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  • State needs a 'grand bargain' on teachers' effectiveness, obstacles

     State needs a 'grand bargain' on teachers' effectiveness, obstacles
    Unless it's overturned on appeal, the Los Angeles Superior Court's June decision in Vergara vs. California making it much easier to fire teachers will hurt students if lawmakers, unions and other state education leaders don't move beyond its limited focus...
  • Robert Hart, Former Canton School Board Chairman, Dies At 92

    CANTON — Robert Delos Hart, who spent most of his life in town and served as chairman of the board of education, died Aug. 24. He was 92. Hart was born in Winsted in 1922 and spent the first decade of his life in Barkhamsted Hollow on a 300-acre...
  • Community theater offers a diverse lineup of plays and musicals this season

    Community theater offers a diverse lineup of plays and musicals this season
    Each season, thousands of theater-goers come out and support the hundreds of actors, musicians and those behind the scene who make possible community theater in our area. Many of these amateur performers work all day and rehearse all evening to bring...
  • Schools await top-honor announcement

    Schools await top-honor announcement
    A countdown clock in Orange County's school headquarters is marking the final hours until the district learns whether it has won the Broad Prize, the nation's top honor for urban school districts. "Let this be a time for our entire community to get...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recently awarded an annual $2,000 scholarship to Morgan L. Stewart of Whitehall. Stewart is a student member of the PICPA, the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business,...
  • Events planned around the Lehigh Valley area

    LEHIGH COUNTY HOLY TRINITY MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, will host "Deadly Housewives," a mystery dinner theater performed by Philadelphia-based Without a Cue Productions, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Tickets: $30. Info: 610-264-7037,...
  • How often are teachers absent?

    How often are teachers absent?
    When a child misses school, there's an empty desk. But when a teacher is absent, a substitute often takes over, and students can struggle. Yet teacher attendance "has received relatively little attention," according to a recent study by the Washington,...
  • Passion for helping youth trumps a big paycheck for wellness coordinator

    By Erinn Hutkin Jim Bell doesn't believe you have to "look like Mr. Olympia" or run the Chicago Marathon every year to educate others about health and fitness. He simply strives to practice what he preaches. "You have to be well-versed in what you're...
  • Tribune analysis: State school districts relying more on substitute teachers

     Tribune analysis: State school districts relying more on substitute teachers
    Illinois schoolchildren are greeted by substitute teachers far more often than their parents were, and while there may be valid reasons for calling in these subs, some experts express concerns about students being shortchanged, a Tribune analysis has...
  • June 12, 2014: Illing Middle School Students Study Genocide By Nazis

    Illing Middle School students have been studying Nazi genocide in all its horrible detail -- desperate fingernail scratches on gas chamber walls; piles of luggage and eyeglasses seized from doomed Jewish victims; hills of human ash. In their Holocaust...
  • Nelson QuiƱones: Allentown School District at crossroads with Latino students, community

    For years the Allentown School District has had difficulties dealing with a high Latino student dropout rate. According to the state Department of Education, the dropout rate was 7.23 percent in the 2011-12 school year, the most recent year for which...