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  • Poll shows race for state schools chief could go either way

    The tightest race on today's ballot is the usually sleepy contest for state superintendent of public schools, a post without much power, in which the incumbent typically glides to a second term. This year, though, incumbent Tom Torlakson is in the fight...
  • Women of Barat College class of 1964 look back

     Women of Barat College class of 1964 look back
    The ruins of Barat College in Lake Forest were hushed one day recently, save for the distant whine of a lawn mower and the brittle tapping sound of men stacking bricks by hand. Built in 1904, the historic building known as Old Main is now reduced to...
  • Piper High in Sunrise offers new programs

    Every Wednesday, students wearing their professional best dot the halls at Piper High School in Sunrise, dressed for success. It started with just the staff, but quickly became a popular endeavor for students to practice dressing for the jobs they want....
  • Seniors can learn to write life story

    Mary Ann Revell, an adjunct instructor at Lake-Sumter State College, will present "Write Your Life," a course designed for seniors who have little or no writing experience. The six-week course includes a variety of topics that examine one's life from...
  • Teachers Report Bullying Parents

    A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting." That's the report,...
  • Sandra Nichols Is Glastonbury's Teacher Of The Year

    Sandra Nichols Is Glastonbury's Teacher Of The Year
    GLASTONBURY — For some, a job is punching a time card. For others, it's about the paycheck. For Sandra Nichols, Glastonbury's teacher of the year, her job is something else. "Teaching is my passion," said Nicholas, a science teacher at Smith Middle...
  • District 135 passes no-tax-increase budget

    District 135 passes no-tax-increase budget
    Homeowners for a second straight year won't be asked to pay more to Orland School District 135. The elementary district's board voted 5-0 on Monday to approve an $80 million budget that officials say will not require a property tax increase next year....
  • Two Lyons Township students score 36 on ACT test

    Two Lyons Township students score 36 on ACT test
    Two students from Lyons Township High School earned the highest score possible on their ACT college admission and placement exams, school officials announced recently. Stephanie Lin, 17, of Burr Ridge, and Madeline Bernstein, 18, of La Grange, both...
  • Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents

    Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents
    Potentially hazardous smoke from the stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles prompted air quality advisories and the evacuation of one elementary school Tuesday. Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the blaze, which was contained but had...
  • Andrew teacher hopes to connect Chicago to its Abraham Lincoln past

    Andrew teacher hopes to connect Chicago to its Abraham Lincoln past
    Andrew High School art teacher David Carroll is working to connect the City of Chicago with Abraham Lincoln. Carroll won a teacher's scholarship from the Lincoln Forum to attend the organization's annual symposium in Gettysburg in November. He plans...
  • Gibbons and Heritage among district rivals ranked in this week's state poll

    While anticipation for their Halloween showdown continues to build, Cardinal Gibbons and American Heritage remain not only the top teams in District 16, but also in the entire state in Class 5A. The latest Associated Press Florida High School Football...