| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Compelling an atheist high school student to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance against his will was a mistake rooted in ignorance of his 1st Amendment protections, a misperception that apparently existed throughout the Oak Park Unified School District,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Consider yourself lucky the next time you're stuck in traffic on the Kennedy Expressway around Kimball Avenue: The delay will let you check out a visually arresting zebra of a building.
Dedicated Tuesday, this boldly sculpted academic structure is an...
| Oct 3, 2014
Sunday, Oct. 5
Classical music The Sundays At Three Concert Series presents the Mendelssohn Piano Trio at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger with an adult. Information:...
| Sep 30, 2014
Get Fit DeLand Mayor Fitness Challenge: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 1; Kick off event for the ten week challenge. Sanborn Center, 751 S Alabama Ave, DeLand. Activities will vary from park to park and at Florida Hospital. For details, cost, and registration:...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The Dairy Council of California brought its mobile classroom to Horace Mann Elementary School on Wednesday with a 1,500-pound cow named Buttercup and a 100-pound bull calf named Chip.
Chip, who appeared as a surprise guest for many of the third-,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The Sept. 30 article "Foley's Ad On Schools Valid; Data Dated" judged that Tom Foley's claim that 100,000 Connecticut children are attending underperforming schools is generally accurate.
Underperforming schools with underperforming teachers not only...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:27 PM
If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
GLOUCESTER – Over 9 percent of Gloucester's nearly 37,000 residents live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census.
Even more live at or slightly above that level, said Bill Fulton, a volunteer with the Samaritan Group.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 experiences an achievement gap that exists across the state and the nation, but unlike most districts, the gap isn't growing, according to a new report.
"That's a bittersweet finding," said John Gatta, president of...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 students in third through fifth grades soon will begin using Rosetta Stone software as another tool to learn Spanish at home and in the classroom.
At a meeting on Tuesday, school board members voted unanimously...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Some Hinsdale school district officials say releasing the names of people who sent emails voicing their feelings on on-going teachers contract negotiations would be a violation of their privacy, while a community member asking for those names contends...