| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The Tuesday morning sun was bright, the breeze was cool and the knights on their Hippity Hops were tilting fiercely at their targets with foam rubber lances, more commonly known as swimming pool noodles.
Across the lawn, parallel lines of children...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Carla Osawamick stands in front of a class of students with a wide range of life experiences, from one still in high school to a great-grandmother.
The students all have one thing in common: they are dedicated to learning and speaking Anishinaabemowin,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Jerry Seinfeld once quipped, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The Business and Professional Women of Maryland's annual conference is May 17 and 18 at the Holiday Inn Laurel-West, 15101 Sweitzer Lane. The theme of the conference is "The Power of YOU - Equality, Advocacy, Development!"
Several conference events...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Students from the four different Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapters in Somerset County competed on March 14 during the county FFA Speech Contest held at Berlin Brethren Church.
Berlin, Meyersdale, Somerset and Somerset County Technology Center...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Thursday, Ana Santiago, a native Spanish speaker, showed her English speaking friends how to bargain.
"We're mostly making a traditional Mexican or Hispanic culture Market," Santiago said.
Martinsville High School called Thursday, Dia de Mercado, or...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:03 AM
It's not just about the reading, writing and arithmetic. We send our children to school each day so they learn a variety of skills beyond those that just meet graduation requirements. Students need skills that will allow them to be successful no matter...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:19 PM
The lineup of must-see videos for the high school class on public speaking was notable: Hitler, Martin Luther King Jr., Mussolini, President Obama — and A.J. Duffy, the former president of the L.A. teachers union and also the instructor.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:02 AM
Diego is a 7-year-old boy with Down syndrome whose parents wish for him to get what most want for their children: the best education possible.
But determining what is the best education for Diego has become an issue of contention between El Centro...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Every year, more college students in the U.S. are learning a new language without uttering a word.
American Sign Language, or ASL, has become one of the most popular language classes, ranking fourth in the latest Modern Language Association Survey and...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Every summer, millions of Americans repeat again and again a word that has its roots in Taino, the Caribbean language spoken by the people Christopher Columbus met when he first landed in the Americas.
Spanish speakers brought the word into their...