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  • U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock

    U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock
    Roommates Hexuan Wang and Yiwei Huang spent their first day on the University of Illinois campus running errands just like other freshmen. The two young men hit Wal-Mart for necessities like hangers, light bulbs and Coca-Cola. They found the bookstore,...
  • Elevate academics, top students will be as revered as athletes

    Over the past two weeks, more than 400,000 students in Central Florida started their 2014-15 school year. They are expected to make meaningful progress, with support of many diligent teachers and caring parents. To facilitate our educational progress, our...
  • Apodaca: Time to rethink the role of testing?

    When I was a senior in high school, I had an English teacher who had a profound effect on my life. To be honest, at first I thought she was a little weird because she was, well, old. But before long I began devouring the assigned readings —...
  • A seminary behind bars seeks to change Texas prison system

    ROSHARON Texas (Reuters) - In a solitary confinement unit at a maximum-security prison in Texas, convicted murderer Troup Foster offers spiritual guidance to offenders as a part of a program designed to spark a cultural change in the country's largest...
  • Jewish school celebrates official opening

    More than 100 people gathered on Friday for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the official opening of the new home of the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy located at 5225 Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens. Situated for decades on the Jewish Federation...
  • Newport News teachers get glimpse of expectations

    Newport News teachers get glimpse of expectations
    NEWPORT NEWS — New teachers at Newport News Public Schools noshed on pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs Friday morning and got a glimpse of expectations for the school year ahead. Gathered at Woodside High School for the "Welcome Week" ceremony,...
  • District 64 decides to pay for computers

    District 64 decides to pay for computers
    All students in kindergarten through eighth grade will get iPads or Chromebooks paid for by Niles Park Ridge District 64, relieving the financial burden a computer initiative originally had placed on some families. The school board in July approved...
  • Windham seniors research at UConn

    Windham seniors Calla Contos and Jamey Martyn have given up a significant portion of their summer vacation this year to participate in studies at UConn's Storrs campus. The placement is part of an outreach program between UConn's School of Engineering and...
  • Parish Hill readies for back to school

    Parish Hill Middle/High School Principal Dori Smith says that the school will be ready for the students' return on Aug. 27. One change greeting students will be a new policy regarding the use of personal electronic devices. Previously, students could...
  • District 113 rolls out Chromebooks for coming school year

    District 113 rolls out Chromebooks for coming school year
    When school begins next week at Deerfield and Highland Park high schools, every freshman and sophomore will have a Chromebook, a laptop that some educators say will boost student engagement in the classroom. After this school year, incoming freshman...
  • Windham Middle School teachers head back to school

    This year, Windham Middle School teachers' summer vacation ended earlier than usual. Since Aug. 11, the teaching staff has been involved in a week-long endeavor being called "Summer Professional Development Institute," arising from the school's...