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  • 'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader

    'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader
    Baltimore children's book author Elisabeth Dahl used to walk two or three miles just so she could hang out at the Library of Congress, reveling in the Paris Opera House style-architecture, the 23-karat gold-plated dome and the breathtakingly extensive...
  • Batavia to honor distinguished school alumni

    Batavia to honor distinguished school alumni
    Distinguished Batavia school alumni will have the opportunity to take their place in a "hall of honor" under a new initiative announced this week by the Batavia Foundation. Nan Phillips, a retired teacher and a member of the Batavia Foundation, told the...
  • County school Supt. Dallas Dance ignores taxpayers' concerns [Letter]

    County school Supt. Dallas Dance ignores taxpayers' concerns [Letter]
    Contrary to letter writer Marilyn Pettiway's claim that the media's coverage of Baltimore County School Supt. Dallas Dance has been unfair, The Sun and other outlets not only have reported fairly but have conscientiously followed Mr. Dance's outrageous...
  • The Big Man On Campus: UConn AD Learned From Legend How Athletes Should Be Treated

    The Big Man On Campus: UConn AD Learned From Legend How Athletes Should Be Treated
    The moment he stepped on the football field, Warde Manuel was home. As a teenager in New Orleans, he dabbled in other sports. He had the height to excel in basketball, but his aggressive nature didn't fit. Too many fouls. On the pitcher's mound,...
  • Charter school owners receive too many chances

    Charter school owners receive too many chances
    Why do we let charter school owners get away with so much? Private charter schools are funded by taxpayers, yet Florida law does not require their operators and key staff to undergo background checks — financial or criminal. And unlike traditional...
  • Kathleen Cannon and Harve Mogul: Broaden a youngster's mind as a ReadingPals volunteer

    "After reading to my students, we'd walk around the library and I'd tell them: 'Look at all of these books; soon you'll be able to read every single one. And if you can read every book here, you can learn anything you ever want to learn. And that's what...
  • There's a bit of a 'Blind Side' in Duke's Laken Tomlinson

    It's cold, the 10-year-old Jamaican immigrant thought. He had never seen snow, never needed a sweater and now there he was, in Chicago in March. Football was still soccer in his mind. He hadn't yet set his heart on becoming a doctor. And no one had read...
  • Anti-hazing program seeks 'full-scale culture change' in high schools nationwide

    SEATTLE As an eager, if nervous, ninth-grader, Anya Meleshuk allowed several older girls to blindfold her one afternoon, put her in a car and drive her to a park where she was told to "propose" to a stranger. Later, dressed in fairy wings, she downed a...
  • Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer

    Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer
    The former Los Angeles schools official under scrutiny for his role in the district's $1.3-billion iPad program defended himself Thursday, saying that he did not improperly steer the contract to a company that once employed him. Former Deputy Supt....
  • Texas judge overturns state's school finance system

    AUSTIN, Texas A state judge overturned Texas' school finance system for the second time in 18 months on Thursday, ruling that the Legislature's funding boost last year failed to fix a system that is unfair and inadequate for the state's 5 million public...
  • Farmington Has Two New School Principals

    FARMINGTON—There are two new elementary school principals in town this year. Superintendent Kathleen Greider announced in April that Peter Michelson would replace Sharon Lowery as principal of West District School, and two months later, Caitlin...