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  • DP Buzz: Public education

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • Aug. 30 Letters: Foodbank, teachers, Burger King

    Help fight hunger A new report released by Feeding America and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Hunger in America 2014, shows that every year, more than 46 million Americans, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors, receive food assistance...
  • Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

    FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate. It isn't just play. The chess games...
  • Believe It or Not: 'The Greatest American Hero' Joins TV's Parade of Remakes

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Stephen J. Cannell's "The Greatest American Hero" is suiting up for a revival at Fox, a network that didn't exist during the show's initial run on ABC in 1981-83. The quirky action-comedy is one of a spate of classic-TV remakes...
  • Partnership clears path to law school for community college students

    Partnership clears path to law school for community college students
    Jajaira Varela stood confidently in front of a classroom full of aspiring law students and belted out the empowering lyrics of Chaka Khan's R&B classic "I'm Every Woman." Some friends and family had always told Varela she wasn't college material, so she...
  • Physical education is more than just a recess activity [Letter]

    Physical education is more than just a recess activity [Letter]
    Thank you for bringing to light the efforts of Donte Samuel at the Belmont Elementary School ("Recess: the fourth 'R'?" Aug. 25). Student, parents and teachers should welcome the dedication of the many individuals who provide daily exercise...
  • Anna Gilgoff: Walt Whitman's words still inspire people after all these years

    Last June, when I was packing up my classroom for the very last time, one of our janitors walked in. "What are you going to do with that?" he asked, pointing to a poster of Walt Whitman. "Why? You want it?" "Actually, yeah," he said. "I've always...
  • Next lesson for Simone Porter, 17: solo debut with L.A. Philharmonic

    Next lesson for Simone Porter, 17: solo debut with L.A. Philharmonic
    Don't call her a prodigy. Seventeen-year-old Simone Porter will make her solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 4, but she doesn't think she's preternaturally gifted. "The word 'prodigy' brings to mind some kid who...
  • Our 2014-15 lesson plan

    For Hampton Roads families, the past few weeks brought a flurry of purchases — clothes, shoes, notepads, pens, book bags and lunchboxes — in preparation for this week. Tuesday, children will once again shuffle down to the curbside to confirm...
  • Can Saucon Valley afford to pay teachers more?

    Can Saucon Valley afford to pay teachers more?
    During a nearly three-year contract impasse, the Saucon Valley School District has been portrayed as a bastion of affluence that could easily give teachers what they want, but refuses to do so. What the teachers wanted was a 3 percent raise in each of...
  • Reader feedback August 30: Mentoring teen artists, Hampton Schools seeks math teachers, Tony Stewart returns to racing

    Mentoring teen artists Steph Brown is one of several local artists who have been sharing lessons as a part of Gloucester Arts on Main's new teen mentoring program. The initiative, conceived by Gloucester Arts on Main intern Emily Ortiz, pairs a...