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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Auditor releases report on special education in LCF

    After receiving the findings of a months-long audit of the special education programs provided to 422 students districtwide, La Caņada Unified School District officials discussed Tuesday how they might fine tune those services. Bob Farran, a...
  • Choosing the right preschool

    Location, location, location may be true for real estate, but when it comes to choosing a preschool for your child, think "relationships, relationships, relationships." The science of early childhood development and brain development mandates that...
  • Can't Support Petitioning For Pelto

    Can't Support Petitioning For Pelto
    I am an advocate for access to the election ballot. I was a plaintiff in a federal court case where one of the issues was easier access to public financing for third-party candidates. But, I would never sign a petition for someone to get on the ballot...
  • Relocation of special-needs program irks parents

    On a typical school day, Asher Windberry struts like a rock star into the main office at Mariners Elementary School. Donning his trucker hat and favorite pair of neon shades, he smiles, raising his hand to high-five school staff as he makes his way, mom...
  • More research is needed on the Common Core standards [Letter]

    More research is needed on the Common Core standards [Letter]
    As a long-time educator, I recognize the need for the Common Core State standards and strongly support them. However, as the standards have been rolled out in the public schools, some major concerns have been raised ("In defense of Common Core," June 27)....
  • Early childhood education services expanded in D200

    Early childhood education services expanded in D200
    Early childhood education providers are hopeful that more local children will be better prepared for kindergarten as efforts make headway in the Wheaton Warrenville area. A year after a partnership began among local agencies to align their goals and...
  • Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher

    Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher
    Toni L. Killefer, a former preschool teacher who mentored cancer patients and participated in breast cancer research, died Monday of metastatic breast cancer at her Stevenson home. She was 49. "I took care of Toni for a number of years, and she had her...
  • Jerry Brown, top lawmakers announce budget deal

    Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced Friday that they have reached an agreement on California's budget. The announcement comes one day after the joint budget committee finished vetting a series of high-profile issues and two days before...
  • In suburbia, a growing education in poverty

    From its distinguished alumni — CEOs, well-known authors, professional actors — to its enviable test scores and championship sports teams, the Parkland School District glows with an aura of affluence and privilege. But amid its McMansions,...
  • Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget

    Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget
    Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers approved a $156.4-billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides critical funding for building the nation's first...
  • Don't cut funds for preschool again, Gov. Brown

    Sunday night, the Legislature passed a budget that would give more than half of the state’s children the opportunity to go to preschool. It’s a great step forward, except for this: Gov. Jerry Brown has a history of using his line-item veto...