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  • Ask Mr. Dad: When kids throw out nutrition guidelines

    Dear Mr. Dad. A few weeks ago you wrote that parents shouldn't try to force kids to eat their vegetables because it could backfire. I see the logic in having only healthy foods around the house and letting the kids decide how much they want to eat. But...
  • Musical theater to boost special ed students

     Musical theater to boost special ed students
    Students with special needs in Community Consolidated School District 15 and District 211 soon will be participating in a theater program that is both entertaining and therapeutic. Special Gifts Theatre will bring its musical theater experience to the...
  • Hampton expands iPad program for students

    Hampton expands iPad program for students
    HAMPTON — Tyshawn Spencer was eager to show off his new iPad Wednesday. The 13-year-old 8th grader at Lindsay Middle School uses the device to do homework and research assignments in class. He has "apps" for a notebook, a calculator, and a place...
  • Coffee Break: District preparing students for an evolving world

    At the school year's first PTA Coffee Break meeting, Laguna Beach Unified School District Superintendent Sherine Smith, along with principals and administrators, explained how the district is preparing students for the rapidly changing world. "Our...
  • Utah Common Core test scores prompt Florida worries

    Utah Common Core test scores prompt Florida worries
    Utah students took their state's new Common Core tests this spring, and they struggled so badly that a majority of Utah schools could end up graded D or F. Despite the more than 2,000 miles that separate the two states, what happened in Utah could...
  • Englander is Hillel's new head of school

    When Rabbi Adam Englander, the new head of school of Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, was in just his second year of teaching, he already knew he wanted to be a school administrator. Englander said; "I knew I could make a great impact from that side of a...
  • Changes to Glencoe lunch program anger some parents

    Changes to Glencoe lunch program anger some parents
    For Glencoe resident Maxine Retsky, ordering a school lunch each day from the Little Red Hen meant knowing her 12-year-old son Jeremy would get his favorite food, with the added bonus of supporting a mom and pop business in her hometown. But this fall,...
  • Hampton City Council considers election changes

    Hampton City Council considers election changes
    The City Council is considering a raft of changes that would affect how — and when — voters choose City Council and school board members and how those candidates are treated when they choose to appear on the ballot. The council is asking for...
  • LCF resident eyes board seat

    LCF resident eyes board seat
    A resident of the Sagebrush area of La CaƱada Flintridge is one of five candidates looking to be appointed to the Glendale school board this week following school board member Mary Boger’s resignation due to illness. Of the 16 who applied for the...
  • Marjorie Brown, volunteer in GOP politics, dies

    Marjorie Frey Brown put her energy and talent to work on behalf of others over decades of service to Chicago-area charitable organizations and political groups, including a decadeslong involvement with the Chicago-based Northwestern University...
  • Elmhurst schools observe Walk and Roll Day

     Elmhurst schools observe Walk and Roll Day
    A number of Elmhurst schools will observe International Walk and Roll to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 8 with before-class activities and recognition for students who arrive on foot or on human-powered wheels, whether those are bikes, skate boards or...