September 20, 2012 Details are still emerging about what officials call a "rogue chemist" who may have mishandled evidence in as many as 40,000 cases over 10 years. It could mean the unraveling of countless convictions. A convict sprung because of the scandal walked out of prison on Thursday.
September 13, 2012 One of the sticking points in the Chicago teachers' strike is how teachers should be evaluated — and the role student performance should play. Districts are grappling with the issue nationwide, but there's little agreement on how to implement such a system well.
September 11, 2012 The issues at stake in the Chicago teachers strike have already been encountered in hundreds of school systems around the country, but few, if any, have led to strikes. In Chicago, it was a combination of personalities, politics and local issues that brought the situation to a boil.
August 20, 2012 The wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has overcome serious illness and a severe aversion to politics to campaign for her husband. Ann Romney is now passionate about her role promoting and protecting her husband on the campaign trail.
August 15, 2012 Federal law bars certain people with mental illness from buying or owning guns, but the recent shootings — including one in Colorado — and an incident in Maine underscore how difficult it is to actually keep guns from those who are most likely to be dangerous.
August 8, 2012 Many are asking if University of Colorado officials should have known that former student James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora, Colo., shootings, was potentially dangerous. Schools nationwide are evaluating how they respond to threats, and grappling with limits on what they can do to prevent such tragedies.
July 19, 2012 The practice of hyphenating last names upon marriage was particularly popular in the 1980s and '90s. Now that the "hyphen generation" is marrying and parenting, many couples are struggling with which names to keep, and which to pass down to to their children.
July 2, 2012 More colleges are using online classes as a way to cut costs and maximize registered students. But the quality and benefits of an online education have come into question, since universities such as Stanford, Harvard and MIT offer their courses online free of charge.
June 6, 2012 A new report by Rutgers University shows only 27 percent of recent high school graduates who are not enrolled in college have full-time jobs. Many young people with only high school diplomas say their hopes for the future have been dashed by the high cost of college.