The countdown clock ticked away the minutes, as students finished their escape into an innovative learning experience at a Valley school district. Read more


Peggy Whitson breaks records to become oldest astronaut and also to have spent the most cumulative time in space, clocking in more than 535 days. Read more


Earth Day, April 22, a time to FOCUS on our planet and how to help improve its health. Read more

The Newbery and Caldecott medals honor children’s literature each year—in writing and illustration, respectively. Read more

On Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump will take his place as our 45th president.

Inauguration Day, the day a new president takes the oath of office, is a frenzy of activity, filled with balls, parades and ceremonies.

The day starts with a morning worship service, a tradition started by... Read more

Thailand will OBSERVE a year of mourning following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct. 13. The Thai king was 88 years old and had been head of the country for 70 years—he was the world’s longest reigning monarch.

King Bhumibol’s son, the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is set... Read more


Although TV ads tell us who to vote for, we actually do not vote for president—at least not directly. When voters cast their ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, they actually will elect other people to vote for them! This group that votes for president is called the electoral college.

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The Apennine Mountains northeast of Rome were rocked by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Aug. 24. Hillside towns crumbled, many medieval structures were leveled, and even buildings that were supposed to be RETROFITTED to withstand an earthquake were destroyed.... Read more