| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Changes to Baltimore's Head Start this fall will provide longer days and an extended school year for hundreds of children in its care, a move intended to help low-income parents free up time for work and boost the youngsters' development.
| May 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate.
It was one of...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....
| May 30, 2014
A too-costly bill that would have provided preschool for all California 4-year-olds has been slimmed down in useful ways. There is much to admire in Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's (D-Sacramento) SB 837, which would give low-income families the...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:46 PM
As more content is available on the Internet, many people think that the library is a relic of the past, a storehouse for books only.
What they do not realize is that as the Web has evolved, so have libraries. And libraries combine the power of data...
| Jun 3, 2014
It is great that The Times recognizes the importance of high-quality early learning for low-income children. However, we disagree that a bill to provide just that to young Californians is "too ambitious." ("Steinberg's preschool bill: It's still too...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Westmoor School in Northbrook is set to get about $9.8 million in improvements, upgrades that will include a new front entrance, extra classrooms and additional parking.
Construction on the project, which is aimed at addressing safety and traffic issues...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown stood before a room full of community development activists on Monday, he ticked off a list of promises of what he would do if he's elected governor this fall, as did the candidates who appeared before and after him. But...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ever since the financial crash of 2008, we've been having an anxious national debate about the growing income gap. What does it mean for American society when most workers' wages are flat and almost all economic gains flow to the top 1% — or to...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:02 AM
A friendly reminder: Busch Gardens Preschool Passes must be redeemed at the park by Saturday, May 31.
Busch Gardens is continuing its two-park Preschool Pass during the 2014 season.
Children ages 3 to 5 can get unlimited free admission to both ...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The Strong Start for America's Children Act, SB 1697 will be using federal dollars to create universal preschool programs. In addition, money would be used to fund the “Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program,” which was...