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  • Kids' living conditions outrage relatives, Orlando neighbors

    Kids' living conditions outrage relatives, Orlando neighbors
    Almost as soon as Yolander Lasane and her children moved into their Orlando home, neighbors knew something was terribly wrong. But the situation really deteriorated in the past year or so after Lasane lost her job and the 400-pound woman began...
  • La Caņada PTA Council honored

    The La Caņada 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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!...
  • Hampton School Board candidates get a few endorsements

    Hampton School Board candidates get a few endorsements
    Although it's still relatively early in campaign season for the May 6th School Board race, some endorsements and offers of support are rolling in for the local races in Hampton. HAMPTON — Although it's still relatively early in the campaign season...
  • Inner Arbor plan for Symphony Woods is right for Columbia's future [Letter]

    Inner Arbor plan for Symphony Woods is right for Columbia's future [Letter]
    In February, the Columbia Association took the bold move to endorse the Inner Arbor plan for Symphony Woods and to create the Inner Arbor Trust, Inc., setting in motion the creation of an iconic arts and culture park in Symphony Woods ("CA vows to keep...
  • Hampton school budget cuts become personal for parents, staff

    More than 16 speakers expressed concern last week to the Hampton School Board about proposed budget cuts. Some parents expressed frustration, while others cheerfully expressed how much programs such as GEAR UP, a college preparatory program, have...
  • Plantation's Peters Elementary students grow community garden

    Beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and all sorts of herbs — that's some of the stuff kindergarteners at Peters Elementary School in Plantation are growing this year in their new community garden. Started in February, the garden was put together by two...
  • Notes and notables

    The National Labor Relations Board is supposed to be an even-handed arbiter of disputes involving business and workers. Under President Barack Obama, it has tilted dangerously in favor of unions, as a high-profile ruling this week demonstrates....
  • Spady celebrates 25 years of Montessori program

    S.D. Spady Elementary School in Delray Beach celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Montessori Magnet Program, complete with visits from the program's original administrators, a dance and performances from current students. The 119-year-old school &#...