• What was he thinking?

    Parental involvement is crucial to the success of any school. Most teachers and administrators go out of their way to foster that parental involvement, hosting parent nights and other activities in an effort to build a sense of community at their schools.

    It’s a no-brainer. Engaged parents make sure that their kids are doing their homework. They step in when their child’s class needs something. And — by their very involvement — they are sending the message to their children that they value education.

  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 29, 2015
  • Editorial: Cautiously optimistic

    We applaud the city of Las Vegas and the Storrie Project Water Users Association for coming back to the table and negotiating a deal that appears to be a win-win for all involved.

    On the surface, the tentative agreement announced earlier this month by Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and city Utilities Director Ken Garcia appears to be something that would benefit both the city and its water customers and the association and its members.

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 29, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Cincinnati Enquirer on the Paris terrorist attacks and the proposal to stop Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. (Nov. 20):

  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 27, 2015
  • Thumbs Nov. 27, 2015

    For the second time in three seasons, the Memorial Middle School football team finished 7-0 under head coach Richard Martinez. The young Cardinals won most of this year’s games decisively, including a 38-8 win over St. Michael’s.


  • Much to be thankful for

    If you’re like most Americans, your turkey is already in the refrigerator thawing, your kitchen cupboards are overflowing with groceries for the big meal and you’re looking forward to a gathering of family and friends and to a much deserved day off from work.

    As we prepare to celebrate another Thanksgiving, the Optic’s Editorial Board would like to wish you a wonderful holiday and to share some of the things we’re grateful for.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 22. 2015
  • Editorial: A tough ruling to swallow

    The state Supreme Court’s unfortunate ruling last week that buying textbooks for private and religious schools is unconstitutional was largely overshadowed by the terrorist attacks in Paris.

    But it’s a significant ruling that deserves attention, particularly given the fact that it overturns a longtime state practice — a practice that, we would argue, served the public interest.

  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 20, 2015