The specialized high schools, such as one in Brockton, Mass., emphasize overcoming drug-abuse problems as much as they do mastering square roots.
A Monitor reporter reconnects with a Syrian refugee who is starting a new life in Germany – while trying to save his family back home.
The president's collision with the media is changing the way newsrooms operate – and may rejuvenate journalism.
Why Russia is playing a more muscular role in the world and how that may prevent closer ties between Trump and Putin.
Hartford, Conn., has revamped its schools to attract a rich mix of students in a voluntary desegregation program being watched across the country.
As Prime Minister Netanyahu prepares to meet President Trump in Washington, he is being pulled to the right by the settler movement. What it means for Israel, a Palestinian state, and US-Israeli relations.
Morocco holds lessons for how farmers around the world are adapting to, and curbing, global warming.
In a fundamental shift in American Protestantism, hundreds of churches across the country are allowing people in the pews to handle pastoral duties, such as delivering sermons.
Greeley, Colo., offers a lens into how wide the digital divide in the US has become, how much it is contributing to a two-tiered society, and, perhaps most important, whether it can be bridged.
How far will Donald Trump shift the US to the right? Enough that it will mark one of the biggest U-turns in a half-century. Maybe.
They are deciding whether to return to villages once held by Islamic State – a decision that could affect the stability and religious diversity of the Middle East.
In almost every country in the world, average ages are rising fast, putting pressure on city councils, health-care systems, and national economies. And the solution may be the empowerment of older people themselves.
From Trump to ‘Brexit’ to fury over free trade, 2016 upended established ways of doing things – and may have changed how the world works.
The Kalamazoo Promise helped revive a Rust Belt town. It holds lessons for other cities.
New voices rise across the Arab world to prevent a lost generation from answering the jihadists' militant call in a message war crucial to the region’s balance of power.
As more of the world’s cultural monuments face destruction from ISIS and other groups, activists rush to preserve history with shovels and software.
A novel code-writing program at San Quentin prison in California seeks to prepare inmates for life on the 'outside' and reduce the nation's repeat offender rate.
How Gift of the Givers, a Muslim-funded philanthropy in Africa, has become one of the world's most unusual charities.
Take a look at cities – America's new democracy labs. They offer a model of how to set aside politics and forge alliances to solve problems.
A new generation of cybersecurity prodigies breaks into networks – just to make them safer. Meet the young hackers trying to keep the web from tilting to the dark side.
Ranchers and other residents along the US-Mexico border weigh in on what a wall would look like, how much it would cost, and whether it will stop illegal immigration.
A novel plan in Washington State overcomes old animosities and offers the region a way forward in era of global warming.
Americans are becoming more polarized about climate change even as scientists find consensus. Two Colorado counties offer a portrait of why this is happening.
As more women move into high offices, they often bring a style and approach that is distinct from men. But do they make better leaders?
The European Union may survive ‘Brexit,’ a refugee crisis, and rising political division. But its future won't look like the past.
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