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  • Attitudes climbing back in working moms' favor: survey

    Attitudes climbing back in working moms' favor: survey
    We came a long way, baby. Then we stalled. Now we're picking up speed again. The General Social Survey, a sociological analysis of demographics and attitudes in the United States, has measured Americans' support for gender equity since 1977. Until the...
  • Youngsters enjoy visit to museum's samurai exhibit

    A group of 25 girls from Brevard County got a special treat recently as they traveled to the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach to enjoy the new samurai exhibit. Their visit was led by one of the museum's docents, who explained the...
  • Low-income students have the will; where's the way?

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, July 27: If you think children from low-income homes don't aspire to attend college, think again. They do, but they often lack the academic background and mentors to keep them on...
  • Orange promotes national Teacher of the Year finalist to teacher training position

    Orange promotes national Teacher of the Year finalist to teacher training position
    Teachers of English-language learners will soon see one of their own on the other side of the training table. Orange County Public Schools this week promoted former Westridge Middle School teacher and National Teacher of the Year finalist Dorina Sackman...
  • Americans borrow less than 25 percent of college costs in 2013: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American families borrowed less to pay for sending their children to college in 2013 than in the previous two years, according to a report from student lender Sallie Mae. Families borrowed only 22 percent of the cost of college, down...
  • Gloucester Schools weigh allergy policy

    GLOUCESTER — Eleven-year-old Jonathan Shao is among the 6 million American children and 155 students at Gloucester County Public Schools who live with a food allergy. "We found out the hard and scary way that Jonathan had food allergies when he...
  • Manchester Middle School Principal Leaving For Ellington Schools Job

    Manchester Middle School Principal Leaving For Ellington Schools Job
    MANCHESTER — Illing Middle School Principal David Welch is leaving to take a job with Ellington Public Schools. The Ellington school board on Wednesday appointed Welch as principal of Windermere School, which serves kindergarten to sixth-grade...
  • Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines

    Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines
    A worn and fractured rail along train tracks in historic Ellicott City caused the massive coal train derailment that killed two local women in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB said it found evidence that the...
  • Hampton PTA holds emotional town hall on controversial raises

    Hampton PTA holds emotional town hall on controversial raises
    HAMPTON — Teachers, parents and elected officials gathered for an emotional and at times boisterous meeting to discuss controversial pay raises received by school administrators. The forum, held at City Hall and hosted by the Hampton PTA,...
  • LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety

    LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety
    Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond. Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid...
  • Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)

    Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)
    The three Lake County schools on Florida's list of low-performing elementary campuses don't have to extend their school day by an hour, officials said. That is because the district -- already adding to the school day at all its elementary schools --...