| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Saying Pennsylvania's new academic standards have given them legal might, six school districts and seven parents are suing the state Department of Education and state officials over what they claim is an "irrational school-funding system."
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:23 AM
A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge. He replied, "It's like Groundhog Day: every year I go to the state capital and ask them to stop sending so much money to the...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:21 PM
It seems each generation discovers a new Stevie Wonder.
In the early 1960s, he was the musical boy genius who at 13 became the youngest artist to ever have a No. 1 record, with "Fingertips — Part 1 & 2." In the later 1960s, he was the R&B artist...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:05 PM
A proposal for greater citizen oversight of the Ferguson Police Department has been criticized as "weak" and "insulting" by police experts and St. Louis-area officials who examined the plan Thursday, while others say it is a positive step forward that...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:19 PM
HAMPTON — Hampton High School will see a change in its operating structure this school year. Tiffany Hardy was recently appointed as principal and Kevin Davis will serve as school operations and student services principal, according to a news...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:40 PM
HAMPTON — The School Board met for the first time Wednesday evening since a series of town hall meetings regarding controversial pay raises given to school administrators.
The meeting did not garner much attendance outside of board recognitions,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:46 AM
City leaders in Ferguson, Mo., confronted demands for reform from an angry crowd at their first public meeting since last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer ignited weeks of protests.
The atmosphere was charged from...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:01 AM
The Hampton branch of the NAACP will host a community forum Monday evening with Hampton Superintendent of Schools Linda Shifflette to discuss education-related issues.
Ann Stephens Cherry, education chairman of the NAACP, said that this will be the...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Two of Broward’s leading African-American politicians of different generations – Bobby DuBose, 43, and Levoyd Williams, 67 – had a sometimes spirited discussion over the use of the N-word this week.
DuBose, a Fort Lauderdale city...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:23 PM
From ice bucket challenges to the upcoming midterm elections, we are reminded again and again how the Internet has changed the way we live and connect and organize. Digital equality has become fundamental to economic, cultural and political equality....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Do you know the Monuments Men?
I don't mean the George Clooney movie with the middling box-office numbers. I mean the male geniuses, according to architecture's creaky conventional wisdom, who push the profession forward with one pricey and daring...