| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says Larry Hogan doesn't care about children and that is why he is against Mr. Brown's pre-K plan for everyone in the state. But what Mr. Brown doesn't say is how he proposes to pay for this program.
Various studies have...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:08 AM
AVON — A student at Avon High School was recognized by the board of education on Tuesday for her volunteer work at the school district's summer program for pre-school aged children.
Each month the board gives what it calls Avon Achiever awards...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Microscopes and mentoring opportunities were highlights of a class held in the new science lab at Assumption School in Manchester. Second grade students in Sister Joan Marie Crapps's class, who recently studied the states and properties of matter in...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Water, trash pickup and sewers are important functions of public health departments. Yet as long as water continues to run out of the tap when it is turned on, the trash is picked up on a regular basis and the sewers continue to work, sending that not-so-...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Her doctor's words shook her like an earthquake: "If you don't lose weight, you won't get to your 60th birthday."
Vivian Stancil, a retired Long Beach schoolteacher, was 50. She stood 5 feet tall and weighed 319 pounds.
"A bowling ball wouldn't even...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
For the third year, Nova High School in Davie has provided its ninth-graders and tenth-graders taking certain core subjects the option to be in an all-girl, all-boy or co-gender class.
Nova is among six Broward County Public Schools—two high,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:13 AM
We came a long way, baby. Then we stalled. Now we're picking up speed again.
The General Social Survey, a sociological analysis of demographics and attitudes in the United States, has measured Americans' support for gender equity since 1977. Until the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:54 AM
I read with interest Lee Butz's recent Your View ("Increased funding for preschool education a wise investment") about the impact that pre-kindergarten programs can have on young learners.
As a retired rear admiral of the Coast Guard, I know firsthand...