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  • Book club moms give him chapter and verse on parenting

    What's more important to a child's development: books or moms? Books, of course. But let's throw the moms a bone or two. They do a mostly decent job (quick, name someone who's influenced you more). And their love for reading is contagious —...
  • Monna Johnson steps into new role as head of Glendale Council PTA

    Monna Johnson steps into new role as head of Glendale Council PTA
    On July 1, Monna Johnson officially stepped into a new volunteer position as president of the Glendale Council PTA. In that role, she'll represent Glendale Unified parents involved in 26 PTA groups across the city who work closely with educators to...
  • Outgoing Glendale Unified PTA Council president calls for more participation

    Outgoing Glendale Unified PTA Council president calls for more participation
    Sandy Russell recently hung up her hat as Glendale Unified's PTA Council president, a role she's had the past two years overseeing 26 PTA units in Glendale. In June, she announced that parents across Glendale this year had contributed more than 100,...
  • Mary Boger prepares to sign off

    Mary Boger prepares to sign off
    When Mary Boger adjourns her last Glendale Unified board meeting on Aug. 12, she will leave behind a legacy more than 30 years in the making. The longtime school board member announced she’d leave with eight months short of her last term, saying an...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Value Card can lead to big savings

    I must have had a ghastly look on my face. Goulash! Like a deer in the headlights! Local school boosters Tanya Pereira and Analily Park were perplexed by my reaction. Since I was in the company of two prominent and eloquent La Cañada ladies, I had to...
  • Hampton PTA holds emotional town hall on controversial raises

    Hampton PTA holds emotional town hall on controversial raises
    HAMPTON — Teachers, parents and elected officials gathered for an emotional and at times boisterous meeting to discuss controversial pay raises received by school administrators. The forum, held at City Hall and hosted by the Hampton PTA,...
  • HU administrators visit China ahead of exchange program

    Earlier this month two senior Hampton University administrators visited China as part of a group of historically black colleges and universities to promote cultural and academic exchange. HU Vice President Barbara Inman and Provost Pamela Hammond...
  • Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto

    Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto
    The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
  • Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill

    Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill
    Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
  • Orange math teacher who decried 'toxic culture of education' running for school board

    Orange math teacher who decried 'toxic culture of education' running for school board
    Josh Katz, the Orange County teacher whose video-taped speech on the "toxic culture of education" drew thousands of viewers, plans to run for the Orange County School Board. Katz, a University High School teacher, kicked off his campaign this afternoon...
  • Gov. Scott signs bill to expand voucher program

    Gov. Scott signs bill to expand voucher program
    Gov. Rick Scott today signed a controversial bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program, which provides tuition vouchers students in low-income families can use to attend private schools. The program is popular among school choice...