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  • Lake Howell to play autistic football player

    Lake Howell to play autistic football player
    WINTER PARK — Thursday night's high-school football game between Lake Howell and Clermont East Ridge may not qualify as the game of the week, but it is the game of a lifetime for Christopher Joey Williams. In a matchup of winless teams, the...
  • Parents fearing Ebola remove children from school

    DALLAS At L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School, parents rushed to pull their children out of school after they received calls a student who may have had contact with the patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. "I'm scared," said Kia Collins, who has...
  • Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor

    Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor
    Four Connecticut schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 287 public and 50 private...
  • District 214 administrator quits after 1 year

    District 214 administrator quits after 1 year
    A top-level administrator has left Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214 one year after being hired to raise the district's profile. Jessica Thunberg, who was the director of community engagement and outreach since the department was...
  • Hancock High may get selective enrollment status

    A high school near Midway Airport will likely become the city's 11th selective enrollment high school next year and the first on the Southwest Side, Chicago Public Schools officials said Wednesday. Officials said the decision to transform John Hancock...
  • Car show and Fall Festival attract crowds

    More than 60 cars, from the early days of the automobile to the present, entered the Knights of Columbus Council #50's annual car show on Saturday, Sept. 27. "We weren't anticipating this many," said Mike Dumont, a member of the group. "Last year we only...
  • Sharks take center stage at New River Middle

    Sharks take center stage at New River Middle
    A Fort Lauderdale middle school is getting caught up in a shark frenzy. New River Middle is partnering with the Davie-based Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which sponsors ocean marine research and conservation projects, to enhance its marine science...
  • Maureen Corrigan explains why 'Great Gatsby' is a literary miracle

    You probably know Maureen Corrigan's voice, if not her face. The sensible-sounding book critic on NPR's "Fresh Air" has reviewed a lot of books over the years, but only one fully has her heart: "The Great Gatsby," a novel that left her cold the first time...
  • Jay Ambrose: It's time to teach history

    Refuse to think, assume the worst, overreact, disregard laws and rules and then pronounce yourself someone standing up for the best in education. That's what we've recently witnessed in Colorado's Jefferson County, the scene of pretentiously delinquent...
  • New U.S. history curriculum sparks education battle of 2014

    To improve the Advanced Placement class for U.S. history, some of the best and brightest history scholars in the country worked for six years on a new curriculum. The idea was to replace traditional memorization with more emphasis on critical thinking...
  • Conservation issues take center stage

    Conservation issues take center stage
    A potential California mega-drought, global warming and what La CaƱadans can do today to reduce their carbon footprint were up for discussion in a Tuesday evening speaking engagement sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. An audience of...