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Published on February 15th, 2023
LPIE launches transformational $12M endowment campaign
Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) - which for more than four decades has provided critical funding to Lafayette's six public schools - welcomed students, family, friends and dignitaries Feb. 10 to Lafayette Plaza Park for a celebration that included food trucks, ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on February 1st, 2023
The real life of an LPIE instructor
Laura Zucker still remembers leaving her law practice behind in Connecticut to embark on a fresh start in Lafayette with her partner and three children nearly two decades ago. It didn't turn out like she imagined it.
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on February 1st, 2023
Saklan School teacher selected for a trip of a lifetime to Antarctica
Virtually uninhabited, the earth's southernmost continent of Antarctica spans 5.5 million square miles of ice-covered terrain. While scientists and tourists make up any of the insignificant human population, the only permanent inhabitants are penguins, seals, whales ...By Vera Kochan

Published on February 1st, 2023
Lamorinda schools prepped to handle potential overdose cases
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Jan. 13 the staff at Acalanes High School responded quickly to a student medical emergency involving fentanyl, with the school nurse immediately administering naxolone (the generic form of Narcan, which is an antidote to the opioid drug) to the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 18th, 2023
AUHSD president's reflections on where the district is and where it's heading
With nine years under her belt as an ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on January 4th, 2023
Local woman hired as executive director of ONE Orinda
In mid-July, the Orinda Network for Education (ONE Orinda) hired Emily Allen as executive director. Allen, who is a resident of Orinda, is close to the education community. Her husband is the head coach for Orinda Park Pool and has a math tutoring business working ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 4th, 2023
Orinda School Board welcomes new members, reflects on pandemic
It was an emotional afternoon on Dec. 12 when the Orinda Union School Board bid farewell to outgoing board members Carol Brown, Jason Kaune and Liz Daoust and welcomed new board members Edda Coleman, Eve Phillips and Katie Shogan, who were sworn in by Contra Costa ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 4th, 2023
Lafayette School District board looks ahead to the new year
After an intense election cycle in November, the Lafayette School Board members are excited to roll up their sleeves and get to work. They say they're ready to lean in, listen, engage with the community, as they work toward the ultimate goal of serving children in the ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on January 4th, 2023
Local teens reflect on 2022
Ringing in the New Year is a time for ...By Ashley Dong

Published on December 7th, 2022
What is a good college?
If you did a survey and asked people what characteristics define a good college, you might get 100 different answers. If there is so much variation just in what constitutes a good college, we know there is even more variation in what constitutes a best fit for a ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Moraga School District to seat two new board members and one incumbent
Election results for the Nov. 8 Moraga ...By Vera Kochan

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