Parents push back at schools' requests for volunteers
Their faces light up when I'm there." That is what most parents assume — that school volunteer work is in the best interests of their children. But some veterans are skeptical. Jen Christensen's epiphany came on her 41st birthday in May 2009. She was ...
Women are learning how to stand up to danger; see an expert in action
AT FIRST GLANCE, Bateman seems an unlikely pioneer for women's self-defense. At age 66 and standing all of 5 feet 2, she grew up at a time when conventional wisdom held that women who fought back against their attackers would only get hurt worse.
Issues brief - 1/ 12/10
and events at Seattle Public Schools. 2. A Series of Preschool Preview Nights at Shoreline Community College Shoreline Community College's Parent Education Program and ParentMap will host a series of free "Preschool Preview Nights…." ….in the cafeteria ...
Bobby Jindal's education bills 'obliterate public education,' former reformer says
"Unfortunately,' she writes, 'reform' today has become a synonym for dismantling public education and ... the most far-reaching attempt in the nation to de-fund, dismantle, and obliterate public education," writes Ravitch. "Paul Pastorek, the former ...
School Crunch -- With Tuition Costs Climbing, Many Parents Are Wondering If A Private Education Is Worth The Money
And Lakeside, with its grades 5-12 college prep program, has seen tuition ... cost of diversifying the student body. "Independent schools are trying very hard to raise teachers' salaries," says Lee Neff, executive director of the Pacific ...