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  • Tana Hicken, actress and teacher

    Tana Hicken, actress and teacher
    Tana Hicken, a Baltimore actress and teacher who deftly portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage during a professional career that spanned more than four decades, died Aug. 17 at her home in Sparks of myositis, an autoimmune disorder. She was 70....
  • Test Scores Show Improvement In East Hartford Elementary Schools

    EAST HARTFORD — Results from the state's 2014 standardized science exams show increases among the school system's fifth- and eighth-graders, while scores for high school sophomores dipped slightly. Connecticut Mastery Test scores show 64.6...
  • The case against school vouchers in one blistering court ruling

    Of all the self-interested scams perpetrated by school "reformers" against public education, the school voucher scam may be the most dishonest. In their undiluted form, these programs are a sop to right wingers and religious fanatics convinced that...
  • District 64 discusses how best to measure student achievement

    District 64 discusses how best to measure student achievement
    The Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education dug deep into the details of the measures of academic progress assessment as part of a recent discussion aimed at figuring out how to measure student achievement in math and reading. Joining the...
  • 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 —...
  • Lafayette, Hampton work from weight room up to build successful football programs

    When hiring a football coach, most athletic directors will pick the best man available and take the schemes and formations he brings. Charged with hiring a new head coach among his first duties in 1997, Lafayette High AD Dan Barner did the reverse....
  • School year starts with continuing reforms

    School year starts with continuing reforms
    Last year, the Common Core was debated by everyone from conservative talk show hosts to parents flooding state capitals, and teachers rebelled against a new evaluation system they believe is unfair. Now it's year two for the phase-in of controversial...
  • Teacher helps pupils — a bit too much

    Teacher helps pupils — a bit too much
    Pupils in Miss Simpkins' fifth grade class were engaged in a rather unusual lesson plan: How to cheat on the FCAT test. At least that's what State Board of Education officials said when they recently revoked Venelean Brooks Simpkins' teaching license....
  • Allentown Fair preview: Here's what's new and what remains the 'heart of the fair'

     
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock......
  • After earthquake near Napa, up to 100 homes labeled unfit to enter

    Ninety to 100 homes in Northern California have been red-tagged — that is, labeled unfit to enterĀ — after a 6.0 earthquake struck near Napa early Sunday, and there have been more than 50 aftershocks, but a large follow-up earthquake is now...