I have watched parts of the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the last two years. While I admire the young people who compete, I see many problems with the format and assumptions behind this contest.
Monthly Archive: May 2015
The Novel mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine Captures the Point of View of a Child with Asperger’s Syndrome
Motivated by her concern after the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, Kathryn Erskine wrote mockingbird (mok′ ing-bûrd) to examine how families cope after a sudden tragedy. Erksine’s first-person narrator is a ten-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome named Caitlin Ann Smith. …
The National Football League announced on May 6, 2015, that it had found evidence that the New England Patriots had purposely under-inflated eleven footballs for the American Football Conference championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in January 2015. Investigators believe…