| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Another academic year starts at 4,634 institutions of higher education in the U.S., including 1,705 public, 1,713 private non-profit and 1,216 private for-profit institutions, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
According to the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:55 PM
This isn’t exactly a Thanksgiving column.
The Northampton family I’m writing about today has no long tradition of gathering around a turkey and the fixings. A year ago at this time, its mother and children barely knew any English, let alone...
| May 3, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Kwadarrius Smith has a message. It’s a message that easily could be filled with negativity, blame and vengeance.
Smith has taken a different route, focusing his energy on thinking back to how he got to this point in his life.
When he steps on...
| Aug 29, 2014
After three years of covering education in Lake County, Sentinel reporter Erica Rodriguez decided her real calling is to teach children.
So, she traded her press badge and the delights of the Lake County School Board for a room full of Hispanic kids...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Aaaahhh. Back to school time is upon us. Such a time of promise and anticipation, and I, Easy A. Harris, am looking forward to giving every one of my students an A.
Yes, I am.
OK, seriously, there were some of you who read my Easy A column last spring...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Katy Perry wasn’t sure what to do in Chicago with her free time other than museums. She asked for suggestions backstage at the sold-out United Center as the crowd waited anxiously for the “Firework” singer to take the stage.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Terrence P. Carter's chances of becoming New London's superintendent of schools seem remote, now that newspaper disclosures have sparked an investigation into whether he misrepresented his education credentials in past years and copied others' published...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:04 AM
I've long maintained that being a Midwesterner is a significant handicap in achieving author superstar status.
As other natives of the flyover states know, from birth we are inculcated with the notion that we are nothing special because no one is anyone...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:52 PM
It was one line from a column of mine about the response of Los Angeles Unified officials to revelations of child abuse by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary.
I'd quoted senior administrator George McKenna telling a community meeting that Miramonte's...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Q: When a white van with "school students' written on the rear is unloading students, what are the rules for passing? Is that an official school bus?
— Regina Boose, Earl Township, Berks County
A: It's a good time of the year to review the...