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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...
  • District 214 administrator quits after 1 year

    District 214 administrator quits after 1 year
    A top-level administrator has left Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214 one year after being hired to raise the district's profile. Jessica Thunberg, who was the director of community engagement and outreach since the department was...
  • Community: Burbank-Burroughs grads are happy together

    Community: Burbank-Burroughs grads are happy together
    Setting aside crosstown rivalry, more than 200 graduates gathered in the Castaway's Starlight Room for the fourth annual JBHS/BHS (Burroughs and Burbank high schools) All-Class Reunion on Sept. 13. Terry Seymour, JBHS ’76, was chatting with John...
  • Getting Up After Failing Is Life-Changing

    Getting Up After Failing Is Life-Changing
    The most important day of my life was the day my legs could no longer support my own body weight. The lens that I saw my world through shattered. No longer was I an energetic, fully able young adult. Instead, I was 22, my muscles deteriorating rapidly...
  • Orange expands use of 1-on-1 electronics in schools

    Orange expands use of 1-on-1 electronics in schools
    To prepare for a future with fewer printed textbooks, Orange County schools tested seven electronic devices last year by giving one to each student at seven schools. And so far, the Lenovo ThinkPad is in the lead. The laptop, which has been in use at...
  • Don't be so quick to judge schools

    Regarding Daniel Vasquez's Sept. 8 Short Take, "Shaming student makes no sense": Don't be so harsh on the schools since it is not at all easy to be a teacher or administrator. Come on. When you say, "this poor girl will be a source of ridicule," no...
  • Chan Lowe: Overtesting kids

    Chan Lowe: Overtesting kids
    I don’t have kids, so I’m on unstable turf here — but I live near an elementary school and see them meandering down the sidewalk with their backpacks, doing what kids do. They kick pebbles, study a bug they’ve never seen, sniff the...
  • 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...
  • Poll shows race for state schools chief could go either way

    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...
  • Data can't divine a college's worth: Front Burner

    For many years, rankings have been a go-to source for families immersed in the college-selection process. After all, they offer a quick and easy glance, a way to compare data on hundreds of colleges in a single pass. They offer a way to bypass using...
  • 'Midsummer' and acrobatics on tap at Lincoln Park

    'Midsummer' and acrobatics on tap at Lincoln Park
    Dozens converged on Lincoln Park in Burbank Saturday for an afternoon of bending acrobatics and the words of William Shakespeare. Many crowded on blankets or sat comfortably in chairs for a live performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," preceded by...