A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still “learning to read,” not just “reading to learn.”
The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.
Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they’ve taken a sideline role. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to the BBC’s Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
Next week is Congress’s last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR’s Ron Elving tells NPR’s Scott Simon.
Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.
Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR’s Scott Simon has this remembrance.
It was a controversial week for the National Football League. Bloomberg’s Kavitha Davidson brings NPR’s Scott Simon up to date.
A report from the National Hockey League says climate change could threaten the sport’s future. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about the league’s sustainability plan.
Israel’s military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.
The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today’s storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.
The truce will allow Palestinian civilians to get food and aid where it’s needed, officials say.
Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, “I’m familiar with your country; I love your country.”
The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador met at the White House to discuss the steep uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
The bill also directs the Librarian of Congress to review whether the exemption should also apply to tablets and other devices.
Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.