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  • Batavia to honor distinguished school alumni

    Batavia to honor distinguished school alumni
    Distinguished Batavia school alumni will have the opportunity to take their place in a "hall of honor" under a new initiative announced this week by the Batavia Foundation. Nan Phillips, a retired teacher and a member of the Batavia Foundation, told the...
  • Florida school district sets precedent by opting out of state testing

    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida school district is opting out of all state-required testing, a move that experts said on Thursday sets a national precedent amid a growing controversy over the use of high-stakes standardized assessments in public...
  • Northbrook, Glenview school leaders take ice bucket challenge

    Northbrook, Glenview school leaders take ice bucket challenge
    Northbrook Junior High School Principal Scott Meek closed his eyes and clasped his hands on his lap in anticipation of being doused with a bucket of cold water. "It's a way to kick off the school year on a positive note," said Meek moments after he...
  • Terps and scholarships [Editorial]

    To those who follow college athletics only casually, the announcement last week that the University of Maryland will henceforth award athletic scholarships on a multi-year basis instead of year-to-year may sound like a minor change. But in fact, it's a...
  • Charter school owners receive too many chances

    Charter school owners receive too many chances
    Why do we let charter school owners get away with so much? Private charter schools are funded by taxpayers, yet Florida law does not require their operators and key staff to undergo background checks — financial or criminal. And unlike traditional...
  • Common Core criticism 'struck a chord,' Peru schools chief says

     Common Core criticism 'struck a chord,' Peru schools chief says
    A letter to parents in a small north central Illinois town has gone viral after the superintendent bemoaned the national emphasis on high-stakes testing and described the Common Core curriculum as lacking common sense. “I think that it struck a...
  • The Big Man On Campus: UConn AD Learned From Legend How Athletes Should Be Treated

    The Big Man On Campus: UConn AD Learned From Legend How Athletes Should Be Treated
    The moment he stepped on the football field, Warde Manuel was home. As a teenager in New Orleans, he dabbled in other sports. He had the height to excel in basketball, but his aggressive nature didn't fit. Too many fouls. On the pitcher's mound,...
  • Middletown Students And Teachers Begin New School Year

    Middletown Students And Teachers Begin New School Year
    MIDDLETOWN — Students and teachers returned to classes Thursday morning to begin the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Patricia Charles said besides some bus delays for the elementary students, the start to the year was smooth. She said wait...
  • Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer

    Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer
    The former Los Angeles schools official under scrutiny for his role in the district's $1.3-billion iPad program defended himself Thursday, saying that he did not improperly steer the contract to a company that once employed him. Former Deputy Supt....
  • Texas judge overturns state's school finance system

    AUSTIN, Texas A state judge overturned Texas' school finance system for the second time in 18 months on Thursday, ruling that the Legislature's funding boost last year failed to fix a system that is unfair and inadequate for the state's 5 million public...
  • Farmington Has Two New School Principals

    FARMINGTON—There are two new elementary school principals in town this year. Superintendent Kathleen Greider announced in April that Peter Michelson would replace Sharon Lowery as principal of West District School, and two months later, Caitlin...