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Chefs Alice Waters and Suzanne Goin are pairing up to host “Lunch Matters,” a fundraiser to revamp the lunch program at the Larchmont Charter School in West Hollywood on April 21. The event will raise funds to rebuild a kitchen where the...
Time for a Chicago history quiz. 1. Who was Ignance (also known as Ignacy) Paderewski? a. A Polish pianist b. The second prime minister of the Republic of Poland c. The namesake of a school on the list of 54 Chicago public schools set to be closed...
Charter schools in Lake County so far have been either a bore or a dismal failure. That's too bad, because charters hold intriguing possibilities for education. They also can quickly descend into the realm of educational whimsy — funded by you,...
SACRAMENTO -- As Michelle Rhee pushes her controversial brand of education reform in California's capital, she has tapped one of the town's most influential power brokers, Fabian Nunez, to guide her strategy. The former Assembly speaker and high-powered...
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday. Here's what we're reading this morning. * Orlando Sentinel reports that former RPOF Chairman Jim Greer faces sentencing today. * The Sun-Sentinel writes that the Senate will pitch its repeal of PIP...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelBills in the state legislature that would give school districts and the state more power to regulate charters would be a move in the wrong direction, said Jeanne Allen, founder and president of the Center for Education Reform, in an interview with...
Sophomore sprint standout Xavier Atkins was cleared to compete for Port Orange Spruce Creek last week after transferring back from a Volusia County charter school where he improved his grade point average. Atkins put on a show at the Five Star...
Tags: Track and Field, New Smyrna Beach
It is abundantly clear how little this city cares about the poor children, who are victims not only of the urban violence that surrounds them, but are also victimized by our so-called "leaders." Closing schools is framed as benefiting poor children....
Tags: Chicago Charter Schools
Chicago is not unique among large cities recently compelled by demographic changes, increasing pressure to deal with underperforming schools and competition from private and charter schools to close many campuses. Though CPS is probably closing the...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelTwo decades into the school “reform” drive that has painted itself as having everyone on board, a strong, nationwide counter-movement has emerged. Diane Ravitch, the grande dame of American education and a research professor of...
OXON HILL, Md.--Returning to a public stage for the first time since losing the presidential election, Mitt Romney called on Republicans Friday to put a powerful U.S. military at the top of their agenda. The 2012 Republican nominee had a distrustful...
As I walk around Baltimore, it has become apparent that the city is on an upward swing. I see more people out on the streets and living in places that once seemed underused or headed for trouble. Streets and places I once considered dangerous are not...
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