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  • School vouchers: Teachers union, school boards to file lawsuit Thursday

    School vouchers: Teachers union, school boards to file lawsuit Thursday
    Florida's teachers union, school board association and PTA (as well as other groups) will announce Thursday a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's largest school voucher program. The lawsuit will take aim at the Tax-Credit...
  • LCUSD seeks transfer talks on Sagebrush

    Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan is making the rounds to three elementary schools that could be affected by the potential transfer of the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge into La Cañada Unified School District. Meanwhile, La Cañada Unified...
  • Gertrude Luff Mitchell: Nurse became mom, volunteer, fundraiser and more

    Gertrude Luff Mitchell: Nurse became mom, volunteer, fundraiser and more
    Gertrude "Trudie" Luff Mitchell wore many hats during her long life: registered nurse, naval officer, Navy wife, mother, volunteer, fundraiser and world traveler. Whether she was volunteering at school while her four daughters were young, collecting...
  • Five things for Thursday, August 28

    Five things for Thursday, August 28
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: No chaplains for the football teams in Orange County; mapping the Florida coral reefs; best fried chicken in Central Florida; and more. 1. The Orange County public school district told school leaders...
  • Lawsuit calls Florida voucher program unconstitutional

    Lawsuit calls Florida voucher program unconstitutional
    Florida's largest school-voucher program is unconstitutional because it redirects taxpayer money to religious schools and creates a separate system of state-funded schools, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Tallahassee by the teachers union and...
  • Ketta Brown says there's more work to do on school board

     Ketta Brown says there's more work to do on school board
    Another in a series of occasional stories profiling the school board candidates. Ketta Brown has spent many years being involved in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. The mother of three children who attended or attend district schools is...
  • Parents filled in on Sagebrush transfer

    Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan is making the rounds to three elementary schools that could be affected if the Sagebrush area of La Cañada is transferred to that city's school district. During a PTA meeting on Tuesday at Mountain Avenue Elementary,...
  • Val Jean Slowinski, professor

    Val Jean Slowinski, professor
    Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who was active for more than two decades with the Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex, died Wednesday at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin of a stroke. She was 78. The former Val Jean Sytko was...
  • 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 Cañada...
  • 818 Roundup: Deaths of Burbank teens ruled as accidental; Fewer Burbank grads enrolling in college

    818 Roundup: Deaths of Burbank teens ruled as accidental; Fewer Burbank grads enrolling in college
    Good morning, locals. Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 96 and a low of 72 degrees in the Glendale area today. Headlines from the area: - The deaths of three Burbank teens killed in a car...