| Nov 30, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Gracey Peatrowsky was on the verge of being held back in her kindergarten class at Panorama Elementary School in Santa Ana.
It was emotionally trying for her parents to decide how best to help their daughter.
Gracey struggled with not only her...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Nina Lidar, 10-year-old La Cañada resident, first place in the annual Valley Sun Thanksgiving Art Contest with her work executed in colored markers that judges deemed best captured the essence of the overall theme, “Thanksgiving in the United...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach was set to run a Scholastic Book Fair recently until the school discovered a disturbance.
Scholastic Books published a children's book, "Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt," that included a...
| Nov 25, 2013
It's morning at Northbrook's Shabonee School, and that means a group of about 20 third-graders, known as the "Blue Class," is learning how to plot information on a line graph.
Next door from Sandy Olson's classroom is Melissa Metzinger's "Red Class,"...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The sound of 150 children playing instruments — the violin, the trumpet, the oboe, the harp — spills out of every classroom, remarkably transforming an elementary school in a raggedy neighborhood of West Baltimore into a music conservatory....
| 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...
| Nov 23, 2013
Date: Sept. 7
Her story: Shannon Hanley, 31, grew up in Sparks. She works in the sales department as an implement coordinator at HFS Benefits in Hunt Valley. Her parents, Patrick and Eileen Hanley, live in Sparks.
His story: Paul Sortino, 29, grew...
| Nov 22, 2013
After reading Diane Rado and Alex Richards’s article on the results of Illinois school standardized test scores (“Illinois grade school test scores plunge — especially in poor communities,” News, Oct 31), it is apparent that the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Annapolis High School student Dajuan Gay left an after-school job early Wednesday so he could petition the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for later school start time. The junior than left the board meeting to resume his regimented daily schedule...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:47 PM
It's not often someone welcomes the command to hit the floor and do push-ups, but Hilltop Elementary School fifth-grader Christian Gavarrete didn't hesitate Tuesday when Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice ordered, "Give me 20."
The 10-year-old said...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Newport Elementary School's third annual jog-a-thon had students running to raise money for the school Wednesday morning against the picturesque backdrop of rolling waves crashing along the coastline.
Principal Rich Rodriguez high-fived a group of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:23 PM
Twenty-six young people will compete Saturday in the Miss Aberdeen Contest at the Ramkota Hotel Convention Center.
Three young women are vying for the title of Senior Miss Aberdeen. Five are seeking to become Junior Miss Aberdeen, and 17 are entered in...