| Aug 9, 2010
| 9:23 PM
At Saturday night's Tchaikovsky Spectacular at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, Pacific Symphony Orchestra Music Director Carl St. Clair received a proclamation from the Orange County Board of Supervisors for his 20 years of conducting the...
| Aug 21, 2010
Five families from across the San Fernando Valley set up camp for three nights by the front door of Wilbur Avenue Elementary School in 2009, intent on getting a spot for their children in one of the best-regarded schools in Los Angeles. Others hired...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:41 PM
The boy in the black leotard was throwing yet another temper tantrum.
Seventeen-year-old Bilal Smith had his back to his dance instructor at the Baltimore School for the Arts. As she demonstrated a movement sequence to the class, Bilal bent from the...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The following letter from Washington County Schools Superintendent Clayton M. Wilcox was written for Back in Session: A Herald-Mail Special Section:
As Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) kicks off the 2011-2012 school year, the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 7:41 PM
On the website for each school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, there is a School Accountability Report Card that has valuable information, including salaries, test scores, expenditure per pupil and more.
The report card also includes the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 12:02 PM
Every year the Illinois State Board of Education releases School Report Card data, offering fresh insights into student demographics, academic performance, district finances, class sizes and more.
An embargo on that information lifts Monday, and that's...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Chronically truant students have long been a source of frustration for teachers and administrators, but particularly so in the last decade as the number of cases has grown steadily in Illinois’s public schools.
The issue is most pressing in...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:10 AM
BRAWLEY — Candidates for Brawley Union High School District in the Nov. 8 election spoke on a variety of topics at the Brawley Candidates’ Forum hosted by the Hidalgo Society here Thursday evening.
Candidates for the Brawley Union High...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:53 PM
At some point throughout the year, each of the 47,000 Seattle Public School students will receive some form of report card. Wednesday, the district released its own report card, published in two versions: the annual District Scorecard and individual...
| Nov 25, 2011
Tobacco sales compliance
The health department's Learn to Live program offers to retailers a tobacco sales compliance kit. The kit includes a training guide that explains Maryland's tobacco laws. It's illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city leaders have long heralded charter schools' innovative approach to education, but new research suggests many charters in Chicago are performing no better than traditional neighborhood schools and some are actually doing...