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  • 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...
  • TV Land Orders Comedies 'Impastor' and 'Teachers' to Series

    TV Land has given series orders to two single-camera comedies -- "Impastor" and "Teachers" -- that are more offbeat than the cablers' past original skeins. Both series have 10-episode orders and are targeted to premiere next year. "Impastor" revoles...
  • Portable lights OKd for Kaiser Elementary

    Despite neighborhood opposition, temporary lights will illuminate the field behind Kaiser Elementary in Costa Mesa beginning this month. The city Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday to place six portable...
  • Poquoson school kids to release butterflies at $43,700 'outdoor classroom'

    Poquoson school kids to release butterflies at $43,700 'outdoor classroom'
    POQUOSON — Poquoson Elementary School kids are learning about the life cycle of monarch butterflies, how to identify their sex and the name of their bodily fluids all before releasing them into the wild at their "outdoor classroom." "Did you...
  • Newport News airport executive director pitches new Center of Aeronautics

    NEWPORT NEWS — Peninsula Airport Commission Executive Director Ken Spirito recently outlined a vision to Newport News School Board members for a new Center of Aeronautics in an effort to upgrade the current Aviation Academy at Denbigh High School....