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Arts education has been severely compromised to the detriment of creative thinking and the strength of our current and future workforce.  It’s no secret that budget cuts have decimated arts education programs in public schools-- and in low-income schools in particular. But it turns out that...

Proactively addressing mental health issues for children can be the game-changer of a lifetime. Mental health. Just the words can strike apprehension and worry, especially for parents who fear their child may be suffering from a mental or emotional condition. But this shouldn't be the case....

A new database of local nonprofits is aimed at helping donors find and research groups worth their support. The Orange County Community Foundation’s new Nonprofit Central database is an online “matchmaker” for philanthropy. “This is really the first resource of its kind in Orange County,” says Todd...

No, really. Kids need to be challenged when school is out to prevent academic skills from sliding. The serene days of summer; when months of downtime blend together and school-weary students haven’t a care in the world. This storybook scenario is not the reality, however, for...

Hand-picked successor as OC superintendent reflects on job's challenges. When the highly respected Bill Habermehl, superintendent of schools for Orange County, stepped down in May of 2012, he left with a purpose. He wanted to lay the foundation for his successor, one he had a hand in...

Hands-on instruction the key to unlocking students’ individual and national success. There is no disputing it. The United States has fallen dramatically behind other industrialized nations in the fastest-growing global industries, and we must act now if we are to regain our competitive edge. The highest-paying...