| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The city social services workers who sent dozens of local foster care youth to an unlicensed out-of-state religious school that hands out high school diplomas in exchange for a $500 fee and a single day of tests may have thought they were helping smooth...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Students in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 may be able to earn their diplomas in less than four years under a change the school board is considering.
The board is looking at how it can allow students at Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Even as a child, I loved math.
As a 12-year-old in a Birmingham church in 1963, I found myself much more interested in the math problems in my lap than the speaker at the pulpit. Suddenly, though, he got my attention.
If the children march, the Rev....
| Nov 29, 2013
As the Tribune acknowledged in its initial call for a new Plan of Chicago, it may not have to look far for good ideas to tackle the city's economic and social challenges. Many creative, workable ideas are out there already. Some have gained a foothold and...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:36 AM
has been appointed branch manager at Team Capital Bank Phillipsburg.
Hammer previously served as business banking treasury management officer at PNC Bank covering 30 branches for Warren, Hunterdon and Somerset counties.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Long before Steve Perry's now-infamous tweet rocketed through cyberspace last week, the Hartford magnet school principal had staked out his turf as one of the most controversial education reformers in the land.
The man who bills himself as "America's...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Nova Southeastern University may become less welcoming to average students next year.
The Davie-based private college is toughening its requirements. Beginning fall, incoming freshmen will have to have at least a 3.0 high school GPA, a solid B, up...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
On Friday, members of the Pearl Bailey Library staff will accept a national award from Michelle Obama at the White House.
Pearl Bailey is one of 12 programs receiving the award from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and three...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:58 AM
The number of students dropping out of Glendale Unified high schools has declined significantly during the past four years, from 120 during the 2009-10 school year to 35 last year, according to a new report.
However, the number of graduates meeting...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington might seem an odd place for a play memorializing a Howard County couple. But on a pleasant summer evening earlier this year, that’s exactly what was showing.
The play was “Unforgettable: Letters...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:21 PM
I am one of the African American males who, according to The National Academy of Education, make up less than 2 percent of the nation's public school teachers.
It's a statistic that came out just a few months after CNN reported that black male...