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  • Teachers accuse Dist. 86 of stalling contract talks

    Teachers accuse Dist. 86 of stalling contract talks
    The teachers' union in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is accusing the school board of dragging its heels in contract negotiations as the two remain far apart on salary increases. Mike Palmquist, a spokesman for the Hinsdale High School...
  • Bright Futures promises, FCAT, fundraisers: Letters

    Bright Futures promises High-schoolers and parents should take note of Scott Maxwell's Wednesday column, "Bright Futures keep dimming for Florida students." Many parents will get sticker shock over the next several years when they see the ACT/SAT...
  • Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'

    Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'
    More than 50 Maryland middle-schools students have been building a house during a summer camp in Annapolis — not a routine task for teens and preteens. "I came here skeptical," acknowledged JJ Jennings, 13, a rising eighth-grader at the Key School...
  • State Senate race features longtime rivals

    State Senate race features longtime rivals
    The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...
  • Darryl Owens: Imitation is survival, not flattery, in Pine Hills

    Darryl Owens: Imitation is survival, not flattery, in Pine Hills
    It wasn't long after native New Yorker Sandra Fatmi moved to Pine Hills that she realized her adopted home wasn't running on all cylinders. Two years ago, she turned to Google for ways to tune up her embattled community just west of Orlando. Fatmi was...
  • Arlene Sadev Uslander, 1934-2014

     Arlene Sadev Uslander, 1934-2014
    Arlene Sadev Uslander, a teacher, author and editor, helped develop the "Study of People Program" that taught sex education to first- through fifth-grade children in Skokie School District 68 beginning in the late 1950s. Mrs. Uslander later co-...
  • Obesity, nutrition, and warning: Letters

    Obesity: No quick fix A recent news item about a young, overweight mother who died following surgery to reduce her body fat is disturbing. Obesity is the result of poor lifestyle choices over a long period of time. Attempting to reverse this...
  • My world of sports -- in a wheelchair

    "Stop moving unless you want your eyeballs to be patriotic, too." One of my best friends, Michaela, said these words to me a few weeks ago as she carefully painted an American flag across my entire face in preparation for the United States vs....
  • Winnifred Cook Huder: Food and family were constants for ex-teacher

    Winnifred Cook Huder: Food and family were constants for ex-teacher
    If there was one thing Winnifred Cook Huder was known for, it was her skills behind a hot stove. Whatever the occasion — a housewarming, a sick friend, a family gathering — Huder was ready with a baked ham, black-eyed peas and other Southern...
  • More Federal Subpoenas In Hartford Charter School Probe

    More Federal Subpoenas In Hartford Charter School Probe
    HARTFORD — City and state educators said Monday that they had been served with subpoenas by a federal grand jury examining the expenditure of millions of dollars in public money by the troubled charter school management company FUSE. The subpoenas...
  • Breast Cancer Survivor Sharing 'Hymns For The Soul' On New CD

    Breast Cancer Survivor Sharing 'Hymns For The Soul' On New CD
    Jolie Rocke Brown, a gifted, versatile vocalist from Wethersfield who's as much at home soaring on opera arias and celestial hymns as she is getting down with funky blues and earthy jazz, just might, at long last, have the whole world in her hands...