| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Bruce Reed, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff for nearly three years, will leave the administration next month to lead the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Los Angeles-based philanthropic group that backs efforts to change public schools,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
In a September column, I discussed the three major ways to get out of default on a student loan: repayment, consolidation and rehabilitation. Of the three, rehabilitation is the only way to have a default removed from your credit report. It involves...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Public School designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne were named the winners of the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award on Monday night in New York City.
New York-based menswear brand Public School was one of 10...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:43 AM
It's hard to exaggerate just how much of an accomplishment it was for the Harford Tech girls soccer team to beat C. Milton Wright two weeks ago to win the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship.
Most definitely both teams were evenly...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:29 AM
After 10 weeks (or so) of football, the MIAA champions have been crowned -- McDonogh in the A Conference, St. Paul's in the B Conference and St. John's-CP in the C Conference -- and the public school teams are rolling into the playoffs.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas as his Democratic running mate for next year's election.
Vallas, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 against Rod Blagojevich, fills...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party, claiming that the only way the GOP can have a viable future is for them to behave like Democrats.
Last weekend, National Review magazine sponsored a...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:07 AM
A mother in Alamogordo, N.M., happened to flip through her kid's homework and was distraught by what she found. Nancy Wilmott's teenage daughter had been assigned to read the British writer Neil Gaiman's “Neverwhere,” which happens to have one...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard criticized Chicago Democrats’ control of state government Sunday and said geographic and partisan balance is needed to make sure all parts of Illinois are treated equally.
Dillard, a state senator from...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Several times a week she drives to her mother's house, trudges down to the basement and carries up drums, violins, a trumpet, easels, paints, brushes and art supplies. Then she loads them in her subcompact and heads off to a Detroit school -- where she...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
While it may not be in the interest of Baltimore City public school students that the school board will no longer guarantee loans for public charter school renovations, the larger question is whether city will use its $1.1 billion capital improvement fund...