Published January 19, 2016

Charter schools polarize local education arena

Margaret A. Thompson, TRIBUNE CHRONICLE
Published January 19, 2016

New state tests roll out

Local schools get ready for disruption

Margaret A. Thompson, TRIBUNE CHRONICLE
Published January 19, 2016

Baseball for all

League offers participation for physical, learning disabled

Margaret A. Thompson, TRIBUNE CHRONICLE
Published January 18, 2016

Feeding trashcans?

Lunch regulations have some students trading lunch for junk food

State regulations can’t dictate the taste buds of teenagers, some of whom are tossing their healthy lunches in favor of junk food.
Margaret Thompson
Published January 18, 2016

Locked Up, Locked out

Juveniles released from jail may not recover academically

When a juvenile is incarcerated, he gives up many of his rights. Education is not supposed to be one of them. But many times when a student is locked up, his or her education becomes locked out.
Margaret Thompson, TRIBUNE CHRONICLE
Published January 18, 2016

The long journey home

DNA may help identify fallen military men

In the small coal mining town of Douglas, W.Va., the graves of two U.S. Navy World War II veterans have long sat empty. Mary Ann Ryther thought her uncles’ graves would always remain this way, until she learned recent advancements in DNA identification are enabling the remains of lost servicemen to be reunited with their families.
Margaret A. Thompson, TRIBUNE CHRONICLE