| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:47 PM
NEWTOWN — Last week, Dr. Laura Nowacki took me on one of her favorite runs, through the fields and along the trails next to the Governor's Horse Guard property in Newtown.
It was foggy, so we couldn't see the view, which she kept assuring me was...
| Nov 24, 2013
Jerry Neugarten can make you care about chess even if you don't know a pawn from a rook.
"It's a wonderful battle game," he said when I met him last weekend at a citywide chess tournament for grade school kids, "the most beautiful battle game of all...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Heard about the kindergarten building in Germany that's shaped like a giant cat? Students enter the front door/mouth as though they're being swallowed.
Cute, you might say. But is that intelligent architecture? In such buildings, function and...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Good morning class, and welcome back! My name is Frustrated Cranky Antiquated Teacher, but that's Mr. FCAT to you. With schools reopening across South Florida on Monday, time for a quick orientation session. Be sure to raise your hands, and I'll be...
| Jul 24, 2013
The Washington County Health Department, Division of Behavioral Health Services was recently one of the recipients of the 2013 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Science and Service Awards for the Treatment of Opioid-related...
| Feb 10, 2008
| 4:56 PM
In its heyday, Hampton's all-black Phenix High School produced some of the city's best and brightest, and it regularly collected championships in football, basketball and tennis.
But the school that...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:11 PM
It's no wonder that protesters in Brazil are holding signs reading "more education, less soccer," or that there are constant teacher strikes in Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Mexico - Latin American schoolteachers are among the most miserably paid in the...
| Jul 3, 2013
Just to begin to get a handle on how next year's projected budget reductions will hit individual Chicago public schools, concerned parents and staff members have to go to the website of Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education and click through to...
| Nov 1, 2009
Last week I got a Facebook invite from someone who knew me in elementary school.
I did not have the faintest idea who he is, but he knows both my brother's names and the park we played at. It's not the first time someone who I don't remember has...
| May 19, 2011
| 12:38 PM
By Connie Sieh Groop, Farm Forum Editor
With farming and ranching, we recognize the amazing opportunities in the spaces around us. We plant crops in precise rows with so many seeds per inch. We plan to run livestock on pasture based on how many acres...
| Jun 6, 2011
Lauren Parsekian is on a mission: To help bring awareness to the topic of bullying by offering solutions to schools across the country. Parsekian, 24, and her business partner, Molly Stroud, 23, who she met in college at Pepperdine, have a new documentary...
| Jun 10, 2011
Readers were passionate about our recent column on the Kind Campaign's fight against bullying. The movement, which was founded by Lauren Parsekian and Molly Stroud, focuses on helping students and communities get educated about the dangers of bullying...