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  • Utah Common Core test scores prompt Florida worries

    Utah Common Core test scores prompt Florida worries
    Utah students took their state's new Common Core tests this spring, and they struggled so badly that a majority of Utah schools could end up graded D or F. Despite the more than 2,000 miles that separate the two states, what happened in Utah could...
  • Learning Matters: Students seem to have less independence

    Learning Matters: Students seem to have less independence
    Over the last few years, thanks to the work of parent and traffic-safety advocate Kara Sergile, I've had experience as both a valet drop-off lane attendant and a "walking school bus" volunteer with R.D. White Elementary. Valet lanes at White and other...
  • Hampton City Council considers election changes

    Hampton City Council considers election changes
    The City Council is considering a raft of changes that would affect how — and when — voters choose City Council and school board members and how those candidates are treated when they choose to appear on the ballot. The council is asking for...
  • LCF resident eyes board seat

    LCF resident eyes board seat
    A resident of the Sagebrush area of La Caņada Flintridge is one of five candidates looking to be appointed to the Glendale school board this week following school board member Mary Boger’s resignation due to illness. Of the 16 who applied for the...
  • Springs voters to pick new commissioners

    Springs voters to pick new commissioners
    Chief among the issues in this year's commission race: Is building a new, multi-million dollar City Hall the right thing to do? And is the city on the right course or is change needed? The commission will have two new faces come November: Everyone...
  • Elmhurst schools observe Walk and Roll Day

     Elmhurst schools observe Walk and Roll Day
    A number of Elmhurst schools will observe International Walk and Roll to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 8 with before-class activities and recognition for students who arrive on foot or on human-powered wheels, whether those are bikes, skate boards or...
  • Eagles Landing gets national PTA kudos

    Bragging rights aside, Eagles Landing Middle School celebrated being the only middle school in Florida and among only 170 schools in the nation named a PTA National School of Excellence. Threatening skies moved speeches indoors on Sept. 12, but by the...
  • Five to vie for Glendale's open school board seat

    Five to vie for Glendale's open school board seat
    Glendale school officials released the names of the five candidates looking to be appointed to the school board this week following school board member Mary Boger's resignation due to illness. Of the 16 who applied for the appointed position, school...
  • Coffee Break: District preparing students for an evolving world

    At the school year's first PTA Coffee Break meeting, Laguna Beach Unified School District Superintendent Sherine Smith, along with principals and administrators, explained how the district is preparing students for the rapidly changing world. "Our...
  • Elementary school students recreate 'Treasure Island'

    Elementary school students recreate 'Treasure Island'
    Henry Goods has been a muralist for 18 years. He's given marine life, even fairies, homes on street corners and gas-station walls. On his latest creation, roughly 576 amateur painters, some not even as tall as his waist, joined him. Goods teamed up...
  • How parents can get involved at school

    How parents can get involved at school
    Research indicates that children whose parents get involved with their education are more likely to earn better grades and less likely to have behavior problems in the classroom. The concept of parents working in conjunction with schools is nothing new....