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  • Hampton expands iPad program for students

    Hampton expands iPad program for students
    HAMPTON — Tyshawn Spencer was eager to show off his new iPad Wednesday. The 13-year-old 8th grader at Lindsay Middle School uses the device to do homework and research assignments in class. He has "apps" for a notebook, a calculator, and a place...
  • Marjorie Brown, volunteer in GOP politics, dies

    Marjorie Frey Brown put her energy and talent to work on behalf of others over decades of service to Chicago-area charitable organizations and political groups, including a decadeslong involvement with the Chicago-based Northwestern University...
  • Utah Common Core test scores prompt Florida worries

    Utah Common Core test scores prompt Florida worries
    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...
  • 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...
  • Hampton City Council considers election changes

    Hampton City Council considers election changes
    The City Council is considering a raft of changes that would affect how — and when — voters choose City Council and school board members and how those candidates are treated when they choose to appear on the ballot. The council is asking for...
  • LCF resident eyes board seat

    LCF resident eyes board seat
    A resident of the Sagebrush area of La Caņada Flintridge is one of five candidates looking to be appointed to the Glendale school board this week following school board member Mary Boger’s resignation due to illness. Of the 16 who applied for the...
  • 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...
  • Elmhurst schools observe Walk and Roll Day

     Elmhurst schools observe Walk and Roll Day
    A number of Elmhurst schools will observe International Walk and Roll to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 8 with before-class activities and recognition for students who arrive on foot or on human-powered wheels, whether those are bikes, skate boards or...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Florida PTA talks about healthy children initiative

    Mindy Haas has been active in PTA since her daughters went to Whispering Pines Elementary School in West Boca. More than 20 years later, Haas has priorities as the new two-term president of the Florida PTA, with 1,400 local units and more than 300,000...