Fifty great books for kids to read this summer

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss “Here, from Scholastic Instructor, is a list of 50 great books for kids to read over the summer. The list, which was assembled with the help of teachers and others, offers books that will appeal to students from pre-K...

How to Learn 30 Languages

BBC – David Robson “Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, Mandarin and Thai – they’ve barely spoken one language before the conversation...

My Turn: Early childhood education helps communities prosper

The Concord Monitor – Scott Hilliard “It’s no secret that there is now a surge of opiate use here in the Granite State, and with that, a growing presence of criminal activity, including violent crimes. As sheriff of Merrimack County, I know that New...

The humble linguist

The Economist – Staff Writer “SOME people are keen learners of many foreign languages: they find it enjoyable to rack up one, then another, then another, reading, practising, brushing up, seeking out any opportunity to use them. They are usually proud of...

ER Visits for Asthma Rising Among Kids in California

The U.S. News and World Report – Staff Writer “Children in California increasingly are flocking to emergency rooms for treatment of asthma, despite millions of dollars spent on programs to control the disease. Statewide, the rates of ER visits for asthma...

Computer scientist uses robots to draw students to STEM

E-School News – Staff Writer “A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist and his students are using assistive robots to spur the interest of local middle- and high-school students toward STEM. Gian-Luca Mariottini, an assistant professor in the...