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  • Signs of trouble in county schools? [Editorial]

    Signs of trouble in county schools?  [Editorial]
    Last week's decision by Baltimore County's PTA Council to ask Superintendent Dallas Dance to delay plans to convert all county high schools to an eight-period schedule is noteworthy for a number of reasons. The changeover has produced such outcry from the...
  • D41 wrangles with space needs

    D41 wrangles with space needs
    While plans are in the works to reduce the number of portable classrooms at School District 41 elementary schools in Glen Ellyn, at least one board member continues to worry that a future referendum measure on adding space will be tougher to sell after...
  • Hereford bullies [Letter]

    Hereford bullies [Letter]
    The history of the "Hereford Zone" is widely known in Baltimore County. Growing up here, I have always heard the stories of many of the residents being bullies. I experienced it for myself last week during the Baltimore County PTA Council meeting. Several...
  • Reflections awards recognize young artists

    Reflections awards recognize young artists
    Students, parents and principals alike gathered at La Cañada Unified School District headquarters the evening of Feb. 20 to celebrate the 69 award-winning students at the annual Reflections program awards ceremony that puts the focus on arts. “They...
  • Longtime Top of the World principal retires from district

    Longtime Top of the World principal retires from district
    Ron La Motte, Top of the World Elementary School principal and longtime Laguna Beach school district administrator, will retire from the district at the end of the school year. Later this year, La Motte, who has led the elementary school for 13 years,...
  • Hereford parents are no bullies [Letter]

    Having attended the PTA meeting Laura McDowell refers to ("Hereford bullies," Feb. 26), I am at the very least perplexed about her letter. The term "Hereford Zone" came from a weather definition for an area comprising over 200 miles that is effected...
  • PTA Council members weren't 'bullied' over schedule change [Letter]

    PTA Council members weren't 'bullied' over schedule change [Letter]
    I was in attendance at the recent Baltimore County PTA Council meeting mentioned by letter writer Laura McDowell, and I can assure you that her description of the meeting is inaccurate and actually a bit offensive ("Hereford bullies," Feb. 26). Although...
  • Faces to Watch 2014: Books

    Faces to Watch 2014: Books
    'Welcome to Night Vale' Storytellers Twice monthly, an eerily calm voice reports the news from Night Vale. Like other small towns, Night Vale has PTA meetings, local construction projects and a high school football team. However, most small towns...
  • Tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. reborn for first day of school

    Tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. reborn for first day of school
    It’s been three months since Plaza Towers Elementary School became the symbolic heart of the mammoth tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., leaving 24 people dead. The twister leveled the Plaza Towers campus, killing seven third-graders as...
  • Wife masterminded PTA drug-planting scheme, husband's lawyer says

    Wife masterminded PTA drug-planting scheme, husband's lawyer says
    The wife of an Irvine man accused of plotting against a PTA volunteer at their son’s school and having her arrested masterminded the scheme, his attorney said Wednesday in closing arguments. Kent Wycliffe Easter, 40, is accused of felony false...
  • Rubendall cites her PTA experience

    Rubendall cites her PTA experience
    As a parent, Jennifer Rubendall has been active in the school district that has served her two teenage boys. She has held positions as PTA president of Palm Crest Elementary School and La Cañada High School 7/8. Rubendall, 47, currently serves on the...