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  • Forum on proposed charter academy draws hundreds

    About 200 people attended a special school board meeting Monday night at which about 40 people addressed school officials with concerns about the potential opening of a charter school later this year, with many of them fearing the school would focus on...
  • Kids' living conditions outrage relatives, Orlando neighbors

    Kids' living conditions outrage relatives, Orlando neighbors
    Almost as soon as Yolander Lasane and her children moved into their Orlando home, neighbors knew something was terribly wrong. But the situation really deteriorated in the past year or so after Lasane lost her job and the 400-pound woman began...
  • Voucher bill slated for Senate vote as education advocacy groups urge defeat

    Voucher bill slated for Senate vote as education advocacy groups urge defeat
    A bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship program -- which provides kids from low-income families scholarship vouchers they use to attend private school -- likely will get a vote today in the Florida Senate. A collection of advocacy groups,...
  • Facts about Olga Butler

    Olga Butler Age: 37 Occupation: Stay-at-home mom and small business owner  Education: BA in Communication, currently enrolled in a masters in business administration and technology program Previous elected office/community involvement: 12 years of...
  • Removing chocolate milk from schools caused plain milk to be wasted

    Removing chocolate milk from schools caused plain milk to be wasted
    Removing chocolate milk from school cafeterias has been promoted over the last few years as a way to reduce the sugar kids consume and decried as a sure way to keep kids from getting the nutrients in milk. Both might be the case, researchers at...
  • Donated clothes to help District 15 families

     Donated clothes to help District 15 families
    Families in Community Consolidated District 15 have been able to turn to a donation-stocked coat closet if they need winter gear, but starting in the fall, all kinds of clothing will be available for free. The new Community Closet at Gray M. Sanborn...
  • Glendale High cluster PTA: Ceremony surprises former school leader

    A flag ceremony at R.D. White Elementary was anything but ordinary as former principal Suzanne Risse was surprised by an unveiling of a statue in her name. The piece depicts a girl lying on her stomach reading a book. Resting on a cement block that also...
  • D41 wrangles with space needs

    D41 wrangles with space needs
    While plans are in the works to reduce the number of portable classrooms at School District 41 elementary schools in Glen Ellyn, at least one board member continues to worry that a future referendum measure on adding space will be tougher to sell after...
  • Edna Pardo, 1921-2014

     Edna Pardo, 1921-2014
    Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago. "Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
  • Utility-rate increases are part of larger budget talks

    Burbank residents may be in for another round of utility-rate increases in July, as officials have proposed modest hikes during preliminary budget discussions. Water rates will likely jump 4.75%, an increase that officials say is driven by hikes in...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Recognize teachers every day of the year

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Recognize teachers every day of the year
    May is “thank your local teacher” month: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 through 9), National Teacher Day (May 6) and California’s Day of the Teacher (May 14). While it is nice to have one’s vocation be singled out, it would be...