Back to school!
Alameda Patch columnist Judy Judy wrote last week about a she and her family had a few years back. And columnist Alice Lewis wrote about — as well as a transition back to a full nest.
If you're a stay-at-home parent, how will you spend your first day with the kids out of the house? If not, how will your routine shift?
And homework! Not just for kids anymore. How much time does homework take you?
With the , many community members are feeling more secure about the future of the . (If you'd like to join the oversight committee for the tax you can find out .)
Other community members launched a legal challenge to the tax last May, which, according to this Alameda Journal report on last Tuesday's school board meeting, is expected to go to trial in September.
SFGate blogger Susan Davis (and sometimes Patch contributor) has a more detailed update on the legal challenge to Measure A as well as an update on the Robles-Wong lawsuit that is challenging the structure of education funding in California.
On the first day of elementary school each year with me and reminded me how lucky I was to live in a country in which all children have the opportunity to go to school. He'd remind me that my great grandparents had come from a place where that was not the case.
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