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  • New Florida PTA talks about healthy children initiative

    Mindy Haas has been active in PTA since her daughters went to Whispering Pines Elementary School in West Boca. More than 20 years later, Haas has priorities as the new two-term president of the Florida PTA, with 1,400 local units and more than 300,000...
  • Cook's Corner: A new generation discovers Tex-Mex chicken casserole

    Q. I used to make one of your recipes all the time when my children were in elementary school and we were always having to take a dish to PTA potlucks. It was easy and everyone loved it a Tex-Mex thing with chicken. I remember it fed a bunch from a single...
  • Mary Boger bids GUSD board farewell

    Mary Boger bids GUSD board farewell
    When Mary Boger adjourned the school board meeting Tuesday, she closed the chapter of her 12 years of service as a board member and many more years as a volunteer with the PTA. On Tuesday, many parents, teachers and district staff honored Boger during...
  • For Broward County School Board: Brunson, Mayersohn, Levinson, Rupert and Sakhnovsky

    District 1: Felicia Brunson offers fresh eyes, energy In the Broward County School District 1 race, voters will choose between a veteran incumbent and a rising star. They should aim high and choose the latter: Felicia Brunson. District 1 covers...
  • More students, larger staff help roll in La Cañada school district's new year

    More students, larger staff help roll in La Cañada school district's new year
    Nearly 4,100 students returned to La Cañada Unified campuses Tuesday as the district started what officials hope will be a robust and promising 2014-15 school year. Supt. Wendy Sinnette, speaking Monday evening at the last school board meeting of the...
  • New school nutrition guidelines half-baked, critics say

     New school nutrition guidelines half-baked, critics say
    To Pamela Paulsen, school bake sales aren't about promoting obesity and peddling brownies to impressionable children. They're chances to teach kids about leadership skills, helping others and moderation. "I'd rather have them give back to society with...
  • Burbank school counselor program could be revived after a decade

    Burbank school officials this week considered reviving a position that hasn't existed for more than 10 years, but it would initially be funded by parents and not available to all schools. In the 1990s, guidance counselors served students across the...
  • Notes and notables

    A simple lesson The Hampton School Board continues to catch heck from all sides for giving more than $30,000 in administrative pay raises during a time of severe budget cuts. And there is a lesson to be learned here, because this whole controversy...
  • School takes in shunned kids with HIV

    MARTUR, India Sister Gracy Vailapally tries to keep secret the HIV status of the children she serves. But often she fails. "We won't tell that the child is positive," she said. "But somehow from the local people, they know." A case in point: an 11-...
  • Hampton School Board chairwoman says no intent to conceal information

    Hampton School Board chairwoman says no intent to conceal information
    HAMPTON — The School Board met for the first time Wednesday evening since a series of town hall meetings regarding controversial pay raises given to school administrators. The meeting did not garner much attendance outside of board recognitions,...
  • Springs principal looks ahead after winning county's top award

    She is Broward County Principal of the year for 2013-2014, but Camille Pontillo has no intentions of resting on her laurels. "It was awesome to be honored, but you hit the ground running the next day as you did the day before," said Pontillo, Sunrise...