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  • Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools

    Maria Montessori stands in many ways as the mother of alternative education. The Italian physician and teacher invented a new kind of school, one with self-directed learning, classrooms with mixed age groups, and no grades. Now, on what would have been her 142 birthday, thousands of schools bear her name. These Montessori schools have some very famous alumni, many of which credit the free-flowing classes with teaching them to think differently and allowing them to change the world. Here are 10 of the most prominent.

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  • Seven questions and answers about the inauguration

    Why is the inauguration always January 20? What happens when it falls on a Sunday? How many inaugural balls are there? The US presidential inauguration is full of history and tradition. Here's a look at President Obama's big day in question and answer form.

  • Senator prods Gang of 8 to make middle class, deficit-cutting top priorities

    As bipartisan talks to avoid a 'fiscal cliff' renew this week, a top Senate Democratic leader, Charles Schumer, warns negotiators that any plan that aims to cut taxes on the rich and also cut deficits is 'a trap,' and won't add up.

  • Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools

    Maria Montessori stands in many ways as the mother of alternative education. The Italian physician and teacher invented a new kind of school, one with self-directed learning, classrooms with mixed age groups, and no grades. Now, on what would have been her 142 birthday, thousands of schools bear her name. These Montessori schools have some very famous alumni, many of which credit the free-flowing classes with teaching them to think differently and allowing them to change the world. Here are 10 of the most prominent.

  • E. B. White: 10 memorable quotes on his birthday

    E. B. White was a much loved and prolific writer, best known for his children's books. Here are 10 of his most memorable quotes. 

  • From Our Files: Dick Clark 1986 Interview, 'Guru of pop compares three decades of rockin' teens'

    Dick Clark, television personality and producer, entrepreneur and music enthusiast, was affectionately known as 'America's Oldest Teenager.' Millions of teenagers grew up watching 'American Bandstand,' which Clark hosted from 1957 - 1989, and began the New Year for forty years with Clark, and "New Year's Rockin' Eve.' 'American Bandstand' propelled many musicians' careers, as well as the pop music industry.  Clark, who died today, was interviewed by the MONITOR in 1986, where he spoke about generations, musical styles, racial integration, and what kept him motivated.

  • Dick Clark remembered as 'American Bandstand' host, TV & radio impresario

    Dick Clark, the longtime host of ABC's 'American Bandstand,' TV game shows, and radio programs, died Wednesday near Los Angeles.

  • Top 10 richest US presidents

    Mitt Romney earned nearly $22 million in 2010. If elected, he would be in the Top 3 most wealthiest presidents. You may be surprised by who ranks among the Top 10 wealthiest US presidents.

  • Thanksgiving turkeys get presidential pardon (video)

    Thanksgiving turkeys get presidential pardon (video)

    Two 45-pound turkeys, named Liberty and Peace, got a presidential Thanksgiving pardon today.

  • In Pictures Scripps National Spelling Bee 2011

    Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Pa., holds up the trophy after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hills, Md., on June 2. Roy won by correctly spelling 'cymotrichous.'

  • Sarah Palin bus tour: What's the point?

    The Vote Sarah Palin bus tour: What's the point?

    Sarah Palin stopped Tuesday at the Civil War battle site in Gettysburg, Pa. Her 'One Nation' bus tour is a type of almost-campaigning that could play to her political advantage. Here's how.