Spelling is mentioned in the news articles somewhere in the world every few days. The News pages aim to capture these articles as a matter of record and of interest.

Elizabeth Kuizenga

Elizabeth Kuizenga, a long standing member of the Society and of its Committee, died on Christmas Day 2016 after a long battle with cancer. We offer our sincere condolences to all her family. This page is devoted to her memory and in recognition of her major contribution to the cause of spelling reform.

Recent additions

These are usually the newest items by publication date, but items of historic interest are occasionally added.

2018-03-09 — Charleston's Ranitha Kumarasinghe advances to National Spelling Bee (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-09 — Teddy Roosevelt's Bold (But Doomed) Battle to Change American Spelling More ►

2018-03-09 — Yeh Yi-jin finishes last in Tainan primary after calling for scrapping of 'BoPoMoFo' Yeh Yi-jin drops to dead last in Tainan mayoral race after suggesting Taiwan's Zhuyin phonetic system be replaced with Chinese Pinyin More ►

2018-03-09 — How to get spelling right at key stage 2 More ►

2018-03-09 — Good luck, spellers: Livingston County youth vie for national bee (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-09 — The many colours in our lives More ►

2018-03-08 — Our common language, up to a point More ►

2018-03-08 — Royalton 8th-grader wins Lakes Spelling Bee, headed to Washington DC (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-08 — REMALJ Jolly Clinic sensitizes over 20 basic and preschool teachers on Jolly Phonics More ►

2018-03-08 — Julie Washington's Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English The speech pathologist believes that helping kids switch seamlessly between dialects is a key to their success. More ►

2018-03-08 — Solano County speller takes the top prize with 'vengeance' (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-08 — Spelling bee: Wichita Falls ISD to host district event (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-07 — Fifth-grader makes 'bee'-line to spelling title (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-07 — Words take spellers to top (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-05 — Spelling bee winners battle for top spot (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-05 — Student wins with "insubordinate" at Japan Times Bee (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-04 — Top spellers face off at Scripps Regional Spelling Bee (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-04 — Ionia County Literacy Council prepares for 'Great Grown-up Spelling Bee' fundraiser April 19 (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-03 — I'm a cacographer, and here's 'y' (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-03 — MSUM Spelling Bee Raises Awareness for Cancer Research (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-03 — Spelling bee (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-03 — Los Lunas Middle School seventh-grader wins Spanish Spelling Bee (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-02 — Ardent about spelling (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-01 — 'Woah' shows no sign of being reined in More ►

2018-03-01 — Delaware State Spelling Bee set for Saturday (Spelling Bee) More ►

2018-03-01 — America claims its stake in the Spanish language More ►


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How to use the News archives

Articles are presented as year archives of summaries, in reverse chronological order (ie latest first). Each summary ends with a citation which links to the original full article. Links to the year archives are given below. The number in parentheses is the summary count for that archive.

You can also use a citation to link directly to a specific summary in a year archive. For example, the following link takes you directly to Readable English system a boost for foreign students and opens it in a new window:

http://spellingsociety.org/news-archive-2016#[The_Australian, 2016-03-19]

Note that articles dated before 2010 are bundled into one page, and links must be modified accordingly.

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