What We’re Watching: When Spelling a Word Just Isn’t Enough

NBC’s Brian Williams reports that the National Spelling Bee is adding a new challenge: children will now be required to define words as well as spell them in the later rounds.

In the Summer 2010 issue of Ed Next, June Kronholz wrote about the growth of academic bees and bowls like the Scripps National Spelling Bee in “Competition Makes a Comeback.”

—Education Next

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