Does music make you smarter?

Education
“You can be cool and you can be smart” Kelly Mathews is on a mission. She wants to get more girls interested in STEM, which is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. For Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn. "I want her to look at things and wonde... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Love snow days? They're becoming a thing of the past She's no Grinch about it, but Lynn Grewing is the principal who stole snow days. The early arrival of wintry weather in the Midwest gave Grewing an opening to test out a virtual class day at St. Cloud Cathedral high school in central Minnesota. She is having students whip ou... - Posted on November 14, 2014
Seen Sesame Street? It's been on for 45 years You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years... - Posted on November 6, 2014
Taylor Swift wants you to read Who says kids don't read? Not Taylor Swift. The superstar made a stop on her tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing. She met with a gaggle of New York City public school kids and 100 more on computer screens via Skype from classrooms in Mic... - Posted on November 5, 2014
College recognizes video games as varsity sport As a teenager, in his bedroom illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted. His grades tanked. His parents fretted. A few years later, the 20-year-old from the San Francisco area leads a team of headset... - Posted on October 9, 2014
Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember A teenager and his cat, a principal and her dog, and lasers. They all came together in Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait. It ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School Principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne. The 16-ye... - Posted on October 8, 2014
Do you know what it takes to be an American citizen? Three former South Carolina governors are leading an effort to have high school students take a citizenship test. The following are 25 of the questions they'd be asked. They are among the 100 questions on a list that federal officers use when testing immigrants seeking citizenship.... - Posted on September 22, 2014
Are you ready to speak up against bullying? Cartoon Network is challenging the public to tell the world "I speak up" in a chorus of 1 million videos. Participants are invited to say those three words into their mobile devices. Then share their videos at www.StopBullyingSpeakUp.com, as well as to their own social media platfo... - Posted on September 9, 2014
Does music make you smarter? The founder of an organization that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods has noticed a hopeful sign. The kids were graduating high school and heading off to some big universities. That's when Margaret Martin asked how the children... - Posted on September 5, 2014