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  • York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"

     York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"
    YORK COUNTY— As parents and staff meet York County's new superintendent they are saying he is a go-getter and forward thinker. Victor Shandor, who is moving from Fulton County, Ga., to York County in November and starts on Nov. 3, visited all 19...
  • Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories

    Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories
    Gerald A. Larue — an ordained minister who became an agnostic, archeologist, religious scholar and debunker of claims such as Lazarus rising from the dead and the discovery of Noah's ark — has died. He was 98. The longtime USC professor of...
  • Hampton Roads schools see increase in on-time graduation rate

    Hampton Roads schools see increase in on-time graduation rate
    Local school divisions largely followed a statewide trend of more students graduating on-time from high school, according to data released by the state Wednesday. School officials praised the increase as the culmination of years of focused efforts to...
  • Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend

    Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend
    Students in Hampton Roads schools made progress in math on annual state Standards of Learning tests, according to data released Wednesday, while the pass rates in reading and writing dipped slightly. The gains in math reflected statewide performance,...
  • New Trier Educational Foundation willed $100,000 gift

    New Trier Educational Foundation willed $100,000 gift
    Officials with the New Trier Educational Foundation said they recently received the largest single donation in the history of the organization, an estate gift of $100,000 from an alumnus of the class of 1954. John H. Emery, 75, who died in April of...
  • New Trier officials launch push for tax increase

    New Trier officials launch push for tax increase
    With less than two months remaining before voters cast ballots on New Trier Township High School District 203's request to borrow $89 million, officials said Monday that they will spend the upcoming weeks educating residents on the importance of raising...
  • Veteran teacher retires after 47 years in classroom

    Veteran teacher retires after 47 years in classroom
    During her 47-year tenure as a first-grade teacher at Winnetka's Hubbard Woods Elementary School, Phyllis McMillan said she never met a child she didn't cherish. "When I first started out, I had no idea what a wonderful, wonderful life I'd have...
  • Former Francis Parker teacher named new District 36 assistant principal

    Former Francis Parker teacher named new District 36 assistant principal
    A former teacher at Chicago's Francis W. Parker School has been named to a dual administrative role at Winnetka School District 36, and will now serve as assistant principal of both Carleton Washburne and The Skokie School. Officials said that Max...
  • New Trier approved $110 million budget for 2015

    New Trier approved $110 million budget for 2015
    Officials with New Trier Township High School District 203 approved a $110 million budget for 2015 this week, an increase of roughly 2.7 percent from last year's budget. The 2015 budget was approved less than two months before voters will cast ballots...
  • York board chairman supports residential development near Water Country USA

    York board chairman supports residential development near Water Country USA
    A residential development application from Busch Properties Inc. that was denied by the York County Planning Commission on Wednesday has support from the Board of Supervisor's Chairman Donald Wiggins. Other supervisors say they need more time or that...
  • Gloucester SOL scores mirror state trend

    GLOUCESTER – Majority of the Standards of Learning test results for Gloucester County mirror that of the statewide trend with upward movement in math scores but drops in reading numbers. Superintendent of Schools Walter Clemons said he expects,...