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Martin Luther King Day

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  • District 181 extends school year two days

    District 181 extends school year two days
    Assuming no additional missed school days because of bad weather or other emergencies, students in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 may finish the 2014-15 school year a bit later than initially planned. June 9, a Tuesday, may now be the...
  • Education notebook: Virginia Wesleyan to host Buddhism scholar, Hampton NAACP to host education forum, TNCC adds paramedic training

    Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus. Both programs are free and open to the public. The...
  • Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

    Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
    But what’s her favorite flavor? We’re not sure which we love more—Amy Poehler or pudding. So it’s only fitting that Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named her its Woman of the Year, which the university announced...
  • Hoping to improve the ocean's health

    Hoping to improve the ocean's health
    Poseidon, Splash, Dory and Krusty Krab will soon sink to the bottom of the Atlantic and eventually be covered in barnacles and brain coral. The artificial reefs were constructed and named by Broward College oceanography students and volunteers as part...
  • New Trier renovations might mean longer summer breaks, fewer holidays

    New Trier renovations might mean longer summer breaks, fewer holidays
    New Trier High School students will likely be enjoying longer summer vacations for the next few years, with officials proposing a revised calendar they say is needed to ensure that the $100 million renovation of the Winnetka campus is finished by the...
  • New Trier calendar keeps school in session on some holidays

    New Trier calendar keeps school in session on some holidays
    Determined to ensure that the $100 million renovation of New Trier High School's Winnetka campus is completed on time and within budget, officials voted to approve a calendar for the next three school years that includes holding classes on holidays...
  • Leana Wen: Geography should not be destiny

    Leana Wen: Geography should not be destiny
    Tomorrow, I begin serving in Mayor Rawlings-Blake's administration as the Health Commissioner of Baltimore City. "Where did you go to school?" many have asked. I don't come from Baltimore, so I want to explain why I'm here by sharing where I come from....
  • Free admission to Port Discovery on MLK day

    Free admission to Port Discovery on MLK day
    Admission to Port Discovery will be free on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "Visitors will have the opportunity to honor Dr. King’s dream, and experience the rich African-American history through interactive programs," according...
  • Rutter: Echoes of an old war that never quite ended

    Rutter: Echoes of an old war that never quite ended
    Two immortal warriors traveling along parallel realities managed to crisscross on history’s road last week. We took note of one and ignored the other. The nation paused Monday to self-assess its tattered but dogged experiment in racial harmony in...
  • Jobless claims hit 15-year low

    Jobless claims hit 15-year low
    In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...
  • Deerfield plans events for Martin Luther King day of service

    Ideas to develop a day of community service around the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Deerfield have been percolating for more than a year and are coming to fruition. Both the village and Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE) will be...