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  • Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT

    Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT
    The release of Florida school grades earlier this month was cause for celebration by some charter schools, including several under management by Charter Schools USA. But the grades were a cause for shock, tears and reflection for a number of other local...
  • Richard W. 'Dick' Bourne

    Richard W. 'Dick' Bourne
    Richard W. "Dick" Bourne, a colorful longtime University of Baltimore law professor who retired earlier this year, died July 12 of pancreatic cancer at his Pylesville farm. He was 71. "He was a wonderful colleague and one of those special men who told...
  • Double dose of math helps kids in the short term, but benefits fade quickly, study says

    Double dose of math helps kids in the short term, but benefits fade quickly, study says
    Students required to take two math classes as sixth graders -- because they did poorly on the FCAT math exam -- made gains initially but experienced a "fadeout" once they returned to a regular, one-math-class-a-year schedule, a new study has found. The...
  • Arlene Sadev Uslander, 1934-2014

     Arlene Sadev Uslander, 1934-2014
    Arlene Sadev Uslander, a teacher, author and editor, helped develop the "Study of People Program" that taught sex education to first- through fifth-grade children in Skokie School District 68 beginning in the late 1950s. Mrs. Uslander later co-...
  • Obesity, nutrition, and warning: Letters

    Obesity: No quick fix A recent news item about a young, overweight mother who died following surgery to reduce her body fat is disturbing. Obesity is the result of poor lifestyle choices over a long period of time. Attempting to reverse this...
  • My world of sports -- in a wheelchair

    "Stop moving unless you want your eyeballs to be patriotic, too." One of my best friends, Michaela, said these words to me a few weeks ago as she carefully painted an American flag across my entire face in preparation for the United States vs....
  • Winnifred Cook Huder: Food and family were constants for ex-teacher

    Winnifred Cook Huder: Food and family were constants for ex-teacher
    If there was one thing Winnifred Cook Huder was known for, it was her skills behind a hot stove. Whatever the occasion — a housewarming, a sick friend, a family gathering — Huder was ready with a baked ham, black-eyed peas and other Southern...
  • Degrees help prepare students for roles in nonprofits

    Degrees help prepare students for roles in nonprofits
    With more and more students interested in dedicating their lives to a greater good, colleges and universities continue to add programs and degrees geared toward leadership in the nonprofit sector. Many colleges offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in...
  • Apodaca: Danger of anti-immunization movement is real

    It's always dismaying when seemingly rational, intelligent people make incomprehensible decisions. Such is the case when parents ignore reams of scientific data, demonstrable real-world evidence and expert advice by choosing to forgo standard...
  • Muchnick makes cut as writer

    Muchnick makes cut as writer
    At 16, you can say Justin Muchnick is an accomplished writer and wrestler. Muchnick, a former Harbor Day School student, has two books published and he's one of the top wrestlers at his high school. He has a new book out titled "The Boarding School...
  • New political action committee forms in L.A. school board race

    New political action committee forms in L.A. school board race
    A new political action committee has formed to influence the outcome of Los Angeles school board races, filling a gap created when a group of civic leaders, which includes former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, decided to sit out next month's key upcoming...