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Five Moraga Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state championships
Five Moraga Rotary Odyssey of the Mind teams will advance to the state championship competition at UC Riverside after placing first or second in their group at the March 3 San Francisco regional competitions. These teams, out of the 14 teams sponsored by Moraga Rotary ...Submitted by Rich Render



Local high school students join national walkout
Hundreds of high school students in the Lamorinda area participated in the national walkout protesting gun violence, joining over 3,000 other participating schools in the movement that took place at 10 a.m. March 14 across the nation's time zones and Puerto Rico.
By John T. Miller



Saklan announces new Head of School
After an extensive nationwide search, The Saklan School Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of David O'Connell, a dedicated and inspiring educational leader with over 20 years of experience in independent schools all over the world, as the next Head ...Submitted by Christine Kuckuk



Acalanes High School team ranked third at CCC High School Mock Trials
During seven Tuesday and Thursday evenings last month, 15 Contra Costa County high school Mock Trial teams, including those from Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte high schools, battled it out with each other inside the superior courthouse courtrooms of Martinez. As ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance



Fifth-graders learn history by living it during Colonial Days
It was like stepping back in time in a corner of Happy Valley last week - students from Springhill Elementary School got the chance to spend a day living as colonial-era children. It was all part of their fifth grade experience, and everyone - students, teachers and ...By Pippa Fisher



Lafayette teachers demand fair pay
It was clear at a recent Lafayette School District board meeting that teachers are not prepared to wait silently while the union and district continue to negotiate teacher contracts.
The ...
By Pippa Fisher



College Advisor
The University of California at Davis offers a small town alternative to the dense, urban locations of UC Berkeley and UCLA. Located in the Golden State's fertile agricultural region in California's Central Valley, UC Davis is a 90-minute drive from San Francisco, and ...By Elizabeth LaScala



Local students perform at Carnegie Hall
Four talented Lamorinda students were among the finalists chosen from all over the world to perform in February on New York's most famous stage. And all four musicians attend Campolindo High School.
By Pippa Fisher



Next Generation Science Standards extend to Orinda elementary schools
Next Generation Science Standards, guidelines implemented across the United States as of April 2013, have been adopted in 19 states as of November, and have continued to develop as schools work toward replacing old science curriculum with NGSS. The Wagner Ranch ...By Audrey Spindler



Retired teacher group assists local teachers with planning for future
A group of teachers and staff from the ...By John T. Miller



LAFSD parcel tax discussion leads only to more questions
A Feb. 12 discussion by school board members ...By Nick Marnell



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