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Beginning Oct. 1 college-bound families may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be approved for federal direct student loans as well as need-based scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. It considers your family's income and assets, excluding home ...By Elizabeth LaScala PhD

OUSD seeks input on future facilities
Most Orinda Union School District buildings ...By Sora O'Doherty

Latest Lafayette School Board member's longstanding commitment and desire to give back
Following his recent appointment to the Lafayette School District board of trustees to fill a vacancy left by Mark Kindhouse's departure from the area, Rob Sturm is eager to get to work.
By Pippa Fisher

Miramonte writer hopes bystanders step in to stop sexual assault
When Kate Nerone wrote an article for the Miramonte Mirador about what consent means and what constitutes sexual assault, she never thought it would receive the reaction it did. Classmates began to reach out to Nerone, wanting to share their stories. Soon after, she ...By Jennifer Wake

Eclipse Elates Elementary Earthlings
Monday morning Aug. 21 in Lamorinda was characterized by a bustling in the heavens and on Earth. This first day of school brought the yearly return of early morning student traffic, wearing summer tans and gains in height and confidence, streaming in by bus, on foot, ...By B.B. Kaye

New facilities brighten OUSD campuses
Several items were discussed at the Aug. 14 Orinda Union School District board of trustees meeting, including requests for restoration of advanced courses, board member assignments to specific schools and facility upgrades to Orinda campuses.
By Sora O'Doherty

Drama as LAFSD appoints trustee to fill vacant board seat
Overcoming the endorsement of a competing applicant by his predecessor and the conflicted feelings of sitting school board members, Rob Sturm was appointed trustee of the Lafayette School District at an Aug. 16 special meeting. Sturm, a labor-employment attorney, ...By Nick Marnell

LPIE is ramped up and ready for the new school year
Following a new fundraising high for the eighth straight year of over $3 million in the 2016-17 school year, Lafayette Partners in Education has committed to providing more than $3.3 million for the upcoming academic year, supporting students in all six Lafayette ...By Pippa Fisher

Saklan students discuss world food challenges at EF Global Leadership Summit
Earlier this month, Saklan School science teacher Vickie Obenchain and Kim Parks, the middle school dean, traveled with a group of 13 students and parents through Europe to a variety of destinations that connected culture with cuisine, while learning about "future of ...Submitted by Victoria Obenchain

Lamorinda bids a fond farewell to local retiring teachers and staff
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