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Members are invited to submit articles for publication in our newsletter. 


  • Length: Articles 500-1,200 words; Announcements 75-250 words
  • Double-space to provide room for editing
  • Indent paragraphs
  • Do not right justify
  • Submit typed copy as an e-mail attachment
  • Check punctuation and spelling, particularly of names


  • Use an active voice “We have all experienced...” rather than a passive voice “An experience that has been had by all of us...”
  • Use short sentences and short paragraphs. Avoid loading sentences with unnecessary words.
  • In general, strive to make your points as briefly as possible, with each word adding something.
  • Avoid clichés (“like a ton of bricks”), slang (“humungous”), and hyperbole (“the worst problem we all face...”).
  • Document and reference key assertions with which others may disagree (“(Farrell, 1933)” “Unified School District enrollment data”).


  • As you prepare your article or announcement, ask yourself:
    What is my goal — to inform, to persuade, to motivate, to challenge, to respond?
    What exactly is this article about? What are the two or three key points I wish to make?Who is my audience? How much knowledge of this subject do I assume my readers have?
  • For announcements, please make sure you include all necessary information: what, why, when, where, how, and who.
  • Before submitting anything, please read it aloud, making sure it says what you want it to say as clearly as possible.

Submit articles to abby.zimberg@gmail.com

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Belmont CA 94002-9998 


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