(AP) – Smartphone self-portraits are now so prevalent that Britain’s Oxford University Press has crowned “selfie,” the name the public has given them, as the word the year for 2013. “Selfies” are especially popular with […]
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — State-of-the-art TV studios above an ancient Mideast port signal Israel’s arrival in a modern media landscape in which countries increasingly seek to broadcast their own perspective to the world. Israel […]
BEIJING (AP) — The two 16-year-old girls killed in the San Francisco plane crash were close friends and top students who were on Asiana Flight 214 for the same reason: to get a taste of […]
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The National Spelling Bee opened with “glasnost” and was soon followed by “perestroika” — a fascinating choice of words for a group of youngsters born long after the heyday of […]
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee is under way, with 281 youngsters taking the first vocabulary test in the history of the competition. Spellers arrived Tuesday morning to take a […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 20,000 students in California who need to learn English aren’t getting adequate language instruction, according to a lawsuit against the state and education workers filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival “.com” should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state report on special education in California has found that school districts are shouldering an increasing share of the cost of educating students with disabilities.
LONDON (AP) – Britain’s media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: “omnishambles.” Oxford University Press on Tuesday crowned the word – […]
DELANO, Calif. (AP) – Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in Central California have won nearly $1 million to settle a lawsuit claiming they were targeted by a rule requiring them to speak only English at […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – California students posted gains in English and math proficiency for the ninth straight year, but the so-called achievement gap between black and Latino students and their white and Asian peers remains […]
(Marketwire) — U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica on Thursday testified before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution in support of H.R. 997, a bill that would make English the official language of the United States. […]