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  • Learning Matters: Students seem to have less independence

    Learning Matters: Students seem to have less independence
    Over the last few years, thanks to the work of parent and traffic-safety advocate Kara Sergile, I've had experience as both a valet drop-off lane attendant and a "walking school bus" volunteer with R.D. White Elementary. Valet lanes at White and other...
  • How parents can get involved at school

    How parents can get involved at school
    Research indicates that children whose parents get involved with their education are more likely to earn better grades and less likely to have behavior problems in the classroom. The concept of parents working in conjunction with schools is nothing new....
  • Five to vie for Glendale's open school board seat

    Five to vie for Glendale's open school board seat
    Glendale school officials released the names of the five candidates looking to be appointed to the school board this week following school board member Mary Boger's resignation due to illness. Of the 16 who applied for the appointed position, school...
  • Englander is Hillel's new head of school

    When Rabbi Adam Englander, the new head of school of Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, was in just his second year of teaching, he already knew he wanted to be a school administrator. Englander said; "I knew I could make a great impact from that side of a...
  • Springs voters to pick new commissioners

    Springs voters to pick new commissioners
    Chief among the issues in this year's commission race: Is building a new, multi-million dollar City Hall the right thing to do? And is the city on the right course or is change needed? The commission will have two new faces come November: Everyone...
  • Utah Common Core test scores worry Florida

    Utah Common Core test scores worry Florida
    Utah students took their state's new Common Core tests this spring, and they struggled so badly that a majority of Utah schools could end up graded D or F. Despite the more than 2,000 miles that separate the two states, what happened in Utah could...
  • Piece of Mind: Bad drivers may never shift gears

    An age-old problem was tackled again in City Hall last week, when several parents of students who attend La Caņada Elementary School spoke to the Public Works and Traffic Commission about their struggles with drivers who drop off or pick up their children...
  • Eagles Landing gets national PTA kudos

    Bragging rights aside, Eagles Landing Middle School celebrated being the only middle school in Florida and among only 170 schools in the nation named a PTA National School of Excellence. Threatening skies moved speeches indoors on Sept. 12, but by the...
  • Coffee Break: District preparing students for an evolving world

    At the school year's first PTA Coffee Break meeting, Laguna Beach Unified School District Superintendent Sherine Smith, along with principals and administrators, explained how the district is preparing students for the rapidly changing world. "Our...
  • PTA, others urge changes to Florida testing, school accountability

    PTA, others urge changes to Florida testing, school accountability
    Amidst growing concerns about testing in Florida's public schools, the Florida PTA, the Duval County School Board and the Florida Education Association today suggested the state hit a pause button and then delay some parts of its complicated, and...
  • Report answers queries regarding possible Sagebrush transfer

    Glendale school officials this week released answers to 63 questions posed by parents and residents during a PTA meeting last month at Mountain Avenue Elementary about the possible transfer of an area called the Sagebrush territory to the La Caņada...