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  • Let's Ditch Those Tests And Let Teachers Teach

    It's springtime, and that means it's time to test the kids. This spring, as our children endure Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Testing —- a test of the test —- much has been written about how we measure the effectiveness of our...
  • Fitness Files: Marathon helps kids in the long run

    Twenty years ago, Nick Arciniaga, an elite marathoner, was a quiet kid in my fourth-grade class. Recently, Nick told me he remembered winning a relay race in physical education class that year and thinking, "I can do this." At Monday's Boston Marathon,...
  • Mesa High moves up U.S. News' rankings

    Costa Mesa High School jumped significantly in U.S. News and World Report's list of best high schools in the nation released this week. Costa Mesa's increase marks the largest jump in score in all of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's high...
  • New Chicago high school to be named for Obama

    New Chicago high school to be named for Obama
    Chicago students vying for hard-to-get spots in the city's most competitive public high schools will get a new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama. For parents frustrated with a gut-wrenching process that some have...
  • Bethlehem schools expect 4.9 percent tax increase

    Bethlehem Area School District is proposing a 4.9 percent tax increase, the highest the district can raise taxes for next school year. The tax hike would raise the Northampton County rate to 50.99 mills and Lehigh County's to 15.77 mills. Though school...
  • Council Agrees To More Flexibility In Teacher Evaluations

    HARTFORD — A state education advisory council recommended a change Thursday in the teacher evaluation system to ensure that a significant portion of a teacher's review does not hinge on students' scores on a single state standardized test. "We...
  • Arundel students get a taste of government

    Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools. Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School...
  • Spring recruiting period provides unique opportunity

    Spring recruiting period provides unique opportunity
    College football’s spring recruiting evaluation period is underway, and for high school players like Everglades offensive lineman Richard Williams and Hallandale defensive end Dana Levine, that means scholarship offers are imminent. Over the...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off
    For the first time in Glendale Unified School District’s history, April 24 is no longer a school day. Previously, school remained open on the day that commemorates the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman Empire in...
  • Apopka football, basketball coaches remember days as roommates at Stetson

    Apopka football, basketball coaches remember days as roommates at Stetson
    APOPKA — Behind the closed doors of a small storage room that doubles as an office, Apopka football coach Rick Darlington revealed a side of himself most never see. "If someone would be in the bathroom shaving, I would sneak in and throw some...
  • Director Janine Bauer resigns from Allentown School Board

    As she announced her resignation from the Allentown School Board, Joanne Bauer held up a cherished item for Superintendent Russ Mayo. "My first-grade teacher, Mrs. Cook, wrote beautiful messages to us with this," she said, raising a glass inkwell for all...