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  • Teen uses accident as motivation to help

    Teen uses accident as motivation to help
    Instead of focusing on the injuries she endured from a bad car accident, Alex Murray chooses to be grateful and appreciate the little things in life. "I try to appreciate that I got up, have a car, and get in my car by myself and drive to school and...
  • CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships

    CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships
    Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Colo. school not alone in 'happy history' aims

    This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and...
  • Standardized tests: Is Florida getting what we're paying for?

    Earlier this year, the state of Florida signed a contract with the American Institutes for Research for $220 million to furnish us with rigorous standardized tests for the next six years. You must be wondering how amazing this test is to cost $220...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TV Land Orders Comedies 'Impastor' and 'Teachers' to Series

    TV Land has given series orders to two single-camera comedies -- "Impastor" and "Teachers" -- that are more offbeat than the cablers' past original skeins. Both series have 10-episode orders and are targeted to premiere next year. "Impastor" revoles...
  • Portable lights OKd for Kaiser Elementary

    Despite neighborhood opposition, temporary lights will illuminate the field behind Kaiser Elementary in Costa Mesa beginning this month. The city Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday to place six portable...
  • Andrew senior appreciates life more after stroke

    Andrew senior appreciates life more after stroke
    It isn't every day that a high school science class ends in hugs and inspiration. But on Friday Sept. 26, Andrew senior Rachel Castro stood before her peers in Julie Johnson's classroom and spoke about the stroke she suffered four months ago. By the...
  • 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...
  • Children's Services Council leads local literacy initiative

    The Children's Services Council of Broward County is joining hands with many community partners, including the school district, for arguably the largest ever literacy event in the county. On Oct. 21, more than 700 adult volunteers, including...