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L.A. NOWIn a school board election that attracted national money and attention, candidates backing both Supt. John Deasy and the teachers union won election Tuesday night....
School districts in Des Plaines and Park Ridge are bracing for more rigorous standardized testing that could result in fewer students earning passing grades. Officials in both districts said they're implementing curriculum and practices to meet the more...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterCALEXICO — Inspired by the FFA motto “live to serve,” the Calexico FFA chapter often organizes events to help give back to the community that has given them so much support. In October, the chapter organized a canned-food drive that...
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When Keith Bellows' firstborn, Adam, was 18, his idea of getting outdoors was "opening a window," Bellows says. That's mildly frustrating for the average parent. For Bellows — editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler, native son of the...
Names: Amy Herzog and Debbie Kanter Ages: 44 and 42 Hometown: Highland Park Name of business: North Shore College Consulting Describe what you do. We are professionally-trained independent college consultants, providing individual, comprehensive...
Daily American Staff WriterAs the annual standardized tests are being administered in Pennsylvania schools starting this week, a movement is growing among parents to opt out of the tests. North Star Superintendent Shawn Kovac said the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests...
It wasn't B.J. Thomas, exactly, but musical raindrops seemed to be falling in a white-walled rehearsal room next to Walt Disney Concert Hall, courtesy of Milo Talwani, one of the L.A. composers least likely to write melody, let alone ear candy, into a...
Professional word merchants can get a little insecure when some unjournalist comes along and does a better job of putting passages together. It happens to me all too often. I'll write a column filled with dazzling piquancy and logic, and along comes...
Re "Cheating is cheating," Editorial, April 3 You accuse us of weakening our condemnation of test score tampering in Atlanta because we also condemned the climate created by policymakers' fixation on standardized tests. Cheating is cheating. It should...
My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!? The seven were nicknamed "the...
Voting may be the ultimate act of optimism. If it can't help, why bother? People who go to the polls are investing in the future of their city, asserting by their action that there is a choice to be made and that the choice is consequential. But...
Daily American Staff Writer, @daalyssacMEYERSDALE — Nearly 4.5 mills of taxes in the Meyersdale school district go toward alternative schooling, according to Superintendent Tracey Karlie. The millage rate translates to $455,000 of taxpayers' money going toward cyber, charter, private...
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