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  • 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...
  • Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships

    Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships
    In public school, Jen Goodwin's 11-year-old son, who has Asperger's syndrome, made solid academic gains but struggled with a "loud and overwhelming" campus. In a smaller private school, the boy thrived socially but started to lose ground academically....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Learning Matters: Return to PTA emphasizes big changes

    Learning Matters: Return to PTA emphasizes big changes
    Nearly 27 years have passed since our daughter started kindergarten at John Muir Elementary and I first served on the board of a PTA. The last time I held a PTA office was when our youngest was still in middle school, 10 years ago — until now....
  • Marie Parsons EllisMarch 1, 1919 - May 14, 2014

    Marie Parsons Ellis<br/>March 1, 1919 - May 14, 2014
    Marie Parsons Ellis, a 70 year resident of Burbank, died peacefully in her home on May 14, 2014, at the age of 95 with her friend Violet Mahoney at her side.  She was much loved and admired by her family, and will be dearly missed by all of us and by...
  • Forum on proposed charter academy draws hundreds

    About 200 people attended a special school board meeting Monday night at which about 40 people addressed school officials with concerns about the potential opening of a charter school later this year, with many of them fearing the school would focus on...
  • 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,...
  • Appointed Newport-Mesa school board member seeks election to seat

    Appointed Newport-Mesa school board member seeks election to seat
    Newport-Mesa Unified School District board member Vicki Snell says she doesn't like politics. Still, after holding a seat on the board for roughly five months, she's throwing her hat into the race in an attempt to continue to represent the Estancia High...