Obamas encourage world to “Let girls learn”

Free SAT test prep available The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a California pioneer in online education. It wants to make test preparation materials available for free. The move is aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful. It should also... - Posted on June 5, 2015
Do you suffer from cellphone separation anxiety? If you feel anxious when you don't have your phone nearby, you are not alone. About 6 billion cellphones are in circulation on Earth. We depend on them for a huge range of services. We text friends, share selfies, order food, get news, watch movies, access clouds, etc. Our c... - Posted on May 29, 2015
See the world's oldest copy of the Ten Commandments The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum. The exhibit traces civilization's most pivotal moments. The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll comes from a collection of the world's most ancient biblical manuscripts d... - Posted on May 11, 2015
Obama pushes reading via new technologies Linking reading to technology, the White House has pulled together major book publishers. They will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students. Commitments are also being sought from local governments and schools across the country to ensure that every st... - Posted on May 5, 2015
How mummies are made The most familiar mummies are the Egyptians. Many were buried in elaborate tombs and surrounded with treasures. It was believed those could escort them into the afterlife. But not all mummies were E... - Posted on April 30, 2015
Proms become platform for good deeds, social change Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds. And to ... - Posted on April 28, 2015
World Festival: Day one - Let the games begin! Hello World! Chloe here, with news of Team Geared UP!’s first day at the FIRST® LEGO League World Festival Championship. Setting Up Shop Now that all the team members arrived from Virginia, we set up shop! We started our day by setting up our bo... - Posted on April 27, 2015
In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and sweet potato. They do this as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christo... - Posted on April 24, 2015
Young scientists impress Obama at White House The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred. And in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped. Then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency. The contraption's eventual aim would allow paralyzed or arthriti... - Posted on March 26, 2015
Obamas encourage world to “Let girls learn” Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama has announced a more focused government effort to help tens of millions of girls around the world. The effort would focus on girls attending and staying in school. Michelle Obama said she will go to Japan and Cambodia to promote... - Posted on March 9, 2015