that meets basic living standards. The NewsHour's April Brown introduces one student who tackled all of that to become high school valedictorian and a freshman at one of the nation's top universities.
For every American musician who makes it big, there are many, many more who eke out a living to be able to afford new guitar strings. The Music Maker Foundation, based in North Carolina, helps struggling blues artists meet their basic needs, record their music and book tours.
Story Behind the Picture: Officer in Viral Protest Photo Speaks
A touching photo of a white police officer embracing a crying black boy at a Portland, Oregon protest this week has gone viral. The photo has become a symbol of peace in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and around the country. Now, the officer is speaking out.
Girls Who Code: Teaching Computer Programming to Young Women
Women represent 12 percent of all computer science graduates, a drop from 37 percent in 1984. Jericka Duncan reports on Reshma Saujani's mission to change those numbers and get more than a million girls to code over the next 10 years.
He is a 15-year-old Blues Phenom and he goes by the nickname "Kingfish". Big things are happening for the Kingfish. 15-year-old Christone Kingfish Ingram has played at the White House and met first lady Michelle Obama. "No words can describe it was the same feeling I got when I met B.B.
"The Drop In" chronicles the challenges and tribulations faced by Walter Finnie Jr. as he dispels a life of crime and economic hardship growing up in Watts, California in pursuit of a high school diploma.