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September 2nd, 2010
01:51 PM ET

The Epitome of Mission Possible: Liz Murray

Homeless to Harvard. She is a made for TV movie, a book, a website...and it's all real. Liz Murray is a remarkable woman who could have just quit.  She spent a little time with us today and we were lucky to have her. You can learn all about her here.

She's got a new mission now, trying to feed children who go to school hungry. She's taking her success and creating opportunities for others. She calls it Blessings in a Backpack. You can buy her new book and you can learn all about this project here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • Mission Possible
September 2nd, 2010
08:37 AM ET

Q&A Today: Investment or T-R-O-U-B-L-E?

Is your home a shelter, a roof over your head?  Or is your home the biggest investment you'll ever make?  Can it be both?  In uncertain economic times, property has traditionally been thought of as a hedge against other, more liquid types of investments.  In good economic times, property has traditionally appreciated. Today, however, is unlike the past.  So how does property fit into your life right now?  Richard and Ali battle it out to answer this question at 2pEST/1800GMT.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Q&A
September 2nd, 2010
08:01 AM ET

College Grad Blues

College students who graduated during the recession are wondering if their degrees were worth the trouble. Thousands are not able to find work. Others are taking jobs like serving coffee. Here's one young woman's story.


Filed under: Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Tony Harris
September 2nd, 2010
07:31 AM ET
September 2nd, 2010
07:23 AM ET

How Do We Fix Our School? Parents and Homework...

It’s a hot topic among today’s parents. When parents get together you often hear them say…”When I was a kid, my parents didn’t have to help me with my homework.”
Or you hear, “Wow, kids these days have so much more homework and it sure is a lot more complicated then I remember.”

It definitely is a fact that children are coming home with more homework and with curriculum changes it does seem to be harder than many remember.

Today and tomorrow watch as CNN Education Contributor Steve Perry makes what we call a house call. Dr. Perry, who is currently a high school principal, will be helping families with an education makeover in their homes. He will be helping two families figure out how to improve the homework habits of their children and address some other very common challenges families face all over the country.

We want to hear your thoughts on parents and homework. Email us your comments and we will read some of your comments on CNN Newsroom at 10am.

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