Fourteen-year-old Harini Logan won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last Thursday, defeating 12-year-old Vikram Raju in a tie-breaker. It's the first time the contest has ever been decided by a tie-breaking round of spelling.
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Uganda opened its schools yesterday for the first time in nearly two years. It's the longest school shutdown of any country in the world. Though students, teachers, and parents are excited for school to begin again, many students won't be returning.
When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the group stressed that it had moved away from the harsh attitudes it held when it ruled the country 20 years ago. Now, under the group's new government, the reality is becoming clearer.
United Kingdom students who want to go to university will now have their A-level test grades based on predictions by their teachers instead of a government formula. The sudden change comes in response to strong protests over the formula's fairness.
Schools are currently closed in 106 countries because of the coronavirus pandemic. The closings affect over 1 billion students. Many people are eager to change that, but there are serious challenges in the way.
Nepal's government is requiring students in grades four through eight to take yoga classes. The government says the classes will give students exercise and improve their health. But some people don't like the idea because of yoga's connections to religion.
Teachers in Chicago's public schools have been on strike since last Thursday. The teachers stopped work in an effort to improve their pay and get more support for students at school.
In April, Lego announced a new project with its famous bricks: the company is making Braille bricks to help blind students learn to read, write, and do math.
Peter Tabichi, a math and science teacher who has worked to change life for students in a poor area in Kenya, has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.
This week is Computer Science Education Week. During the week, students around the world will be taking part in an "Hour of Code" and learning a little about programming computers.