The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Yarnell Elementary School To Stay Open
A Yarnell elementary school will stay open after struggling with enrollment and financial issues.
To keep Model Creek Elementary School doors open, the board had to cut nearly $100,000 in staff pay and raise property taxes.
In just one year, the school’s student population dropped by more than 20 percent. After the Yarnell Hill Fire in June of 2013 the school’s enrollment fell because families moved out of town.