NPR's Scott Simon thinks most students stop listening to adults — including their commencement speakers — by age 11. So for this graduation season, he gives life advice to fifth graders.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee had drama, excitement and a lot of really hard words.
Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar went back and forth so long the judges were running out of words. Told he needed one more correct spelling to forge a tie, Gokul needed nothing but the word.
France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."
Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?
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