| Jul 26, 2014
By Curtis Austin
Roger Vazquez knows more about what it takes to succeed than most people. Roger, a graduate of City College in Fort Lauderdale, is an emergency medical technician in Lauderdale Lakes who survived a traumatic accident of his own. In the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:32 AM
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 ...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The NCAA must be feeling a bit like Dr. Frankenstein these days: assailed by college football and men's basketball players who reject the NCAA's precious, but mostly mythic, notion that they are student-athletes.
At Northwestern University, a group of...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:42 PM
In the Lehigh Valley — which, to some people, seems downright subtropical — this week's weather forecast was a shock.
"Periods of snow," the National Weather Service said Monday in its report on what was coming to the Lehigh Valley area on...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:39 PM
University of California President Janet Napolitano struck a rare blow for rational education practice this week by pushing back strongly against the craze for online learning courses. Online education isn't a panacea, she said; it's not for everyone, it'...
| Mar 19, 2014
Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday.
In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education.
Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Two-fifths of the nation's public school districts offer no preschool programs, and most of those that do offer only part-day programs. Black students account for less than a fifth of those in preschool across the nation but make up...
| Mar 10, 2014
Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart.
Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
| Mar 14, 2014
If a sentence contains the phrases "New York state" and "Common Core," chances are that somewhere between the two is the word "botched." New York and California have taken opposite approaches to implementing the new academic standards, which have been...