| Jan 24, 2011
| 5:19 AM
Invoking the memories of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday urged Congress to make sure the system for background checks on firearms purchases includes the names of everyone prohibited from buying weapons and...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 10:11 PM
Back-to-School on Tuesday
Laguna Beach Unified School District schools will begin classes Tuesday.
School begins at 7:55 a.m. for El Morro Elementary students in grades 1 to 5. Orientation for kindergarten students and parents will be held from 9 to...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 7:39 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Students at Corona del Mar High School on Friday were encouraged to write thank you letters to one another and to not e-mail or text them.
The request was made in honor of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 9:00 AM
COSTA MESA — Rachel Joy Scott was remembered this week for living a short life with kindness and compassion.
She believed that small acts of kindness could bring about ripples of change in the world.
And, before her early death, she challenged...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 5:13 PM
The following is from the Feb.8 meeting of the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education.
Programs target bullying on campuses
Supt. Sherine Smith presented a brief history of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Program,...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:03 PM
The sky was overcast as I came slowly up the sidewalk.
The wind was gusting out of the northwest, a cold and bitter presence reminding me of my thoughtlessness in not bringing a coat to Colorado on this grim-looking day in May. Enduring the frigid...
| Aug 27, 2011
With a tap on his smartphone, University of Maryland student Shiv Krishnamoorthy can instantly alert police as he walks through the dimly lit corners of the College Park campus — and share with them his precise location, plus live video and audio....
| Aug 28, 2011
It's tough to teach school. As controversies rage from coast to coast over pay, tenure and training, here's a 10-part primer on teachers — pay attention in case there's a pop quiz later.
1 Pink Floyd's 1979 song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II"...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:05 AM
A year ago, Sindye Alexander felt there was a possibility two children at her home could be in danger.
Alexander, a day care owner, immediately locked the doors and took all the children to the basement.
It was the morning of Sept. 8, 2010, and her...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:25 AM
An anti-bullying program inspired by Columbine High School victim Rachel Scott will be presented in Hampton Dec. 6.
“Rachel’s Challenge” is based on Scott’s legacy of kindness and has been presented at thousands of schools across...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:35 PM
There’s been a nationwide rise in bullying and the state took note - school districts were ordered last year to toughen up their policies. Under Washington state law, by August 1, 2011, each school district throughout the state was required to adopt...