Students who don’t have effective reading skills by the end of third grade are more likely to fall behind. Later achievement, including high school graduation, can be affected, a new report says.
Texting a donation took off after the Haiti earthquake. But some question whether the phenomenon will last.
Many Vietnamese and Cambodia fishermen are without work now because of the BP oil spill, and some still feel the effects of Hurricane Katrina. BP is trying to help, but there's a language barrier.
A well-to-do American family downsizes and gives almost a million dollars to charity.
Some 50 of them pledge more than $100 million to help those affected by the economic crisis.
Giving topped $300 billion in 2007. A small but rising percentage of those gifts came via the Internet.
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