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  • Teen uses accident as motivation to help

    Teen uses accident as motivation to help
    Instead of focusing on the injuries she endured from a bad car accident, Alex Murray chooses to be grateful and appreciate the little things in life. "I try to appreciate that I got up, have a car, and get in my car by myself and drive to school and...
  • Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks resume

     Hinsdale D86 teacher contract talks resume
    Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 could strike for the first time in the district's history if they cannot reach agreement on a four-year contract. The teachers and board negotiators are slated to meet Thursday for a negotiation...
  • What Malloy Portends For Teachers

    The state teachers unions, the Connecticut Education Association and the Connecticut State Federation of Teachers, have endorsed Dannel Malloy for governor of Connecticut, which means that they are backing the following: 1. The possible pursuit of...
  • Parkland teacher among semifinalists for Grammy Award

    Parkland teacher among semifinalists for Grammy Award
    A Parkland School District teacher is a semifinalist for the Music Educator Award that will be presented at the Grammy Awards in February. Debra Reilly of Allentown, who teaches at Springhouse and Orefield middle schools and and is the district's middle...
  • CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships

    CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships
    Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Colo. school not alone in 'happy history' aims

    This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and...
  • Standardized tests: Is Florida getting what we're paying for?

    Earlier this year, the state of Florida signed a contract with the American Institutes for Research for $220 million to furnish us with rigorous standardized tests for the next six years. You must be wondering how amazing this test is to cost $220...
  • Ireland isn't just about potatoes

    Ireland isn't just about potatoes
    This nation is a major tourist destination known for its landscapes, thriving pub scene and gossipy craic, but tourists aren't likely to be streaming here for the cuisine. Even the Irish themselves have long believed their national food is severely...
  • Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor

    Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor
    Four Connecticut schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 287 public and 50 private...
  • District 214 administrator quits after 1 year

    District 214 administrator quits after 1 year
    A top-level administrator has left Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214 one year after being hired to raise the district's profile. Jessica Thunberg, who was the director of community engagement and outreach since the department was...
  • Hancock High may get selective enrollment status

    A high school near Midway Airport will likely become the city's 11th selective enrollment high school next year and the first on the Southwest Side, Chicago Public Schools officials said Wednesday. Officials said the decision to transform John Hancock...