Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 60

  • Get educated about education

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    The community will get a double dose of education-inspired talk this week with a presentation by Miami University education professor Michael Dantley on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and a screening of the film No Textbook Answer: Communities Confront the Achievement Gap the following Saturday. See the film’s trailer here.

  • Writer to read essays about his life with cancer

    Writer and teacher Rafael Torch to speak at Antioch College.

    As part of the Antioch College fireside reading series, writer and teacher Rafael Torch will read from his recent creative nonfiction work on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Coretta Scott King Center.

  • Schools aim for least harmful cuts

    The ultimate goal of school district budget cuts is to respond to the district’s deficit spending while making the least amount of programmatic change.

  • Inspiring better education

    About 50 people came to hear Deborah Meier and Shadia Alvarez, both progressive educators and Antioch alumni, speak at the Herndon Gallery on Antioch College campus Feb. 12.

  • BLOG — Chilis that came before the McKinney Chili Cook-off

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    The McKinney School’s 17th annual Chili Cook-off is coming next month, and it has some stiff competition from chiliheads around the country.

  • Party with the stars on the big screen

    Jenny Cowperthwaite-Ruka and Maureen Lynch toast to the Little Art's second annual Oscar party.

    Tickets are still available for the Little Art Theatre’s weekend-long celebration of the 2011 Academy Awards.

  • BLOG — Students vet the culinary industrial complex

    Lauren Heaton

    School food may be wanting, but it is astonishing to think that anyone could come up with a meal plan to feed a bunch of hungry kids with picky tastes for under two bucks fifty a meal.

  • YS Bahá’ís back those in Iran

    Growing up in Iran in the 1950s and ’60s, local resident Farzaneh (Behjati) Mader experienced some discrimination based on her adherence to the Bahá’í faith. But the Iranian Revolution had changed the country beyond recognition, especially for the Behjatis.

  • Teachers urge caution—Personnel cuts detrimental?

    With a healthy cash carryover, the Yellow Springs district should be “judicious” about decisions to eliminate staff and cut benefits, which could end up hurting the district more than helping, the teachers said.

  • Students dig for morbid treasures

    Travis Scarfpin dislodged a rodent skull from his owl pellet.

    Fifth grade students glean the inside story from owl pellets.