The Harrison reforms started with superintendent Mike Miles asking a question: If 80 percent of my budget is devoted to salaries, shouldn't salaries be linked to performance? Sounds logical, but in the school world, that's radical thinking.
Madonna is at the top of the Billboard charts, "Titanic" may be the highest-grossing movie of the week and "The Mummy," Twins, "Dumb and Dumber," "Summer School," "Anchorman," "Top Gun," "Total Recall" and even "Phantom of the Opera" are either getting sequels or being remade. Nothing is new, and that's sad.
Sid Davis was a 34-year-old White House correspondent for Westinghouse Radio covering President Kennedy's fateful visit to Dallas on Nov. 21, 1963. He was in the press bus close behind Kennedy's limousine when Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed Kennedy.
This week two seemingly unrelated but very connected events took place: freak tornadoes struck the Dallas area yesterday with unexpected ferocity and the hard-hit area's Member of Congress bragged about cutting funds for... predicting storms and reducing their impact.
Fracking and its impact on public health, in particular our children's health, is a serious issue that calls for swift action -- action that the gas industry repeatedly tries to block.
Texas survived and again prospered, but in politicians like Rick Perry and Ron Paul it still displays a broad populist streak that includes enthusiastically bashing the Fed.
The Dallas Fed argues that the Fed's easy money policy can't be much help to the U.S. economy as long as Wall Street is "still clogged with toxic assets accumulated in the boom years." So what's the answer? It's "breaking up the nation's biggest banks into smaller units."
Plans to move regional, mail-processing activities from Loyola Avenue in downtown New Orleans to Baton Rouge are not a done deal, according to the U.S. Postal Service and union spokesmen last week.
I am scared. It is not a new fear, but one that has never gone away, and is heightened as I look at my three beautiful boys. These precious ones, for whom my husband and I have lovingly and willingly sacrificed much.
Why would you ride on Greyhound instead of driving -- or grabbing a train or plane?
Reality television capitalizes on shortcuts and exaggeration, playing to the lowest common denominator when advantageous, Top Chef has historically dwelled in reputable terrain.
Let's use this massive television event as a platform to address our own energy needs, consumption rates and alternatives, all while highlighting the measures the NFL has taken to reduce its impact during the year's most-watched game.
Rawlings has spent the last few days in an unsuccessful effort to appease his city's LGBT population after refusing to sign a pledge promising support for full marriage equality.
"Our hydraulics are leaking and it wouldn't really be a good idea if we tried to fly that way. Not a good idea at all. I'm sure you'd all agree."
Johnson County, Texas leaders and residents filtered into the Cleburne Conference Center on Dec. 20 in Texas to witness and celebrate the groundbreaking of Chisholm Trail Parkway.
"Sacrifice of Isaac" depicts Abraham about to prove his devotion to God by slitting the throat of his son Isaac when a winged angel steps in to intervene.