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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...
  • Facts about Sandra French

    Sandra H. French Age: 70 Occupation: Retired Educator Education: A.B. Mulhenberg College, English major with Education and Spanish minors Postgraduate work at Loyola College, 30 credits in English and Education Master's Equivalent Certificate:...
  • California State PTA adopts homework resolution initiated by Burbank parents

    The California State PTA adopted a resolution this month that stems from work developed by parents at John Burroughs High School who examined how homework has affected fellow parents’ and their children’s lives. When the John Burroughs High...
  • 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...
  • School prom 'draft' prompts reflection in exclusive Newport Beach

    School prom 'draft' prompts reflection in exclusive Newport Beach
    Corona del Mar High School has palm trees, ocean breezes and a parking lot where students hustle out of shiny BMWs as they head to class. One of the state's top-ranked schools, it has battled perceptions as a place where money and privilege sometimes...
  • In a switch, more moms opt to stay home with kids

    In a switch, more moms opt to stay home with kids
    Megan Mocik never envisioned herself as a stay-at-home mother. After having twins four years ago, the former marketing manager for New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was determined to press on with a career, even one that came with...
  • Artist returns to Davie school to paint mural

    Artist returns to Davie school to paint mural
    Children reading, playing guitar, walking dogs and just having fun. Those are some of the images found in a new mural recently created by artist Sergio Lazo at the front of Nova Eisenhower Elementary School in Davie. "Every piece has a different...
  • Facts about Bess Altwerger

    Bess Altwerger Age: 62 Occupation: Professor of Graduate Reading Education, Towson University (25 years, recently retired, currently Adjunct Professor) Education: Doctorate in Education, Concentration in Literacy and Linguistics University of...
  • Evie Magnante September 28, 1938 - May 3, 2014

    Evie Magnante <br/> September 28, 1938 - May 3, 2014
    Evie Magnante passed peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, May 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving husband and sons. She was born on September 28, 1938, in Los Angeles, to Antonio and Clotilda Vernetti. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957 and...
  • Burbank school board approves middle school language program

    Burbank middle school students will be able to take a foreign language class for the first time in nearly 20 years, following the school board’s approval last week to establish a program. Starting in the 2014-15 academic year, students in the...
  • 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...