| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Good news for several local arts and cultural groups, who are the recipients of large grants from Dr. Phillips Charities, the Central Florida philanthropic organization that also provided the large naming gift for Orlando's soon-to-be new arts center....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Hoping to narrow the achievement gap for children in poverty, Orlando Science Center and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are teaming up to introduce hundreds of disadvantaged preschoolers to arts and sciences.
The partnership, announced...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:41 AM
One of the central missions of the Orlando Science Center, JoAnn Newman noted, is to develop within young people a passion for science – how it can be fun, exciting, and something they look forward to.
What that also accomplishes, she added, is...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:40 AM
MANCHESTER — An open house is slated for Sept. 10 for parents interested in registering their children in a preschool program based at Manchester High School.
The program, for children ages 3-5 who are fully toilet trained, runs every Tuesday,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education passed a resolution Tuesday to increase funding by millions of dollars for the district's early education program.
The resolution, which passed in a 6-1 vote, is intended to eventually restore funding over the...
| Aug 31, 2014
Q: My child is beginning kindergarten this year, but I am having second thoughts about his readiness. I want him to be successful in school and I am not sure what to do. How can I tell if he is ready?
A: Kindergarten readiness is not just about...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A La Grange Park District preschool program is adding classes at a building in Sedgwick Park this fall in an effort to meet growing demand, a Park District official said.
Learning Ladders Preschool classes will be offered before and after school at a...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Democrat Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor distributes a mailer to voters questioning opponent Douglas F. Gansler's "puzzling priorities."
What the mailer says:
It juxtaposes two issues that have surfaced in the June 24 Democratic primary. "Why...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Palm Beach County is considering creating a new county department intended to consolidate efforts to help local children.
The new Children and Youth Services Department would take a host of children’s programs spread among other branches of county...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:08 PM
One teacher allegedly pushed a pre-kindergarten student. Another is accused of showing up at school intoxicated multiple times. Another couldn't show up for school at all because she was in jail.
They were three of four Broward County teachers...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Shawn L. Jackson has been a principal at Chicago Public School's Spencer Technology Academy for five years. He has some definite ideas about what makes a good school administrator.
"Pursue this career for the right reason — and that is to be an...