| Feb 24, 2013
Education Week tells us about Carolyn Abbott: Her score on the Teacher Data Report, the New York City Department of Education’s effort to isolate a teacher’s contribution to her students’ performance on New York State’s math and...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Gisele Plancher took a deep breath and began to read her son's handwritten message inside the last Mother's Day card he ever gave her.
Her voice wavered as she told jurors that her son, Ereck, wrote, "I would like to personally thank you for raising me...
| Aug 11, 2012
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnick Brockman, associate rabbi at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton.
Q: What's your particular area at the synagogue ?
A: Social action, adult...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April.
"Now we are just waiting,"...
| Mar 8, 2011
For many young people, the excitement of attending college is often followed by the stress brought on by new challenges.
"There's definitely a lot of anxiety and homesickness that comes with going to college for the first time, especially when going to...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Residents in York and James City counties ranked among the top 10 for health outcomes in Virginia, according to a new report.
York ranked fourth and James City County seventh in the County Health Rankings report released by the University of Wisconsin...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 5:34 PM
As World Water Week winds down, I headed out with my wife for dinner to honor the UNICEF Tap Project as we have for the last three years, only to notice that no restaurants were participating (something I am committed to change next year).
| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:23 PM
In a dramatic turn for the country's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified released school ratings based on a new approach that measures a school's success at raising student performance — the first in a series of high-stakes moves...
| Jun 5, 2011
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
| Jan 3, 2011
What does it cost to stop smoking?
For just about anyone, less than it does to keep smoking. Many smokers burn through thousands of dollars each year buying cigarettes alone. Then there are peripheral costs like breath mints, extra trips to the dry...