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In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
The Hartford CourantFormer Mayor Thirman Milner recalled a time when he wanted his name taken off the school building where he stood Tuesday night. "You walk in the school, you can see the difference," said Milner, 79, as parents and staff mingled in the library of...
We share the editorial view that outgoing Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso created a strong platform to sustain ongoing improvement in our schools ("School reform 2.0," May 12). But the editorial's call for more standardization around the system...
Touchstone Theatre Ensemble member Emma Chong has been a part of the company's Young Playwrights Festival for more than four years. Chong says she still gets excited when she sees the faces of those elementary and middle school children come alive as they...
The poet John Lydgate's observation, "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time," holds true after this year's legislative session....
The Chicago City Council will vote on many items Wednesday. None likely will be more important than the zoning change on tap for the property at 2245 W. Pershing Road. That is where Concept Schools, a top-quality charter operator, wants to open the...
Alburtis Borough is holding its Centennial celebration on the weekend of May 10-12. Following is the complete schedule of events. FRIDAY, MAY 10 6:30 p.m.: "100th Birthday" Cake Cutting, featuring Opening Remarks @ Borough Hall (260 Franklin Street)...
DETROIT (AP) — President Obama's education secretary will be in Detroit today for a town hall meeting on education issues. He will also visit three area schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Governor Rick Snyder will visit a fifth-grade class...
Tags: Schools, Arne Duncan, Barack Obama, Rick Snyder
DETROIT (AP) — Grand Valley State University in western Michigan is widening its footprint in southeastern Michigan with the opening of a downtown Detroit complex to help manage the operations of charter schools and other education and business...
When ArtsQuest cut half its annual lineup of music festivals in December and significantly reduced others in belt-tightening moves, RiverJazz escaped unscathed. That's partially because the spring celebration of jazz had already undergone change:...
Change of SubjectThe "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
Tribune reporterMaking what was billed as his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took questions from the press at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes outside North Chicago this afternoon...
Tags: Schools, Education, Israel, Dick Durbin, Chicago Charter Schools
May 17, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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