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Published on October 12th, 2022
Local students push council for resolution to reduce auto idling
Three team leaders from Project Earth: Idle-Free Lafayette - Raini Chugh (president); David Siu (secretary); and Lauren Brekke (treasurer) - appeared before the city council Sept. 12 to request a resolution to implement no-idling initiatives in Lafayette in an effort ...

Published on September 28th, 2022
MEF funds new elementary science program
The Moraga School District has launched a new elementary science program this fall with the help of a generous grant from the Moraga Education Foundation (MEF). The program adds two new dedicated, credentialed science teachers who lead all elementary students through ...By Jenn Freedman

Published on September 14th, 2022
Student loans that make sense
Doing College and Beyond
College and Graduate School Admissions Services
970 Dewing Avenue, Suite 202, ...
By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on September 14th, 2022
Suspect still at large after attempted kidnapping outside Stanley Middle School
At approximately 8 a.m. on Sept. 2, ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on September 14th, 2022
Ashley Dias' legacy lives on
When Ashley Dias left for his post as a crossing guard outside of Stanley Middle School on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, he told his mom he'd see her in a bit. That was the last time Gloria Dias saw her son alive.
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on August 31st, 2022
Hiring part-time college application readers
With the recent surge in college applications, schools have begun to outsource the work of their admission counseling staff (aka admission officers) by hiring part-time application readers. Colleges tell us that this influx of part-timers is a matter of necessity, but ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on August 31st, 2022
Memorial plaque unveiling honoring Ashley Dias planned for Sept. 2
A memorial plaque honoring the late Ashley ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on August 17th, 2022
New LafSD Superintendent excited to meet district students & families
Just as students are getting acclimated to their new routines with the arrival of the new school year, the new superintendent Dr. Brent Stephens is settling into the Lafayette School District.
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on August 17th, 2022
Intergenerational dialogue inspires learning & growing in Lamorinda
An intergenerational crowd of about four dozen Lamorinda community members came together in the Lafayette Learning Center on July 27 to talk, learn, share and grow.
Lynn? McPha ...
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on August 17th, 2022
Rolling out universal meal service at schools has joys and disappointments
As Lamorinda kids went back to school in August, social media erupted in a barrage of comments. While parents were concerned, there was largely a tone of understanding, as Lamorinda schools began to roll out the universal meal program adopted by the State of ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 3rd, 2022
Does applying to more get you through the door? Why more is not better in college
As a college admissions advisor in Lafayette I am often asked some version of this question: "If 5 - 10% of applicants are accepted to the most highly ranked schools, will I have a better chance of getting into one of them if I apply to all of them?"
By Elizabeth LaScala

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