| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:50 AM
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Senate has approved a measure that would spend more than $6 million to provide a one-time boost in state aid to school districts and technical schools.
Senators voted unanimously to pass the bill, which now goes to the...
| Mar 7, 2013
PIERRE — Down to four working days to wrap up the 2013 session, state legislators moved rapidly through final decisions on many bills Wednesday, including approval of millions of dollars in one-time aid to public schools and start-up of a program...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As the class of 2013 dispenses with college, reflects on commencement oratory and embraces quests beyond the campus cocoon, the rest of us would do well to consider their context and our choice.
This is a class rooted in the last century (born in 1991),...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The following is the full text of Gov. Bob McDonnell's 2013 State of the Commonwealth address:
Mr. Speaker. Mr. President.
Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the State Corporation Commission,
Ladies and Gentlemen of the General Assembly,...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
A team of "geeks" will arrive in South Bend in the next few weeks with one main goal: use computer programs to make the city better. The Code for America fellowship program is bringing the experts in fields such as computer programming and urban planning...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:43 PM
State Sen. Bill Ferguson, an alumnus of the Teach for America program, was helping former student Antuan Gladden through the process of applying for a job when Gladden's brother, a Navy sailor named Alonzo, was gunned down in front of a relative's home. ...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway.
She wanted his advice on how she would spend the second half of her junior year overseas while staying on track to earn a bachelor's degree in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Teach for America -- a nonprofit organization that places college graduates, professionals and others without traditional teaching degrees in schools -- has been touted for its success in bringing talented people into the field of education.
But in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...