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  • Schiff congratulates Blue Ribbon School

    Schiff congratulates Blue Ribbon School
    Students of La Cañada Elementary School were treated to a special spirit rally Friday, when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) made an on-campus appearance to congratulate them on being named a National Blue Ribbon School. In November, school administrators...
  • Pace picks up in race to succeed Congressman Waxman

     With the June 3 primary just weeks away, the pace is picking up in the 18-candidate race to succeed retiring longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).  A campaign mailer from spiritual teacher and bestselling author Marianne Williamson landed in ...
  • Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud

    Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud
    The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury...
  • Fixing schools to fix Chicago

    Fixing schools to fix Chicago
    In 1909, when Daniel Burnham issued his Plan of Chicago, city schools bustled with 300,000 children. Before the first day of school that year, the Tribune declared: "The children of all the world … the child of the tenements and the child of...
  • State of the Union goals often fall short

    State of the Union goals often fall short
    WASHINGTON — A year ago, when President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech before Congress and imagined providing preschool for all 4-year-olds, he followed his expansive vision with a bit of candor. "That's something we should be able to...
  • Attracting Teachers Takes More Money

    Arne Duncan wants you! Picture that slogan on a poster. The secretary of education pointing outward like Uncle Sam, summoning the nation's top-achieving college students to enter America's classrooms as teachers. Not very convincing, eh? OK, the...
  • Black Male Teacher Stands For Aspiration, Support

    I am one of the African American males who, according to The National Academy of Education, make up less than 2 percent of the nation's public school teachers. It's a statistic that came out just a few months after CNN reported that black male...
  • Elizabeth Natale: Here's What Schoolchildren Need

    Elizabeth Natale: Here's What Schoolchildren Need
    Last week, I heard a teacher comment that one of her students came to kindergarten unable to identify the color red. "Didn't anyone at home ever say to this child, 'Look at the red fire engine'?" she asked. While the importance of teachers cannot be...
  • Illinois governor forum: 'Beat up Brucey all morning'

    Illinois governor forum: 'Beat up Brucey all morning'
    Three Republican governor candidates lobbed criticism at opponent Bruce Rauner today over everything from his shifting position on minimum wage, efforts to get his daughter into a Chicago prep school and willingness to spend vast amounts of his own...
  • Can American students get smart?

    Can American students get smart?
    The latest international test scores of 15-year-olds are in, and the results are appalling. The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, found that the United States — the most affluent country in the world — failed to rank in...
  • Best classroom gizmo? A great teacher

    Best classroom gizmo? A great teacher
    The Los Angeles Unified School District's plan to supply every student with an iPad is, to be charitable, not going well. Before any more school districts decide to spend millions on high-tech gadgets, let me offer a few words of caution. Why me?...