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Published on September 1st, 2021
SMC begins fall semester with primarily in-person classes and strict COVID guidelines
As far back as February, and well before the ...By Vera Kochan

Published on September 1st, 2021
Mulberry Tree Preschool hands over the keys to Growing Light Montessori School
The Moraga Town Council approved a resolution authorizing an assignment of the Ground Lease with Mulberry Tree Preschool and owner, Susan Allison, to Growing Light Montessori School during its Aug. 25 meeting.
By Vera Kochan

Published on August 18th, 2021
Back to school with joy ... and COVID-19 guidelines
Two of Lamorinda's three municipalities started the new school year with new superintendents, but everyone was well prepared for the challenges of keeping students safe while the COVID-19 pandemic lingers. All staff, teachers, and volunteers at area schools will be ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 4th, 2021
Once dubious, Wilder residents now wildly enthusiastic about preschool
When somewhat over one year ago it was proposed to rent a portion of the Art & Garden Center at Wilder to a Montessori preschool, Wilder residents expressed concerns that this was another benefit for Orinda that would be a burden on the Wilder community. During an ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 21st, 2021
Lamorinda school buses to roll again, and, for the first time ever, will service Wilder as well
After the difficult school year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, area schools are reopening with full schedules of academics, sports and other activities, and the Lamorinda School Bus Program will also return to full service. The full schedule of bus service for ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 21st, 2021
New OUSD superintendent selected
Following an intensive search, the Orinda Union School District board of trustees has selected Aida Glimme to serve as the new superintendent of the district. Glimme, who comes to Orinda from the Acalanes Union High School District, replaces popular outgoing ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 7th, 2021
The illusion of 'test optional' colleges
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the onset of nearly universal distance learning for all high school students, both parents and students have been relieved to hear that many college admission procedures are going "test optional" this year. While "test optional" does ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Published on July 7th, 2021
Lafayette School District governing board appoints new member
The Lafayette School District announced the ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 7th, 2021
Moraga renegotiates Mulberry Tree Preschool lease agreement
The Mulberry Tree Preschool, founded by Robert and Victoria Felton, has been operating since 1972 on land leased from the state of California that was originally intended as part of the Highway 77 right-of-way. With the incorporation of Moraga in 1974, the property ...By Vera Kochan

Published on June 23rd, 2021
Dr. Julie Parks to succeed Bruce Burns as superintendent of Moraga School District
Julie Parks, Ed.D., will become superintendent of the Moraga School District beginning July 1, the Moraga School Board announced last week. Parks was most recently the principal of Orinda's Miramonte High School in the Acalanes Union High School District, a position ...By Jenn Freedman

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