Teachers and principals are also feeling the effects of a budget pinch. We first spoke with Joyce Irvine back in September. She was the principal who had to give up her job under new federal guidelines for her school to qualify for federal funding. We checked in to see what's happened since.
Mike Bettes, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, arrived in Joplin, Missouri minutes after a devastating tornado hit. Mike began to broadcast live, and in between breaks he checked overturned cars for survivors and surveyed the damage.
Amy Braun loved her job teaching at an historic two-room schoolhouse in Vermont. She says the 209-year-old school was an ideal learning environment for her 8 students. But the town voted to close the school.