Area News

Public Funds, Private Schools: America’s Widespread School Funding Problem

Across the country, private school systems have been seeking public funding from various levels of government. Public reactions have been mixed, but a majority seem to agree that public funds should be reserved for public education, leaving charter and private schools to find their own sources of funding through tuition and similar means. Private School…

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Association Health Plans Have Their Own Pitfalls

Association health insurance is back!   Perhaps you remember those policies that were offered to you as a member of a local business or social group or trade association. The policies were usually marketed as “affordable” – whatever that meant in those days.  Sometimes, though, certain kinds of organizations that offered association insurance became insolvent…

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Clinton Comes Together in Times of Tragedy

It is so great to see our community come together in a time of tragedy. From goody bags for students, breakfast for teachers, donating coffee, prayer, calls, e-mails, visits, and more, love was poured out last week and continues to be shown this week. Many have asked about a vigil or memorial on Sumner Hill’s…

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Clinton Park accepting applications for Pre-K program

Clinton Park will accept applications for its pre-K program beginning April 1. Children will be accepted into the program based on a needs assessment, with numerical value assigned to each category. “We receive grant funding for our pre-K program so unfortunately there is limited availability,” said Dr. Tim Martin, Superintendent of Schools. “It is not…

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Getting a Mammogram: When You Should Do It And Why

Mammograms are a key part of any mature woman’s health routine. The importance of mammograms is indispensable in early diagnoses of breast cancer, especially considering that 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Because the risk of breast cancer increases as a woman ages, women are eligible…

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Clinton Park adds resource center for ELL families

Families of students whose first language isn’t English now have a resource center at Clinton Park Elementary School. “There are a variety of resources that can be useful to our families in supporting their students from home,” said English language teacher Michaela Charanza. “Many of these resources are especially helpful to our newcomer families.” The…

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Understanding the Green New Deal and How Farmers Could Change the Future

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Congress, has received considerable attention in recent months. Although she’s certainly incensed many conservatives, no one can accuse the New York representative of resting on her laurels. She’s already considered to be one of the rising stars of the Democratic party and has played…

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Eastside PTO adds committee to support Clinton Alternative School

Clinton Alternative School has a small enrollment and a dozen faculty and staff. It does not have any booster clubs or a Parent Teacher Organization. “Many families rely on the services we offer at Clinton Alterative School, and these teachers and staff are very dedicated, hard-working people,” said Dr. Tim Martin, superintendent. “For many years,…

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