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  • James Carlin: Longtime high-school teacher was big hit with students

    James Carlin: Longtime high-school teacher was big hit with students
    James N. "Doc" Carlin was a tall man with a bushy white beard and a booming voice that reached all the way to the back of his high-school classroom. And when he taught English literature, he held his students in rapt attention with his large presence...
  • Whitehall-Coplay teachers say no strike vote planned

    Whitehall-Coplay teachers say no strike vote planned
    The Whitehall-Coplay School District issued a news release Tuesday, saying it received "reliable information" that its teachers union was planning to take a vote this week authorizing a strike. But the district's source is wrong, according to Whitehall-...
  • Mike Ryan: Support scholastic chess in our schools

    Developing critical thinking skills in our students serves to catapult those young minds toward their dreams. In addition, common sense tells us such skills correlate with higher graduation rates and lower rates of criminal justice intervention. In...
  • Lake Howell's weeds, prayer, and marriage: Letters

    Lake Howell's weeds Ralph Hudson of Winter Park, in the Aug. 13 letters to the editor, argued against the proposed development of property owned by the Catholic Diocese of Orlando. But why would anyone want to live on Lake Howell with its current...
  • Train the unemployed as teachers or teaching assistants

    Two years ago, we were a young family that was looking forward to raising our children in the city before my wife was offered a better job in Arizona. We hope to return to Chicago and thus remain invested in its well-being. Thank you to the Tribune for...
  • NCC earns 'military friendly' ranking, and other company news

    Community college earns military-friendly ranking Northampton Community College has been recognized on the Military Friendly Schools list for the third consecutive year. The college has opened its doors to veterans since it was founded in 1967, and more...
  • Northampton Area School District doubles pre-kindergarten enrollment

    Northampton Area School District doubles pre-kindergarten enrollment
    Twice as many children as before are participating in the Northampton Area School District's pre-kindergarten program, and the numbers show it makes them better prepared in basic literacy skills than they otherwise would be. In her presentation on the...
  • 'Wonder Years' dad Dan Lauria encourages East Penn students to write

    'Wonder Years' dad Dan Lauria encourages East Penn students to write
    Dan Lauria, best known as the father in the ABC sitcom "The Wonder Years," sat in a rocking chair in front of more than 100 East Penn School District fifth-graders, all born long after the sitcom went off the air. The actor's goal was simple:...
  • 4 elementary schools to get assistant principals

    Two Newport-Mesa Unified School District teachers have been tapped to become assistant principals at four elementary schools. Jacob Topete, a fifth-grade teacher at Newport Heights who has taught in the district since 2007, will serve as assistant...
  • Parkland School Board to district's new hires: Welcome!

    Parkland School Board to district's new hires: Welcome!
    The Parkland School Board on Tuesday indulged in what President Roberta Marcus called its "favorite night of the year" — the reception to welcome new teachers and administrators. The majority of the new hires attended, and Pam Kelly, Parkland's...
  • Degler adds pucks to an already full plate as the new TV play-by-play voice of the Phantoms

    Steve Degler is old enough to remember the back-to-back Stanley Cup titles the Philadelphia Flyers won in 1974 and '75. "I've been a huge hockey fan my entire life," he said. "I've always been a Flyers fan." That's why Degler is a natural choice as...