| Dec 11, 2013
Local schools were both recipients of Thanksgiving meals and purveyors of meals to local families in need in their communities.
Staff, PTA members and students at Hidden Oaks Elementary School west of Lake Worth, and the Park Vista Student Government...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Sandburg Middle School is the latest Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 school to achieve national Blue Ribbon status for its academic performance, recognition that delighted about 740 students gathered to see the plaque presented to their...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:36 PM
In Cudahy, parents collected more than 600 signatures demanding a new principal. In Culver City, they fought attempts to unionize classroom aides and formed a group that elected a school board majority.
In Los Angeles, parents are organizing for more...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:00 PM
A half-penny sales tax that has paid for school construction in Orange County for 12 years is running out, and school officials will be asking voters next year to extend it for a still-undecided number of years.
Leading the effort, as he did in 2002, is...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:02 PM
On a rainy morning, La Cañada Unified Board President Scott Tracy opens the front door of his Woodleigh Lane house, unique from neighboring homes in that it is below road level and perched atop a stream that cuts a natural course through the backyard...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Cornhusks can be used for more than wrapping tamales.
They can also be bent, twisted and tied into dolls, as El Morro Elementary School students learned Monday during the Laguna Beach school's annual Colonial Days festival.
The two-day event, which...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Whether or not we all agree on the importance of curriculum standards (I'm on record as supporting the Common Core goals), I expect most of us could list a few things we'd like more children to learn in school or elsewhere before they become adults....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:18 PM
A mistrial has been declared in the trial of an Irvine attorney accused of helping his wife set up a drug bust in a scheme to seek revenge against a PTA volunteer.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Carla M. Singer declared a mistrial Thursday, the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Ten Years Ago
A new local theater group, The Foothill Musical Theatre founded by Marlys Marsteller and Lance Merrill was preparing its inaugural production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” which would be staged...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Karen Almond was re-elected Tuesday as chairman of the Seminole County School Board. Tina Calderone was elected vice chairman.
Almond, who was elected to the board in 2010, was a long time school volunteer and PTA member prior to her election.
| Nov 20, 2013
Eighteen eager pre-kindergartners looked up at Delray Beach Commissioner Shelley Petrolia as she read from "The Little Red Hen" Nov. 13 during the second annual Delray Reads Day.
Petrolia was one of hundreds of parents, residents and community leaders...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:31 AM
An attorney for the Irvine father who is accused of helping his wife set up a PTA volunteer in a fake drug bust said Monday that the man was used like a puppet by his wife and had no idea he was helping frame someone.
Kent Easter, 40, is accused of...