How Underperforming School Turned Around Test Scores, Conquered Common Core
Students in 29 states are taking the Common Core tests for the first time this spring. A few years ago, one school in Washington, D.C., changed how it prepares for standardized tests, adopting home visits, pep rallies and new curricula to give students a boost.
When a victim reports a rape and undergoes a forensic exam, the rape kit is handed over to law enforcement. Law enforcement then sends the kit off for DNA testing. The results of that analysis can help catch a rapist. At least, that is what is supposed to happen.For an estimated 400,000 victims, their case was forgotten about. Their rape kit was left on a shelf or in a storage or in a warehouse. And their rapists were allowed to walk free.
College Senior Uses Songwriting to Help Overcome Genetic Disease
Twenty-two-year-old West Chester University senior Tarik Williams is more than a big man on campus. He’s “King of the Rams.” But his rise to the top had its own unique set of challenges.
When he was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future. So, he created a vision for his life.
Kid President Introduces the White House Student Film Festival
For the past few months, K-12 students have been putting the finishing touches on short films about this year's theme: The Impact of Giving Back. We received more than 1,500 submissions from around the world and, on Friday, March 20 we premiered 15 Official Selections at the 2015 White House Film Festival.
All across the country, an alarming number of students are suspended, expelled and even arrested for minor or trivial offenses. Instead of being sent to school guidance counselors to determine root causes of student misbehavior, young people are increasingly pushed into police stations, courtrooms and juvenile detention centers.
Seventy-four-year-old Mary Jones was released from prison after serving more than three decades behind bars for a crime committed by an abusive boyfriend. Jones' case was reopened with the help of law students at the University of Southern California in 2006.
Patrick Peoples couldn't believe it when he got acceptance letters from Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Francis Tiafoe: Top-Ranked Junior Tennis Player Grew up on Courts
The son of Sierra Leone immigrants is poised to become the next American tennis star. CBS News special correspondent James Brown shares the story of Francis Tiafoe and how he started his journey on the tennis courts with a broom.