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  • Apodaca: The needy need a real gift – education

    Every Christmas I take time to remember my parents. They came from vastly different backgrounds: Dad had a hardscrabble upbringing in the dusty Southwest, while Mom was a frail, bookish New York City girl. Yet these opposites forged a partnership that...
  • Cal State Long Beach president finalist for LSU post

     
    Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander has been recommended to become the next president of Louisiana State University, Long Beach officials announced Tuesday. A presidential search committee presented the recommendation this week to the LSU...
  • Busted! Test-based teacher-evaluation program fingers the worst 8th grade math teacher in New York City (but don't worry, she's gone now)

     
    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...
  • York, JCC rank high for health outcomes

    York, JCC rank high for health outcomes
    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...
  • Gerda Lerner dies at 92; pioneered field of women's history

    Gerda Lerner dies at 92; pioneered field of women's history
    Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison in Vienna and feared that birthday would be her last. Her jailers meant to starve her, but her cellmates — two gentile women imprisoned for their anti-fascist views — shared their rations...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony

    Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony
    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...
  • Rabbi teaches how to grow from life's hardships

    Rabbi teaches how to grow from life's hardships
    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...
  • Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound
    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,"...
  • Colleges urged to screen more for depression

    Colleges urged to screen more for depression
    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...
  • Verde Laguna: Be aware of your water usage

    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). So we...
  • Manning Marable dies at 60; historian and author of forthcoming Malcolm X biography

    Manning Marable dies at 60; historian and author of forthcoming Malcolm X biography
    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. ----------------...