| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:40 AM
American Education Week will sweep through our local schools Nov. 18-22. Parent visitations, open houses and many exciting programs have been planned for this special week. Rodgers Forge Elementary School welcomes parents of grade three on Nov. 18, grades...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:39 PM
A roughly five-month investigation into hazing allegations at Maine West High School has cost the district about $115,000, a district spokesman said Saturday.
In January, Maine Township High School District 207 hired the law firm of Hinshaw &...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Though it’s only the first day of the new year, the calendar is already packed for the Jewel City. A plastic bag ban goes into effect this year, the Museum of Neon Art is slated to open, the city looks to see how Chief Robert Castro will run the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Issues surrounding bullying have taken a front seat in public discourse during the past few years, and the growing awareness has generally been regarded as a positive development.
But in recent months questions have been increasingly raised about the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:50 PM
It's hard to think of Jonathan Martin as a hapless victim of bullying. He's 6 foot 5, 312 pounds, with a Stanford education and a job he loves.
At least he seemed to love it until last week, when he walked away from the Miami Dolphins football team...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Four Manchester High School students involved in a cyber-bullying incident that circulated an online list of female students and their alleged sexual activity have been properly suspended, pending possible expulsion.
As a high school teacher and often...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Charges have been dropped against two teenage girls accused of bullying a 12-year-old Florida student into killing herself in September, but the controversy isn't over.
The suicide of Rebecca Ann Sedwick became one of the nation's most prominent...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Last month's march against bullying by a group of San Clemente High School students near Main Beach was as much a visible reminder of this type of harassment and its severe consequences as it was a call to eradicate it from society.
And as recent...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
I've written a few columns about bullying, and the topic never fails to elicit an impassioned response.
For the most part, the feedback from parents, educators and others in the community reveals wide agreement that we all have a part to play in...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
NEW YORK -- Detectives suspect that a 16-year-old boy made threatening phone calls to two classmates before going on a stabbing rampage at his Pennsylvania high school, according to investigative documents released Monday.
Four students at Franklin...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Luckily, Shandeep Dhillon's cousin had recently gotten married.
That meant he alone could outfit much of Fowler High School for its first Bollywood night. His uncle's regal, embroidered sherwani coat went to the Central Valley school's principal, Hank...