America is grappling with a "residency bottleneck" on top of projected doctor shortages. In solving this problem, Congress is reconsidering the structure of medical residencies.
In one of 45 states to adopt Common Core standards, Illinois administrators, teachers, parents, students and legislators respond to the new policy in ways that belie the national reaction.
Although the government and NGOs think of buffers as the best way to deal with runoff in the Chesapeake Bay, a growing body of evidence suggests otherwise.
Political campaigns' usage of personal data may strike some voters as a "creepy" infringement of privacy, but the regulation of this data also raises important questions about free speech.
Waiver that exempted Newtown students from standardized tests after Sandy Hook shooting sparks debate on high-stakes testing and accountability in schools.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jeffrey Stern talks about his project reporting on the lives of ordinary Afghans.
Asia, Defense, militarization and security, Modern Day Conflicts
For centuries, the flood pulse of this lake has fed a nation and nurtured incredible biodiversity. With a changing climate and scores of dams planned upstream on the Mekong, can it survive?
The FT's Robin Wigglesworth reported on the impact of economic crisis on the Caribbean with videographers Veronica Kan-Dapaah and Steve Ager and freelance photographer Andrea de Silva.
Since the implementation of a new constitution in 2008, Ecuador has put more emphasis on the development of higher education. Yet the country's secondary schools are leaving many students unprepared.
With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.
Human Rights, Human Rights, LGBT issues
As China rapidly urbanizes, many villages—and their distinct cultural heritage and folk traditions—disappear daily. Two urban Chinese artists go back to the land in search of meaning in modern China.
The journalist behind the Atlas of Pentecostalism explains the origins and techniques of a uniquely innovative reporting project.
Africa, Religion and religious tolerance, World Religions
Reporter Craig Welch shares his reporting from Indonesia on a community threatened by climate change and ocean acidification.
Climate change, Food security, Ecosystems, Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
Journalist Ken Weiss has spent several years documenting the causes and consequences of rapid global population growth.
Asia, Climate change, Gender issues, Health, Human Rights
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
Globalization, Religion and religious tolerance
Will leftover plutonium from the Cold War fall into the hands of terrorists? Journalists David Hoffman and Eben Harrell discuss their reporting in Kazakhstan.
Meet journalist Justin Catanoso who is reporting on climate change from the depths of the Peruvian rainforest.
Climate change, Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy
What do you know about Jamaica beyond its reputation as a famed island paradise? Filmmaker Micah Fink, along with Maurice Tomlinson and Tom Decker, visited St. Louis classrooms to discuss.
Jason Motlagh returns to Bangladesh to investigate its export garment industry in the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy.
Asia, Economics, Globalization, Human Rights
Journalist Sharon Schmickle reports on food security in Africa. Four Tanzanian journalists join her to look into the reasons behind malnourishment in their country and the struggles farmers face.