Harriett Ball was a public school teacher who made learning contagious by setting it to a rhythm. Her classroom techniques were the inspiration for the first KIPP charter school. She died earlier this month at the age of 64. Tracy McDaniel, principal of KIPP Reach College Preparatory in Oklahoma City, remembers Ball.
The Laugh Factory, a famous comedy club in Hollywood, is starting an in-house therapy program for comedians. The club's new psychologist, Ildiko Tabori, and Saturday Night Live alum and regular Laugh Factory performer Kevin Nealon offer their insight.
In the latest effort to capture the momentum from Tunis and Cairo, demonstrators in Bahrain declared Monday a "day of rage." Security forces broke up several, but not all rallies. The king sought to calm the protests by promising every household some $2,000 in state benefits.
Anti-poverty groups are upset at deep cuts in President Obama's budget affecting programs that help low-income people, including community service block grants and low-income energy assistance. They argue that cutting such aid will hurt the nation's economic recovery by targeting those struggling to get back on their feet.