| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:14 PM
An increasingly complicated and expensive college admissions process has spawned a growing industry in South Florida: college advisers and ancillary admissions assistants, such as essay editors, application consultants and test prep specialists.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In his second inaugural address in 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Of all the activities he is involved with at Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Travis Christner’s favorite, by far, is helping his peers.
That’s saying a lot, because the junior is involved with a long list of activities.
He is on the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Evanston Township High Assistant Head Football Coach & Defensive Coordinator Steve King died Friday. According to the release:
Evanston Township High School has lost a dear and beloved member of our school family. Steve King died on Friday, June 27,...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
What will Connecticut's public schools look like in decades to come? Everyone hopes, of course, for a brighter future, especially for struggling urban schools. Many, including Damaris Gonzalez, are not willing to wait.
Like thousands of other parents,...
| Sep 2, 2014
In 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million veterans, at over 1,700 hospitals,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look.
In an effort to make students from...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:42 PM
LOS ANGELES — Just last week, Florida State University reportedly negotiated a contract extension that will pay football coach Jimbo Fisher an average salary of about $5.5 million a year.
That's an incredible amount of money.
But not nearly...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Ending weeks of speculation, Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh as its coach Tuesday in hopes that its former star quarterback will lead the Wolverines back to national prominence.
Interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Harbaugh agreed to a seven-year deal...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:52 PM
By the time the final graduate crosses the stage Saturday, the University of Florida will celebrate the milestone of awarding 500,000 degrees — a literal Gator Nation.
"People can identify with milestones and big numbers," said university...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Efforts to restore what's conspicuously absent in the airline industry — consistently reliable service — are getting a boost from the work of University of Michigan researchers who are looking closely at 73 million flights during the past...