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  • State's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Malloy

    State's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Malloy
    Saying that Republican Tom Foley would set "the state on a path to education disaster," the leadership of the state's largest teachers union offered a strong endorsement Monday of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "Dan Malloy has increased education...
  • High expectations for impoverished students

    To the editor: As Garret Keizer points out, some students manage to overcome the effects of poverty and do well in school. But not many. ("A level playing field at school can't make up for a broken democracy," Op-Ed, Sept. 27) Grit, determination and...
  • District 102 to post permanent subs at each school

    District 102 to post permanent subs at each school
    Officials in La Grange Elementary School District 102 will begin assigning one substitute teacher to report to each school building in the morning, the school board decided Thursday. At its regular meeting, the board voted 6-0 to approve the new policy,...
  • UCLA's Volunteer Day sends 7,000 students across region to help

    UCLA's Volunteer Day sends 7,000 students across region to help
    More than 7,000 UCLA students took part in Monday’s sixth annual Volunteer Day, working at schools, senior centers, parks, food banks, and veterans’ facilities in a large community outreach effort. Most of the participating students were...
  • NNPS receives grants; TNCC recognized for military services

    NNPS receives grants; TNCC recognized for military services
    Newport News Public Schools recently earned two competitive grants to help with college and career readiness as well as a safety grant. NNPS received a grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for its GEAR UP program, which prepares...
  • Board proposes more money for public schools

    Board proposes more money for public schools
    Florida schools should get historically high funding this coming year -- or $232 more per public school student, the State Board of Education said Monday in adopting its annual budget request Monday. The board's request for K-12 funding (see first...
  • School official's complaint claims possible risk of asbestos removal

    Saying “staff and children could be at risk,” an Ocean View School District board member has filed an official complaint with Cal/OSHA about “possible asbestos-handling violations” after learning the potentially unhealthful...
  • Beware of offers to refinance federal student loans

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - People with federal student loan debt now have a few options to lower their rates with private consolidation loans, but consumer advocates warn they could be giving up vital protections in doing so. Royal Bank of Scotland Group...
  • Avon School Officials Have Session On New Curriculum

    AVON — An information session on a new math and language arts curriculum for students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Avon High School, school officials have announced. Superintendent of...
  • The art of not helping: Let children do their own homework

    My crucible was a papier-mache pueblo village. A fifth-grade teacher assigned my daughter the project as part of a social studies unit. Typically, she worked on projects like this with a fair amount parental guidance and oversight. I pass over the...
  • Comedy about 3 adult siblings opens at Melon Patch

    The Melon Patch Players will present Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," which opens Friday at the theater, 311 N. 13th St., Leesburg. The play is about three siblings; Vanya, the brother who is a...