How a small-town girl went on to become an astrophysicist? Listen to Nitya Kallivayalil

Nitya Kallivayalil always had her eyes on the stars. Even as a child, she enjoyed looking at the sky and asking exciting questions about the universe. This is probably what prompted her to later become an astrophysicist. The 42-year-old from Peruvanthanam, near Mundakayam, is now a well-known name in the field and works as an … Read more

Las Vegas struggles with rising violence in schools

After several days of classroom lockdown as violent brawls broke out at Las Vegas’ Desert Oasis High School, Cherish Morgan had had enough. She began organizing parents and students to pressure the Clark County School District to crack down on expulsions and called for more security and training for teachers. Morgan recalls standing on the … Read more

High School Guide: The specialized Elite 8

New York City’s eight specialty high schools consistently rank among the top-performing secondary schools in the nation. Each year, approximately 25,000 of the city’s top students take the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), the standardized test that is the sole criterion for admission to these “Elite Eight.” Offers will be extended to the 4,798 … Read more

Girls Hockey Programs Show Promise in Nontraditional Markets | U.S. News®

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey writer ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Megan Grenon was stretching outside the rink before a rare performance of women’s hockey in the Washington, DC area when a young girl approached her with her parents. “Are you a hockey player? Are you playing today?” asked the girl. “Yes,” Grenon replied. “Are you … Read more

‘You Feel Invincible’ | KC Women’s Hockey League Provides Safe Space for Women to Learn Tough Game

Share this story Posted March 23, 2022 at 12:23 p.m Photo credit above: Members of the Kansas City Women’s Hockey League practice at Line Creek Ice Arena. (Clarence Dennis | Flatland) Megan Cairns stands by the rink and admits she misses being part of a team environment. On a Saturday at Line Creek Community Center … Read more