| Feb 17, 2013
Every year millions of well-intentioned American kids show up for kindergarten or first grade woefully unprepared to learn. Some can't even tell you their complete name, let alone spell any of it.
That's enough reason for me to believe "high-quality...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:47 AM
My friend Bonnie served fresh strawberry pie last week, and I am still thinking about it. These ripe, red treats from the fields of Florida can't be beat.
As Plant City warms up for its annual Florida Strawberry Festival (Feb. 28-March 10), it's a great...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:35 PM
If you think it's bad now, just wait.
If you think college football recruiting has become too big and too time-consuming and too insanely excessive, just wait.
If you think 17-year-old high school football players have become too self-important, too...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year.
But there's a...
| Jan 9, 2013
In this era of high-stakes testing, recess has taken a back seat to more scholarly pursuits. But don't be so quick to dismiss the value of downtime, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The organization began studying the importance of...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Facing the future with a college degree is like being in a lifeboat on a roiling sea.
Facing the future with a high school degree is like being in the water.
If you're a member of the millennial generation - ages 18 to 34 - who...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:46 PM
When Tasha Wilkie helped out in the math department as an undergrad at Coppin State University, she dealt with some students who came in without basic skills. They didn't know their multiplication tables or how to work with fractions.
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ever have that awkward talk with a romantic partner about your sexual history -- about how old you were when you lost your virginity and how many people you've had sex with? Did you tell the truth?
Well, according to an Ohio State University study on...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:57 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten conference because the university's priests are not good partners, joking that "those damn Catholics" can't be trusted, according to a...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Dylan Jerrell was having a tough time in kindergarten.
The energetic, outgoing Bigfoot fan was easily frustrated, and he responded to challenges with disruptive meltdowns. He wouldn't hit anyone, but he'd break down and cry or yell at his teachers....