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  • Kathy's People: Grandmother and newlywed graduates from college

    Kathy's People: Grandmother and newlywed graduates from college
    Laura Francis is called "Mom" by more than just her three children. It's also a term of endearment shared by many of her classmates.
  • George Arlotto: Calendar changes will allow more parent-teacher conferences

     George Arlotto: Calendar changes will allow more parent-teacher conferences
    There is no question that one of the keys to any great school system is significant involvement from parents and guardians. That can come in a variety of ways, whether through serving on committees, volunteering at community events or assisting teachers...

    Growing African immigrant population is highly educated, underemployed

    NEW YORK Back home in Guinea, West Africa, Nasser Diallo had a law degree and a good job working as a political journalist for a radio station. That all came to an end in 2009, he said, when the military abruptly opened fire at a protest he was covering,...

    Career Spotlight: Wendy Friswell, Spirit of Giving

    Career Spotlight: Wendy Friswell, Spirit of Giving
    Who: Wendy Friswell was recently appointed executive director of Spirit of Giving. Her work culminates in many forms of community outreach, including large-scale events such as Spirit of Giving's Back to School Bash and charity sponsorship of The Boca...

    A dropout at 14, he started college at 27 and became an academic star

    SEATTLE David Yama dropped out of school when he was 14, and by the time he was in his mid-20s had worked enough odd jobs to last a lifetime. He'd volunteered as a sailor on a replica of a historic tall sailing ship, worked as a set crew member on a...