As the summer quickly comes to an end, educators, parents and students have started to gear up for another school year. For most of us, students included, this is an exciting time full of anticipation, wonder and hope. As an educator, I share these thoughts and expectations with my colleague…
T.F. South grad and New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas works on blocking with a young participant at his recent football camp.
T.F. South defensive coordinator Bob Padjen, center, will be inducted into the Illinois Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.
If you follow the recent trends in school education, you should be aware of our latest national initiative, Common Core State Standards. These standards were recommended and designed to support a consistent and rigorous national curriculum that would relate to practical issues and support st…
Dwayne Evans is principal of Thornton Fractional North High School.
Schools are some of the most complex organizations to lead and support. A multifaceted corps of individuals (administrators, teachers, nonteaching personnel, maintenance staff, others) organize around schools goals in order to support the needs of their students.
Saints' running back Pierre Thomas works on blocking with a young camper during his free skills camp last month at T.F. South.
Recently, I was driving around with my daughter and we came across a high school. She asked me if that school was a “bad” school.
Thornton Fractional North High School
Thornton Fractional North Principal Dwayne Evans stands among more than 60 flags of colleges and armed services that remind students of their options after graduation.
Collegiate banners line the hallways at Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City.
Thornton Fractional North Principal Dwayne Evans stands in front of the school's main entrance.
Pierre Thomas talks to the campers at the Pierre Thomas Skills Camp at T.F. South on Thursday.
Pierre Thomas helps a young athlete with a drill during his Pierre Thomas Skills Camp earlier this week. The T.F. South graduate is a huge Blackhawks fan, and says he'll be at tonight's Stanley Cup Final game.
Pierre Thomas participating in a football drill with campers at his skills camp at T.F. South on Thursday.
T.F. South Head Football Coach Tom Padjen, left, welcomes Pierre Thomas at T.F. South on Thursday.
At the beginning of each year, we search for personal resolutions and opportunities to improve on ourselves based on what we did or did not do the previous year.
It is important for all of us to understand the public good of public education.
I started writing this column a few weeks ago, and I was thrown back a little bit because I lost a really good friend, Anthony.
Education has long been the whipping child for society's ills. As we recently celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, we were reminded of how social inequality has affected our nation. As a nation, we continue to strive for educational equality for all students. In the quest f…
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