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  • 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....
  • School voucher case in court in Tallahassee today

    School voucher case in court in Tallahassee today
    The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program will be heard today in a Tallahassee court, though the issue to be argued isn't the overall argument but whether those who sued have legal standing to do so. 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...
  • School district appoints community liaisons

    In order to make sure the La Caņada Unified School District Governing Board stays connected to the community it serves, the district annually appoints members to work as liaisons and representatives on several local groups and committees. Recently,...
  • 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...
  • Hampton School Board proceeds with superintendent search as community calls for more involvement

    Hampton School Board members didn't have much of a discussion about the process of searching for a superintendent Wednesday, saying they don't want details to get out to potential candidates about how qualities and qualifications will be weighted. The...
  • United Way adopts schools to boost reading

    WASHINGTON Alfreida Colvin leads an elementary school that encourages reading every way it can. So when the United Way called up with an offer to donate a reading nook, books for students to keep and access to an entertaining reading website, the Fort...