Make A Wish San Diego’s Amazing Race for Children’s Wishes – Sept. 26, 2021

From the Coronado Times Coronado Cays Yacht Club, Coronado Yacht Club, and the Navy Yacht Club have once again partnered for a cause to host the 12th annual Make-A-Wish® San Diego fundraiser – the Amazing Race for Children’s Wishes – in Coronado on Sunday, September 26, 2021. This year’s event will take place at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club and features Jim Shirey as…

8 awesome skateboards to channel the Tokyo Olympics

By Janelle Randazza for USA Today Skateboarding has long been considered a niche hobby, but it’s about to blow up. For the first time ever, the sport that’s best known for adrenaline-fueled tricks and for floppy-haired kids taking over drained swimming pools, will go mainstream as it makes its Olympics debut.  A higher definition Tokyo Olympics: How to watch or stream the Summer Games…

17 road trip essential packing list items for adults and kids

By Sophie Cannon for NewYorkPost.com Hit the road, Jack. Well actually, no matter your name, the time to take a road trip is now, and we’re here to help you get ready to go. Since flying during the pandemic still makes many wary, the best alternative is getting in the car and heading out. Another added perk of road tripping…

Ask Dr. Blank: Why do you think American students are falling behind other countries in education?

Although we might like to ignore them or rationalize them away, the results of our students in international comparisons are dismal. For example, last year, a lead story in the Washington Post began as follows: “When it comes to math, U.S. high school students are falling further behind their international counterparts, according to results released Tuesday of an ongoing study…

How Serious Is America’s Literacy Problem?

By Amy Rea for libraryjournal.com The first step in solving a problem is seeing it clearly. This article, part one of an ongoing series, defines the broad scope and depth of the literacy crisis in the United States, among both children and adults. Future installments will address the complex ecosystem of schools, government agents, nonprofits, and more that are tackling…

African American spelling bee champ makes history with flair

By Ben Nuckols  for The Washington Post LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Zaila Avant-garde understood the significance of what she was doing as she stood on the Scripps National Spelling Bee stage, peppering pronouncer Jacques Bailly with questions about Greek and Latin roots. Zaila knew she would be the first African American winner of the bee. She knew Black kids around…