St. Paul schools try to close the achievement gap The superintendent of St. Paul public schools, Meria Carstarphen. talks about the new approach her district is taking to eliminate the achievement gap between students of color and white students.9:06 a.m.
Meria Carstarphen: Became St. Paul schools superintendent one year ago.
One catastrophe away from poverty A health crisis, divorce or job loss -- just one of these circumstances is enough to send an increasing number of Americans into poverty. An author who has studied the working poor explores the barriers to getting ahead.10:06 a.m.
Katherine Newman: Sociology professor at Princeton and author of "The Missing Class." She's the author of many books on poverty and working poor, including "No Shame in My Game" and "Chutes and Ladders."