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  • Commentary: Nanny state in schools lessens education

    Lost in the middle of the midterm election coverage was a major press conference by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing a $150-million infusion into the Big Apple's 94 worst-performing schools, creating community schools. What is a community...
  • Arts foundation donation is highest in its history

    The Burbank Arts For All Foundation recently wrote a check for $30,585 to support arts programs in Burbank schools — the biggest check it’s delivered during any one of its twice-a-year grant cycles since it was established in 2006. The...
  • 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....
  • Norma Hall BowmanMarch 18, 1921 - October 30, 2014

    Norma Hall Bowman<br/>March 18, 1921 - October 30, 2014
    Norma Hall Bowman, 93, of La Crescenta, CA, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014, in Glendale, CA. Norma Smith Hall was born in Mound City, Missouri, on March 18, 1921 to parents Clarence Thomas Hall and Helen Smith Hall.  Her two older brothers,...
  • Sports Swap nets profits for Thurston Middle School's PTA

    Sports Swap nets profits for Thurston Middle School's PTA
    Thurston Middle School's annual Sports Swap generated about $15,600, a portion of which is headed to the school's Parent Teacher Assn., organizer Melissa Roller wrote in an email. Saturday's event allowed parents to sell used sports equipment, which...
  • Leader Editorial: Discipline rule makes little sense

    A member of the state Assembly, Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) successfully carried a bill through legislation this year that he hopes will put the brakes on school officials who excessively take advantage of a portion of state education code that...
  • Glendale PTA: Red Ribbon Week 'Parent Night' meeting slated

    Children whose parents talk with them regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than teenagers whose parents don’t bring up the topic. Despite this, only a quarter of teens indicate having these conversations. In recognizing this, a...
  • Voucher advocates launch campaign against lawsuit

    Voucher advocates launch campaign against lawsuit
    Backers of Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program -- the state's largest school voucher program -- have launched a campaign condemning the lawsuit that challenges its constitutionality. The "save our scholarships" effort includes a TV commercial...
  • Brown on a deliberate march toward goal years in the making

    Brown on a deliberate march toward goal years in the making
    Democrat Anthony G. Brown can readily list the criticisms of his public persona, but he finds the characterization a bit perplexing. Stiff, stuffy, stilted. "I'm always amazed how people say, 'Well, he seems so scripted.'" Brown said. "As if I wake up...
  • Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

    Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer
    An Irvine lawyer was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for his part in a revenge scheme that involved planting drugs in a school volunteer's car. An Orange County Superior Court judge also ordered Kent Easter, 40, to serve three years of informal...
  • Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

    Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum
    A youth pastor, a longtime council member and a former schoolteacher represent some of the candidates looking to be part of the Crescenta Valley Town Council. This year, La Crescenta residents will vote to fill six slots. A total of six people are...