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Newsfront - April 4, 2008

Back in school

Schoolmaster Don Kurtz and Schoolmarm Joan Kurtz led "pupils" in old-fashioned lessons at the Danville Library last week much as they do in the Museum of the San Ramon Valley One Room School program they started.

Each third-grader in the school district visits the old Tassajara Grammar School in the spring, where volunteers provide the type of lessons the school might have given in the 1880s, such as ciphering, spelling, reciting, using pens with inkwells, and playing traditional games.

The Kurtzes were being honored as Living Treasures in the museum program of the same name. See more photos at

--Dolores Fox Ciardelli