Through fundraisers and story hours, Havana Chapman-Edwards hopes to make a change in youth literacy rates in the country.
WASHINGTON – The son of a fallen Marine, whose grief-stricken face became an iconic image of the war in Iraq in 2007, was presented with a scholarship Wednesday, along with more than 2,330 other young people whose parents served in the Marine Corps or Navy. In...
WASHINGTON – The son of a fallen Marine, whose grief-stricken face became an iconic image of the war in Iraq in 2007, was presented with a scholarship Wednesday, along with more than 2,330 other young people whose parents served in the Marine Corps or Navy. In...read more
Two 13-year-olds represented San Diego at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, and both Kevin Luo and Karen Sun made it through the third round on Wednesday morning, but didn’t get to the finals.
Two 13-year-olds represented San Diego at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, and both Kevin Luo and Karen Sun made it through the third round on Wednesday morning, but didn’t get to the finals.read more
Sixth grader Atman Balakrishnan made it to the third round of the National Spelling Bee. Spelling talent runs in the family — his father is the 1985 national spelling bee champion.read more
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It was smooth sailing through round three of the spelling bee for Ben Franklin 8th grader Tobi Shorunke of Fargo. Shorunke easily spelled the word “deliverable” in round 3 and moved on successfully to the 4th round. He is the only speller from...read more
Illinois ranks fifth in the number of spellers competing this year with 26 spellers representing their state. But only 22 spellers will continue to round 3.read more
Frederick’s Charles Millard still considers himself a winner despite misspelling “germon,” the French word for a type of tuna, in the first round of Tuesday’s National Scripps Spelling Bee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s county and state spelling champion made it to round three of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So how did Tobi Shorunke of Fargo do Tuesday afternoon? His word was “portulaca” and he asked for the definition. Any plant of a genus...
WASHINGTON — Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky have all indicated they might follow in the footsteps of the West Virginia teachers’ union, with Oklahoma setting a strike date of April 2 if the state legislature does not meet its demands for pay increases, restoration of...
WASHINGTON – As experts spotlight China’s military buildup to challenge the United State as the world’s superpower, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that China is also using soft power to quietly achieve this goal. "One of the things we're trying to do is view the...
WASHINGTON - Teachers’ unions in three other states are now considering following in West Virginia’s footsteps after a successful teacher strike there that led to a 5 percent pay hike and improved healthcare options for all public employees. Disregarding a...
The Fiscal Ship interactive game at The Brookings Institute puts the nation’s fiscal future in your hands.
A new report from the Brookings Institution says that the looming student loan default crisis may be worse than prior estimates. The author, as well as analysts from AEI and Cato, debated the regulatory role of the federal government in mitigating the potential crisis.
Harvard, Princeton and Yale will be among the hardest hit by a new 1.4% tax on large university endowments contained in the major tax reform legislation passed by Congress last November. Experts warn the tax could cause tens of millions of dollars to be diverted from programs for students and research.
Mexican artist and feminist Monica Mayer uses art as a tool for social change. Her latest exhibit, The Clothesline Project, encourages women to speak up about experiences of sexual harassment and domestic violence.