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Marcy Winograd is the author of Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush, a novel for tween girls.(www.lolazola.com) A public high school English teacher, Marcy helped organize OccupyLAUSD to protest education budget cuts. In 2010, Marcy mobilized 41% of the Democratic Party primary vote in her peace challenge to incumbent Blue Dog Congresswoman Jane Harman. Advocating a Blue-Green coalition to elect Greens for every non-partisan office, Marcy serves on the California Green Party's statewide assembly on ballot initiatives and often guest-hosts for Lila Garrett on radio station KPFK's (90.7 FM/LA) Connect the Dots.

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Tween Expert Says 'No' to Cell Phones, Make-Up and Dating

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 12:15 PM

Pauline, the "bad influence" in Brown Girls Publishing tween novel "New Girl on Salt Flat Road," lives in the fast lane -- hosting make-up parties and pop-up bikini fashion shows, texting 24/7, and flirting with the older boys at the mall.

When I wrote this book...

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I am Eleven: New Documentary Hits LA & SM

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 5:22 PM

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Do you remember when you were 11?

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving portrait of childhood. Meet youth in transition, from childhood to teen-dom, talking bout...

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Santa Monica Beach Bathroom Workers Demand Union Recognition

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 2:46 PM

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As a volunteer organizer with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), I am proud to announce that a supermajority of the 11 "as needed" beach maintenance workers in Santa Monica just signed Industrial Workers of the World petitions to collectively bargain with...

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Ask Marcy and Jackie: Should I Cosign a Loan for Private Vocational School?

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges. Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and include Ask Marcy and Jackie in the subject...

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Ask Marcy and Jackie: Should I Put My Daughter in a Special Ed Class?

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 6:09 PM

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges. Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and include Ask Marcy and Jackie in the subject...

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Ask Marcy and Jackie: In Conclusion... What?!

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges. Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and include Ask Marcy and Jackie in the subject...

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Dear Marcy and Jackie: Don't Pay for Grades

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges. Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and include Dear Marcy and Jackie in the subject...

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Dear Marcy and Jackie: LOL Is Not Cool!

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 12:54 PM

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges. Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and include "Dear Marcy and Jackie" in the subject...

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Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Didn't Mean to Eavesdrop

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 10:11 AM

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges. Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and include Dear Marcy and Jackie in the subject...

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Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Ache for My Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 9:21 AM

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges. Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and include Dear Marcy and Jackie in the subject...

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Dear Marcy and Jackie: Whose Homework Is It Anyway?

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 3:31 PM

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges. Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and include Dear Marcy and Jackie in the subject...

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Dear Marcy and Jackie

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Co-authored by Jackie Hirtz

Each week, Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges in this blog.

Submit your questions to winogradteach@gmail.com and...

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10 Back to School Tips for Parents of Tweens

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 10:35 AM

I'm a teacher, author and a mom -- not always a perfect mom, but one who has learned from her mistakes and can offer insight into the keys to academic success. I taught middle school tweens in the Los Angeles Unified School District for several years and just published a...

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Mubarak, Harman Walk: Winograd Considers a Run

(5) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 6:43 AM

I can't remember ever watching a revolution on television, witnessing the might of a million people blanketing the darkness, raising their candles to demand a voice. With the much-applauded departure of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, the world stage beckons new leaders with new thinking. Into the void comes a...

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My Response to Jane Harman: You're in the Bubble

(6) Comments | Posted June 5, 2010 | 2:01 PM

Jane Harman's consultant Harvey Englander, the guy who advises union-busting hotels near the LA airport, stole a clip from my cable television ad for single-payer health care to put me in a bubble in another cable television commercial. While I'm bouncing around in this bubble, a Swift Boating narrator announces...

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South Bay to Discuss Autism Epidemic: Causes and Solutions

(16) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 3:23 PM

Autism is one of life's many mysteries that leaves children, later adults, often enclosed in a world of their own. A cousin of mine is autistic. He can paint huge watercolor canvasses and audit classes at Harvard, but he cannot talk to you, nor look you in the eye, nor...

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We Need a Green New Deal

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2009 | 12:55 PM

My brilliant young cousin -- we'll call her Linda Pearl -- works as a rocket scientist at a local aerospace plant a few miles from LAX. Linda Pearl considers herself one of the lucky college grads who landed a job in the space end of the aerospace industry. Some of...

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Before We Pass Health Insurance Reform, We Must Do More to Limit Big Pharma's Monopoly on Biologics

(2) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 3:30 PM

Blogger and breast cancer survivor Jane Hamsher rightfully and righteously laments the 12-year monopoly protection on biologics -- miracle drugs made from living matter -- folded into the current health insurance reform bill. Conversely, Big Pharma must be clinking its Martini glasses, passing the Sherry, and luxuriating in guaranteed...

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No Diet COLA for Seniors -- Fight the Freeze and Save Social Security

(24) Comments | Posted October 24, 2009 | 12:08 PM

Let's thank Congressman Anthony Weiner, our single payer champ, for taking to the streets of New York again, this time to protest the Social Security Administration's policy decision to freeze the cost of living adjustment (COLA) on Social Security benefits. Unlike last year, when seniors and the disabled received a...

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Single-Payers Crashing the Gates

(40) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 4:26 PM

One of the many frustrations for advocates of single-payer health care is the relentless drive to marginalize us, not only by conservatives but also by members of our own party.

Case in point: the accounting arm of Congress, the Congressional Budget Office, has yet to perform...

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