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MagnetMom April 7, 2009


With budget cuts on the minds of many parents and school districts, a timely book has arrived, written by a UC Berkeley professor.  The...

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Debora April 8, 2009


Great Article! First - before I comment, I just want to say thank you for presenting the material you present to the... More »

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MagnetMom April 8, 2009


Hi Debora, Thanks for the compliment. I do this because I have another 10 years to deal with LAUSD. I went... More »

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Firefly7071 April 1, 2009


 I have been reading post trying to get a feel for other PTA's.  Our PTA only meets at 10am in undisclosed areas.  I have...

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Firefly7071 April 5, 2009


Believe me, if I know when and WHERE the meetings are, the whole world will know. :)

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GimmeCoffee April 6, 2009


Hooray, Firefly! Your positive attitude will get you far. Check out VerticalResponse.com or ConstantContact.com. Both... More »

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wefrogy September 24, 2008


How does the PTA at your child's school communicate with the general parent population of the school?  What methods do they use?

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VolMomOf2 December 9, 2008


We put out a monthly newsletter that contains PTO info as well as school info. We also send out weekly email updates,... More »

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Firefly7071 April 1, 2009


As a parent of the PTA I feel that our PTA is very involved by doesnt accomplish anything. Does that make sense?? I... More »

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jonsmom February 27, 2009


As schools nationwide face budget cuts, parents are understandably concerned and upset. We want to hear what kind of action you and other parents... More » 

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605lynnr March 19, 2009


ouch, that hurts! High school students are at the age where it is most important to learn social skills outside the home.... More »

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Firefly7071 April 1, 2009


You can contact your US Senate Office or Representatives office. Most offices have full time people who just "keep track"... More »

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MagnetMom March 6, 2009


A Yuma, Arizona school put a plea on its marquee: "No Money.  Please Donate Supplies" And neighbors heeded...

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healthy11 March 27, 2009


TeacherParent brings up a good point about looking at line items in school budgets...It's criminal how some districts... More »

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eccentric March 29, 2009


We get a list of supplies for the class beginning if the school year. This year, we were asked more and even last month,... More »

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MagnetMom March 14, 2009


In a speech that hit on several sides of the education issue, President Obama spoke this week.  Several points of note: The president...

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Debora March 17, 2009


While Outliers gave an overview of this topic, specifically in talking about the advantages that Bill Gates was given,... More »

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TeacherParent March 27, 2009


I like the President's energy and appreciate his interest in improving America's schools but think respectfully some of... More »

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tjlove February 20, 2008


Do you think the legal voting age should be lowered to 16?

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tjlove February 28, 2008


If the voting age were to be raised to 21 then it seems like the age for joining the military would have to go up as well.... More »

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j_money March 26, 2009


i feel the same exact way

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klinden March 25, 2009


I am interested in running for school board. Does anyone have experience or knowledge on how I would go about doing that?

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MagnetMom March 25, 2009


It really depends on the area you live in and how complicated it is. In a place like Los Angeles, you find out... More »

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healthy11 March 25, 2009


Hi. I know you've mentioned being a military family, but I'm not clear if your children are attending military or regular... More »

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MagnetMom March 21, 2009


Tight budgets are causing creative ways to provide teacher professional development.  Whether it's downloading free material from the Internet,...

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Debora March 23, 2009


For years the private sector has been working on ways to reduce the cost of continuing education for our employees. When... More »

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MagnetMom March 18, 2009


A RAND Corp. study released this week provided a mixed bag of results for charters--including dismissing allegations of taking the best students...


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