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Maryland Graduates Can Stay on Insurance Until Age 25

Now a new Maryland law requires large insurance pools to extend coverage to all dependent students up to the age 25.  Staying under their...

King’s Memphis Motel Now Marks National Civil Rights Museum

40 years ago yesterday -- one day before he was shot -- Martin Luther King, Jr. predicted, “I may not get there with you,...
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Disabled Veterans Serve in New Mission Tutoring Disadvantaged Kids

Amidst the flood of young disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, a group of older veterans organized themselves to help ease the return...
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Heroes in School Shooting and Bridge Collapse Receive Prestigious Medals

Two years ago, a Nevada Middle School gym teacher confronted a student gunman who had already wounded others. With compassion and persuasion she convinced...

Results of Nursing Program Encouraging

"There could be an end to the nursing shortage in Kansas thanks to a 10-year, $30 million state funding and matching grant program that...
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Random Acts of Kindness Kick Off First Ottawa Kindness Week

For one week, February 15 to 24, Ottawa is choosing to be kind. The city will be celebrating, encouraging, and even keeping a web...
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Volvo Unveils Sixth Annual Hometown Hero Award Winners

Volvo yesterday announced the top three winning heroes in the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards: After a tragic farm accident involving her son,...

Robot Offers Hip Surgery Success

"A surgical robot developed by UK scientists makes hip operations so simple even students get good results." (BBC Health)
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Kabul’s Old City Gets Major Renovation

To improve living conditions, attract business and reduce the constant threat of disease, Kabul's Old City has been cleared of rubbish and mud --...
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Top Ten Good News Stories of 2007!

Looking back and choosing the top good news stories of the year was a happy exercise and I've concluded that 2007 was a good...
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Free Online Materials Could Save Schools Billions

Teachers and their students are quietly experimenting with Free-Reading.net, a little website that could one day rock the foundation of how schools do business....

Muslims Encouraging Christmas Celebrations in UK Schools

"Muslim leaders join the U.K. Commission for Equality and Human Rights in urging Britons to enjoy Christmas, and not worry about offending non-Christians. The...

Children Send Holiday Wishes to 1,000 Kenyan Peacekeepers

Kenyan children have sent more than 2,000 homemade Christmas and New Years messages to their country’s nearly 1,100 peacekeepers serving under United Nations' blue...
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10 Qualities To Help You Reach Your Dreams (Part One)

Looking at successful people, like actor Harrison Ford, author Maya Angelou, singer Gloria Estefan, and cyclist Lance Armstrong, we wonder: How did they do...
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African School Succeeds Against the Odds

"With 1,531 students, six classrooms, no running water and no light bulbs, this Malawi school has one of the best academic records by far,...

Techie Teens Help Teachers With Computers, Create Culture of Respect

In a role reversal, U.S. students provide the tech support, creating a 'culture of respect' between teachers and teens. (CS Monitor) Thanks to Steve...

Healthy School Lunches Prove Popular, Affordable

A new study shows that healthy school lunches do not cost more money for administrators, and students actually like the food. (AP)
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Random Act of Kindness Repaid by Stranger

Sometimes something will happen so unexpected that the event leaves us in such a state of awe that we are incapable of saying anything...

Program Helps Kids Put a Stop to Bullying

Galesburg, Illinois 4th- and 5th-graders are benefitting from a new lesson plan by a former police officer that guides students through different situations they...

Less Junk Food Seen in U.S. Schools, CDC Finds

U.S. schools have made considerable improvements in their policies to promote the health of students since 2000, particularly in the areas of nutrition, physical...