| Sep 19, 2013
It took a Chicago guy named Daley to honestly assess the "enormity" of American politics.
But I'm sure glad he did.
"Even though you're around it for a long time, you don't get a sense of the enormity of it until you get into it," Bill Daley said...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:41 PM
More than 22,300 Washington County Public Schools system students return to the classroom Wednesday, but their teachers have been busy for days setting up their classrooms ahead of time.
Spanish teacher Lauren Ebersole said she was excited to have her...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:43 PM
When Washington County Public Schools elementary students and parents see the first report card of the school year, it will look significantly different.
Among the most obvious differences: Students will be graded on many more learning objectives, or...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Aberdeen Christian School
First day: Sept. 3
Projected enrollment: 150
Administrator: Amy Beaner
New staff: Bruce Brown, third- and fourth-grade teacher, Kerry Shannon, high school English teacher; Dan McCarlson, senior Bible teacher.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Local public schools saw modest gains in English but a small dip on math test scores, according to data released this week by the California Department of Education.
In Burbank, 69% of students tested as proficient or advanced in the English-language...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:06 PM
For the first time in a decade, students in Newport-Mesa saw their scores decline, albeit slightly, on the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments that measure proficiency in English-language arts and math and other subjects.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Here's my favorite sentence: "Aren't I?" In recent months, I've trotted it out half a dozen times to end an argument about grammar. It works. Better than any other sentence I know, "Aren't I?" illustrates an important fact about grammar: It's not all...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Opening day: Aug. 20
The official opening of the Aberdeen Public Schools will be Aug. 20. This will be a half-day of school. Breakfast and lunch will not be served (see information for CHS ninth grade below). Students will report to their respective...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:51 PM
ROCKWOOD — Not many Somerset County residents have stories about visiting South Africa at age 4.
At 22, Sarah Sleasman has been all over the world with her family and, more recently, by herself for missions trips and to pursue a career in...
| Aug 2, 2013
For four hours on a recent Wednesday morning, about a dozen teachers from Batavia School District 101 traded in the 70-degrees-and-sunny summer day for a sparse conference room in the district headquarters.
They sat together according to the grades they...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:19 PM
South Florida religious conservatives and others on the political right, determined to transform the political landscape, have gone thorough their own boot camp.
They call themselves "effectivists."
Hosted by the nine-campus megachurch Calvary Chapel,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:37 PM
She sang soprano as a star in her high school musical this spring, and now 17-year old Kira Geary of Somerset will have a voice in national policy at the United Church of Christ, a 1.3 million-member denomination.
“It’s just really cool to...