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  • Forty students enter their race cars in the Oakleigh 500 [Loch Raven]

    By the time the kids are in fifth grade, many school volunteers find it time to go back to work and are no longer able to volunteer. Not so for Ron and Wendy Duncan. But then again, they're not parents of elementary students, they're grandparents!...
  • Crescenta Valley PTA: Rosemont to host Parent Information Night

    Did you know that alcohol and marijuana are the most widely used drugs among youth ages 12 to 17? Nationwide statistics show that 73% of youth report that at least one of their four closest friends used alcohol in the past year and 60% of youth report...
  • La Cañada PTA Council honored

    The La Cañada PTA Council was honored at the First District PTA Awards dinner and meeting on March 24 at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank. The event, organized by First District PTA was given the theme “Go for the Gold” and honored PTA...
  • Learning Matters: Taking a ride on life's elective wheel

    Learning Matters: Taking a ride on life's elective wheel
    As regular readers may have noticed, I’ve written a number of columns on school-to-career education. In another part-time job, I’ve also been assisting with an effort to extend and “articulate” career pathways to high-wage, high-...
  • Money-smart kids: Putting a lid on prom costs

    A recent survey from Visa showed that prom spending hit an average of $1,139 per family this year, up 5 percent from last year. The good news -- sort of -- was that teens were contributing 41 percent of the cost. But that still leaves parents footing 59...
  • A Little Boy's Plan To Save The President

    If they get me to Dallas, I can save the president. Those were my thoughts as I stared at the black and white Zenith TV sitting in the corner of my parent's living room. On the screen was the picture of President John F. Kennedy along with the dates:...
  • Glendale PTA: Hoover, Toll and Keppel to host block party

    Hoover High School, Toll Middle School and Keppel Elementary will host their annual block party celebrating the arts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5. There will be great food, fun activities for the kids, amazing art and great music including...
  • Help your kids beat a host of weighty issues

    Source: NIH News in Health Kids face a lot of challenges as they grow up: Learning how to make and keep friends, get homework done and have fun while staying safe. But children today are now confronting a growing, oversized problem that puts them at risk...
  • WordPlay Shakespeare app creates interactive plays

    WordPlay Shakespeare app creates interactive plays
    There are few names on high school reading lists that inspire more fear and dread than William Shakespeare. WordPlay Shakespeare is a study aid that pairs text with videos of professional Shakespearean actors performing the same plays. Each video is short...
  • Diane Bauer, Seminole school board member, dies

    Diane Bauer, Seminole school board member, dies
    Diane Bauer, a long-time member of the Seminole County School Board, has died, the school district reported. Bauer, 65, had been on the school board since 1998 and had also been a long-time member of the Seminole County PTA. The cause of death is not...
  • Karen Almond re-elected chairman of Seminole school board

    Karen Almond re-elected chairman of Seminole school board
    Karen Almond was re-elected Tuesday as chairman of the Seminole County School Board. Tina Calderone was elected vice chairman. Almond, who was elected to the board in 2010, was a long time school volunteer and PTA member prior to her election.