Sixth-graders at more than 300 New York City public schools will have Patterson's book 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life' made available to them.
Primary school quality in the world's No. 7 economy ranks below impoverished Haiti. But galvanizing Brazilians to boost education for all is no easy task.
Contractors billing for education that barely happened and vast numbers of illiterate recruits in the field? Yes.
After Christmas sales: One family couldn't afford to have a Christmas as big as those in years past. Instead of shopping the after-Christmas sales, they turned off the advertising, focused on being together and sharing laughter as one of the best gifts of all.