| 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...
| Mar 16, 2012
World TB Day
The Department of Health observes World TB Day March 24 with a display in the lobby of the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Tuberculosis, a disease caused by bacteria, is transmitted through the air, usually by...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:26 PM
Baltimore's scores on a rigorous national math and reading test were in the bottom third of large urban school districts across the country, though educators highlighted some progress in math and a promising trend of better-than-average results among some...
| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:20 PM
School's out for summer, but report cards are still coming in. And geography grades for our nation's fourth, eighth, and twelfth-graders suggest they might need summer school. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the...