| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The email was an invitation to step back in time, from someone I hadn't seen or talked to since 1965.
Joe Migliore had noticed my byline on a column in our hometown paper, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It was about the shift in racial labels —...
| Mar 10, 2014
Curie Metro High School's fall from grace — and demise in the state tournament — was tough for Sonny Parker to watch.
Parker is the father of Duke University basketball phenom Jabari Parker, and he's also a friend of Mike Oliver, Curie's...
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Last January, in the tear-filled weeks following the horrible attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we decided to donate a copy of “Roxy’s Forever Home” to all Sandy Hook students. Many of our friends donated books, which were all...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...