Little Leaguers meet Big Leaguers in Phila.

Tweens in the news
Spelling bee ends in tie, second year in a row For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions. Each held onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were the last two standing, having exhausted the 25 words ... - Posted on June 2, 2015
She’s a pole vaulter, and she’s blind For three years, Charlotte Brown has been chasing a medal by trying to jump over a bar she couldn't see. The senior pole vaulter finally cleared that bar, earning a third-place finish at the Texas state high school championships. And proudly joining her on the podium as the ... - Posted on May 21, 2015
Obama pushes reading via new technologies Linking reading to technology, the White House has pulled together major book publishers. They will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students. Commitments are also being sought from local governments and schools across the country to ensure that every st... - Posted on May 5, 2015
Proms become platform for good deeds, social change Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds. And to ... - Posted on April 28, 2015
World Festival: Day one - Let the games begin! Hello World! Chloe here, with news of Team Geared UP!’s first day at the FIRST® LEGO League World Festival Championship. Setting Up Shop Now that all the team members arrived from Virginia, we set up shop! We started our day by setting up our bo... - Posted on April 27, 2015
These kids are kicking cancer – literally! The young people who learn martial arts at a studio north of Detroit are not considered students. Their instructors use a different word. Heroes. That's because the techniques these children learn will be used not to take on an opponent from a rival studio. Ins... - Posted on February 24, 2015
Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis writing a book! A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature. But not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released in March by HarperCollins Children's Books. The honor roll student fr... - Posted on November 20, 2014
YouTube tots pick top toys A snaggletooth 8-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing. These are among the young power brokers who will determine the toys that will be under Christmas trees this year. At a time when toy s... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Fifth grader finds 14,000-year-old arrowhead Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island in New Jersey last summer. That's when a discovery cut his boogie boarding session short. Something pointy brushed against his leg. "It didn't feel like any of the other shells," he says. He reached into... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Little Leaguers meet Big Leaguers in Phila. The 13-year-old star female pitcher, Mo'ne Davis, and her Taney Dragons teammates who thrilled Philadelphians — and many others — at the Little League World Series got to meet their favorite major league team Wednesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies hosted a tribute to... - Posted on August 29, 2014