| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:10 PM
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Maine South High School recently inducted three of its most distinguished graduates, a group that included former first lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, into a newly dedicated wall of honor.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:05 AM
As a young girl, Jean Brinton Jaecks would sit around her family's dinner table in Severn and listen to her parents talk about nature, light and color.
Her mother, Mary, was a painter; her father, Earl, created wood sculptures as a break from his job as...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:01 PM
California's community college system is considering a controversial effort to offer four-year degrees, a move designed to boost the number of students who graduate and are more prepared for the workforce.
The change would require legislation...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:59 PM
A state oversight agency Monday sent an urgent message to California’s higher education leaders and public officials: out with the old, in with the new.
In a report on the future of higher education, the Little Hoover Commission said that it&...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The crowd erupts in cheers as a Trojan warrior parades a white horse down Foothill Boulevard.
“It's Traveler!” shouts a woman, who dashes into the street for a photo with the University of Southern California mascot.
GRAPHIC: La Canada's...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:09 PM
When Sherrod Hawkes transferred to Patterson from Overlea last fall, he didn't have much interest in studying. He just wanted to play football.
The powerful downhill ball carrier wanted to play in college, but after two years of high school, his grade...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:22 AM
When students first set foot on the brand-new La Cañada High School campus back in September 1963, they had no idea they were creating a legacy.
The city’s new unified school district had just formed two years prior, separating itself...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Hundreds attended a recent college and career fair for special-needs students at Forest View Education Center in Arlington Heights.
About 30 different colleges and universities participated in the 5th annual Directions college and career fair on Oct. 1,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The American News has assembled a team of students and other Gypsy Day participants to dispatch updates via Twitter on Friday night and through the day Saturday.
Follow them or the hashtag, #gypsydays13, for insight into the parade, football game and...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:43 PM
On Friday, four Northern State University graduates will be inducted into the Gypsy Days Hall of Fame. Another will be named a Distinguished Alumni, and another person will receive the Kretchman Coaching Award. The individuals will be honored at the...
| Sep 26, 2013
The more money a family in Maryland earns, the more likely their child is to have higher-than-average SAT scores, according to data released by the College Board on Thursday.
On average, students living in poverty scored hundreds of points below wealthy...