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  • Spending outpacing revenue in Downers Grove District 58

    Spending outpacing revenue in Downers Grove District 58
    A preliminary budget for Downers Grove's public elementary schools shows expenses outpacing revenue, as it has in recent years. The Downers Grove District 58 school board unanimously approved a $64.1 million tentative budget for the 2014-2015 school...
  • Abigail Casey: Home-schooled students face a unique search for college

    There is a category of the species Homo sapiens termed "the home-schoolers." These families work diligently to educate their children at home, allowing them the freedom to learn standard course work, often complemented by an eclectic mix of...
  • Orlando's Jones High struggles to fill its halls

    Orlando's Jones High struggles to fill its halls
    Nearly 10 years after a rebuild reshaped Orlando's historically black Jones High, the school remains half-empty. This past academic year, 763 students attended Jones, fewer than a third of the average enrollment at Orange County's other 18 traditional...
  • An unforgettable conversation with Charlie Haden

    An unforgettable conversation with Charlie Haden
    The voice on the phone was practically unrecognizable and difficult to understand, but the name was unmistakable. Charlie Haden, one of the most revered bassists in jazz history and a musician I had covered for decades, was calling. Of course I...
  • REVIEW: Top 9 things about American Idols Live tour at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

     
    In general the “American Idols Live” tour that stopped Saturday at Sands Bethlehem, offering the top contestants from the FOX-TV show’s 13th season, was much like the show itself. Runner-up Jena Irene, left, and winner Caleb Johnson,...
  • Lesiones detalladas de niña en archivos de DCF meses antes de su muerte

    Lesiones detalladas de niña en archivos de DCF meses antes de su muerte
    La demanda de un padre por $25 millones contra el estado por la muerte a maltratos de su hija de 3 años en el 2011 establece la progresión de las lesiones reportadas al Departamento de Niños y Familias durante las semanas antes de que Athena Ángeles...
  • Students hit the road for summer driving school

    Students hit the road for summer driving school
    The student driver clicked on his seat belt, checked his mirrors and rolled down his windows so he could hear the instructor's words from outside. What he couldn't do was step on the gas. Tyrone Johnson, 17, had to maneuver his car around orange...
  • Digital Savant: A tech helper who makes house calls

    AUSTIN, Texas Technology swallowed culture whole, and its leaders we celebrate as liberators. Steve Jobs freed us from obtuse, difficult do-little cellphones. Bill Gates helped unshackle the home computer from its hobbyist origins, making it mainstream...
  • Teachers union sues over voucher bill

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida's teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed this spring that expands the state's corporate school-voucher program. The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an act to...
  • Darlene Moppert: Improving Broward County nutrition one lunch tray at a time

    Darlene Moppert: Improving Broward County nutrition one lunch tray at a time
    Broward County Public Schools' program manager for nutrition education and training, Darlene Moppert, traveled to Washington, D.C. at the end of June to speak at a Congressional briefing about healthy school lunches. She was invited to the event to...
  • MSA warning signs [Editorial]

    MSA warning signs  [Editorial]
    State education officials told us that scores on this year's Maryland School Assessment exams would go down, and that they most certainly did. Schools state-wide embarked last fall on their first full year of instruction tied to the Common Core standards,...