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  • Learning Matters: Kudos to workers trying to close the gap

    Learning Matters: Kudos to workers trying to close the gap
    It seems wherever I go in the realms of education and career, I'm being urged to "mind the gap." As London signs alert passengers to step carefully over the gap from platform to train, I've been directed to pay attention to the skills gap, gaps in...
  • Glendale High cluster PTA: Ceremony surprises former school leader

    A flag ceremony at R.D. White Elementary was anything but ordinary as former principal Suzanne Risse was surprised by an unveiling of a statue in her name. The piece depicts a girl lying on her stomach reading a book. Resting on a cement block that also...
  • Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]

    Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 9th District The 9th District senate seat is being vacated by Republican Allan Kittleman who is running to be Howard County executive. Current Republican...
  • Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans

    Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans
    The alarming messages began appearing on Chinese-language social media networks in early February: A proposal in the California Legislature would cut the number of Asian students admitted to UC schools. Posters called it the "Yellow Peril Act," while...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Recognize teachers in real, not artificial, ways

    May is "thank your local teacher" month. Consider that Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5 through 9, National Teacher Day is May 6 and California's Day of the Teacher is May 14. While it is nice to have one's vocation singled out, it would be nicer if...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Recognize teachers every day of the year

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Recognize teachers every day of the year
    May is “thank your local teacher” month: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 through 9), National Teacher Day (May 6) and California’s Day of the Teacher (May 14). While it is nice to have one’s vocation be singled out, it would be...
  • Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions

    Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions
    With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children. Readying...
  • Utility-rate increases are part of larger budget talks

    Burbank residents may be in for another round of utility-rate increases in July, as officials have proposed modest hikes during preliminary budget discussions. Water rates will likely jump 4.75%, an increase that officials say is driven by hikes in...
  • Donated clothes to help District 15 families

     Donated clothes to help District 15 families
    Families in Community Consolidated District 15 have been able to turn to a donation-stocked coat closet if they need winter gear, but starting in the fall, all kinds of clothing will be available for free. The new Community Closet at Gray M. Sanborn...
  • Olive on Main moves in under Laurel's lifted liquor restrictions

    A new Main Street restaurant is the first in Laurel's Historic District to take advantage of the state law change that allows liquor licenses within 500 feet of a church. Olive on Main, which opened April 21 in the former site of Salute Italian...