News By Region

Arts & Culture

PHOTO: Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has been popping in at local libraries to read to children as part of the "Racing to Read" program, made possible through grants from his office. Photo courtesy of L. Swinford

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thousands of Missouri children and their caregivers are kicking their reading skills into high gear this summer, with grants from the state to enrich early literacy programs at local libraries. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander says the "Racing to Read" grants est ...Read More

PHOTO: Summertime brings an art exhibit to the University of Nevada, Reno featuring about 100 works made from plastic bags, bicycle chains and other recycled materials. Photo courtesy of the University of Nevada, Reno.

RENO, Nev. - A new art exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno is combining creativity with reuse. 'Reused-plus-Recycled-equals-Art' is open through late September at UNR's Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. University marketing and communications coordinator Deanna Hearn said the exhibit features ...Read More

PHOTO: Outdoor adventure programs in the summer months help reinforce skills such as math and reading, as kids apply what they've learned in the classroom. Photo credit: Lew K. Miller/iStockphoto.com.
Available In Spanish

YAKIMA, Wash. - It's National Summer Learning Day, calling attention to creative ways to prevent brain drain during the summer. The phrase "use it or lose it" applies to kids' reading and math skills, which researchers say erode measurably when they're not in school. A new survey of more than 1,000 ...Read More

PHOTO: Jonathan Solari, director of a new production of "An Enemy Of The People" being staged on the river in downtown Charleston, says the point is to get people talking about water, community and politics. Photo credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – An unusual production of a play - on the river in downtown Charleston - is stirring the water and wants people to see. The New Brooklyn Theater company is staging an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People," on a stage built at a public dock. The century-old ...Read More

PHOTO: If you lived overseas, would you choose Seattle as a vacation destination? Last year, 2.8 million international visitors did. Photo credit: Bosenok/iStockphoto.

SEATTLE – On Thursday, President Barack Obama outlined a push to encourage more international travelers to the United States – to spend money and create local jobs for the Americans who feed them, house them and show them around. Washington state is already ahead of that curve, with al ...Read More

PHOTO: Watchdog groups say a proposal to allow some Internet users faster speeds for higher prices runs counter to the Internet's purpose as an open forum for ideas and information. Photo credit: Ronstik/iStockphoto.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - Creating a "pay to play" system runs counter to what the Internet has been from the beginning, according to a watchdog group. Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org, said thousands of people are signing petitions protesting a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal t ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of amateur and professional videographers will take to the streets of Detroit on Saturday to document what they feel is most important to the city's future. Photo credit: Steven McGee.

DETROIT – What does one day in Detroit look like? Hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations and inspired citizens will take to Detroit’s streets with video cameras on Saturday to answer the question. Detroit is one of 11 U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to be featured in a na ...Read More

PHOTO: With Proposal 2 now upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, higher-education leaders say the state's focus should be on improving educational opportunities for Michigan's children long before they begin the college application process. Photo courtesy of hmm360/morguefile.com.

LANSING, Mich. – Education leaders in Michigan say following this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the state's ban on race-based preference in college admissions increasing diversity on the state’s college campuses needs to begin in elementary school. Michael Boulus, executiv ...Read More

1 of 28 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »

Arts & Culture by State