| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Sandy Russell recently hung up her hat as Glendale Unified's PTA Council president, a role she's had the past two years overseeing 26 PTA units in Glendale.
In June, she announced that parents across Glendale this year had contributed more than 100,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:02 PM
On July 1, Monna Johnson officially stepped into a new volunteer position as president of the Glendale Council PTA. In that role, she'll represent Glendale Unified parents involved in 26 PTA groups across the city who work closely with educators to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Starting middle school comes with a whole host of worries -- going to a new school, picking electives, making friends -- but coming down with whooping cough doesn’t need to be one of them.
For incoming 7th grade students in the Los Angeles Unified...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:55 PM
HAMPTON — Several Hampton City Schools administrators quietly received about $30,000 in raises last month, according to documents received Tuesday by the Daily Press.
The raises came after the school division made drastic cuts to balance its...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced Wednesday that the Video Lottery Facility Local Development Council selected 12 recipients to receive a total of $249,344 in community grants, derived from the Maryland Live Casino gaming tax.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:35 PM
What's more important to a child's development: books or moms?
Books, of course.
But let's throw the moms a bone or two. They do a mostly decent job (quick, name someone who's influenced you more).
And their love for reading is contagious —...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:23 PM
When Mary Boger adjourns her last Glendale Unified board meeting on Aug. 12, she will leave behind a legacy more than 30 years in the making.
The longtime school board member announced she’d leave with eight months short of her last term, saying an...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
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....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...