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Tribune reporterChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district’s plan to close schools, was reelected to a second three-year term...
If we were to travel west out of Jerusalem we would soon find ourselves going down out of the Judean hills. Reaching the bottomlands we would be in the Jordan Valley. The air would be very hot and sticky. The ground would be baked, dry to the point of...
Growing up can be tough, but children of preachers face an extra element — the added pressure to keep up appearances and not give in to temptation. Also dealing with the church takes up a lot of parents' time, and that means more stress and more...
Tags: Human Interest, Judaism, Israel, Religion and Belief, Sociology
Making the case to close Ericson Academy on the West Side, Chicago Public Schools officials stressed that it would cost $9.6 million to fix the 51-year-old building. What they didn't point out in materials provided to parents was that they planned to...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago Teachers Union's decision to go to court to try to stop the city from closing 53 elementary schools, while not unexpected, makes clear that the Board of Education's vote on the proposal next week will not put an end to the controversy. The...
Tags: Lawyers, Chicago Teachers Union, Judges, Trials, Autism
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave a victory to Monsanto and other makers of patented seeds Monday, ruling they can prohibit farmers from growing a second crop from their genetically engineered seeds. In a unanimous decision, the court said the...
Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news sweeping the globe about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls,...
Tags: Hungary, Religion and Belief, Roman Catholicism, BBC, Nazareth
Twenty-four graduating high school student-athletes, representing Harford County's 12 senior classes, will be honored at the 28th Annual Al Cesky Scholarship Fund's (ACSF) awards banquet Wednesday at the Richlin Ballroom, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are...
Associated PressVATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is getting back into its centuries-old tradition of arts patronage with its first-ever exhibit at the Venice Biennale, commissioning a biblically inspired show about creation, destruction and renewal for one of the...
The younger generation's eyeballs roll when I get up at weddings, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs to offer a toast to a great-grandmother even the oldest guests never met, but who enabled us to be together. Yet I'd bet that my children and grandchildren...
Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr, who with a handful of families founded Temple Kol Ami in Plantation 37 years ago, is retiring. A relaxed Harr celebrated with members of the Reform synagogue at a Friday night service attended by his former assistant rabbis, who...
The Indiana Department of Education released a list of schools receiving the 4-Star designation for 2013, including many local ones. To receive the designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in ISTEP testing results, according to...
Tags: Middle Schools, High Schools, Schools
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