Education

Report: School achievement gaps show need for ‘No Child’ overhaul

WASHINGTON – Schools across the country have made “remarkable progress” toward closing achievement gaps between different groups of students, but “troubling achievement gaps” remain for the lowest-performing schools, administration officials said Monday.

A broken spell: Chandler teen just misses National Spelling Bee finals

WASHINGTON – Even in defeat, Marcus Behling was cool and collected. The Chandler eighth-grader cruised through two days of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee this week, calmly spelling words as the field was narrowed from 285 spellers to 21 by the end of the sixth round Thursday.

Words, not with friends: Arizona kids sweat out National Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON – As if the day hadn’t already been stressful enough, Chandler eighth-grader Marcus Behling had to listen while 46 other names were called as semifinalists at the Scripps National Spelling Bee before he heard his name Wednesday.