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  • Buddy Bench aims to ensure no El Morro student is alone

    Buddy Bench aims to ensure no El Morro student is alone
    A once-plain aluminum bench near the playground at El Morro Elementary School has been transformed into a colorful means for bringing students together. If a student is lonely during recess or lunch, he or she takes a seat on the Buddy Bench and waits...
  • Leading our city schools

    A city's public school system ranks among its most important assets. In addition to educating future generations, the quality of a community's education system can be a powerful economic development tool and a reliable indicator of its quality of life....
  • Covert phone monitoring service allows parents to watch kids' digital lives

    Covert phone monitoring service allows parents to watch kids' digital lives
    Deana Rodriguez’s sons were 7 and 10 when she bought them their first smartphones in 2013, and the Long Beach mom didn’t quite trust the pair to navigate the technology on their own. It was a lot of power and information to place in the...
  • Lake Silver Elementary hosts dedication ceremony

    Lake Silver Elementary hosts dedication ceremony
    It might not mean much to the children in the classrooms, but for some of the adults, the terms “Lake Silver graduate” and “Lake Silver parent” are two separate badges of pride. For Mayor Buddy Dyer, there was a definite sense of...
  • Lake Silver Elementary touted as model for sales tax hike's success

    Lake Silver Elementary touted as model for sales tax hike's success
    Lake Silver Elementary School, which is now celebrating its first semester in the newly renovated and reconstructed building, is being held up by Orange County’s public school leaders as a great example of what can be done when the county has the...
  • Education notebook: Hampton churches help bring mobile food pantry to Machen Elementary School

    Education notebook: Hampton churches help bring mobile food pantry to Machen Elementary School
    Wesley United Methodist Church Pastor Jason Snow has coordinated several Hampton churches in partnering with Machen Elementary School and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank to bring the mobile food pantry to the school, according to a statement from...
  • Paradise Canyon PTA names awardees

    Paradise Canyon PTA names awardees
    The PTA at Paradise Canyon Elementary School announced Jan 30 during a school spirit rally that a few dedicated parent volunteers, along with some school employees, would be the recipients of PTA Founders Day awards. They will be feted with other district...
  • Learning Matters: Parent participation can lead to more student success

    Learning Matters: Parent participation can lead to more student success
    I think it peculiar that the federal Department of Education requires schools to establish meaningful parent engagement strategies as a condition of receiving federal funds, but the California Department of Education has called into question some of the...
  • Boosterthon Fun Runs gain traction as a school fundraiser

     Boosterthon Fun Runs gain traction as a school fundraiser
    In a new year, it doesn't take long for family fitness resolutions to collide with student fundraisers involving candy and popcorn (not to mention Thin Mints and Samoas). Instead of selling food, magazines, wrapping paper or other consumer goods,...
  • Franklin School winter carnival raises $8,000 for PTA

    An annual event that provides a day of indoor fun and games for Park Ridge school children also proved to be a big fundraiser. Franklin School's Winterfest, held Jan. 31, raised more than $8,000 for the Parent-Teacher Association, according to co-...
  • Coffee Break: How to get into college

    Getting into college can be one of the most anxiety-producing rites of passage for parents and their children. In response, PTA's Coffee Break hosted a panel Wednesday to discuss college acceptance tips. Participants included two representatives of...