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  • High expectations for impoverished students

    To the editor: As Garret Keizer points out, some students manage to overcome the effects of poverty and do well in school. But not many. ("A level playing field at school can't make up for a broken democracy," Op-Ed, Sept. 27) Grit, determination and...
  • NNPS receives grants; TNCC recognized for military services

    NNPS receives grants; TNCC recognized for military services
    Newport News Public Schools recently earned two competitive grants to help with college and career readiness as well as a safety grant. NNPS received a grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for its GEAR UP program, which prepares...
  • Comedy about 3 adult siblings opens at Melon Patch

    The Melon Patch Players will present Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," which opens Friday at the theater, 311 N. 13th St., Leesburg. The play is about three siblings; Vanya, the brother who is a...
  • The art of not helping: Let children do their own homework

    My crucible was a papier-mache pueblo village. A fifth-grade teacher assigned my daughter the project as part of a social studies unit. Typically, she worked on projects like this with a fair amount parental guidance and oversight. I pass over the...
  • Virginia SOL committee mulls testing changes

    Virginia SOL committee mulls testing changes
    RICHMOND – A committee put together to take a deep dive on state testing reforms is on track to make recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly before year's end. The Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, created during this year's...
  • Back to school is back to knitting at Waldorf

    Back to school is back to knitting at Waldorf
    Parent James Marca sat in one spot, slightly away from the organized chaos that was back to school night Friday at Waldorf School of Orange County in Costa Mesa, completely focused on his knitting project. Marca seamlessly moved between stitches in an...
  • Lake parents, teachers peeved after board meeting canceled without notice

    Lake parents, teachers peeved after board meeting canceled without notice
    Deanna Price donned a red shirt Monday night signifying solidarity with more than 100 other concerned parents and teachers who were geared up to vent a laundry list of frustrations to Lake County School Board members. But Price, who has a son in first...
  • Local fitness options

    Upcoming Get Fit DeLand Mayor Fitness Challenge: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 1; Kick off event for the ten week challenge. Sanborn Center, 751 S Alabama Ave, DeLand. Activities will vary from park to park and at Florida Hospital. For details, cost, and registration:...
  • Entrepreneurship taught in high school

    Entrepreneurship taught in high school
    The new Entrepreneurship class at Wheeling High School and Elk Grove High School operates more like a corporate think tank than a typical classroom. It's run as a business incubator where students work in small groups to hatch ideas for new products and...
  • EHHS nursery school provides practical childcare and teaching experience

    There's a decades-old program at East Hartford High School that benefits both teenagers and toddlers in town. East Hartford High's nursery school program offers children ages 3 through 5 a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn social skills...
  • Beware of offers to refinance federal student loans

    (This Sept. 29 story was refiled to remove extra space in CommonBond in paragraph 9) LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - People with federal student loan debt now have a few options to lower their rates with private consolidation loans, but consumer advocates warn...