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'Black Friday:' The Day L.A.'s Top Private Schools Mail Their Acceptance and Rejection Letters

The Daily Truffle | Posted 05.15.2013 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

The L.A. Times coined the term "Black Friday" in a 2008 article, referring to the annual Friday in L.A. when private elementary school admissions letters are mailed. Forget earthquakes or traffic on the 405 -- this is much worse...

The Revolution Is Here -- Are You Ready?

Gino Campagna | Posted 05.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Gino Campagna

If we decentralize the process of making food and make the decision to go back to functioning kitchens in schools, we can create new, quality jobs, help grow a healthier generation and maybe even save money!

It Is Time for the LAUSD to Create a Trade-Tech Diploma

Kevin James | Posted 01.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

Our community still needs plumbers, mechanics and construction workers. The LAUSD should should reinstate career and technical training and trade classes, including wood-shop, machine-shop, graphic design and construction-related classes.

"No" on Teacher Evaluation Bill

Jamie Alter Lynton | Posted 08.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Jamie Alter Lynton

For too long as a state we have refused to appropriately link teacher and principal evaluations to student test scores, the very thing this sort of bill like AB 5 could be accomplishing. Even a third-grader could tell you it deserves an "F".

Ding, Dong, Concept 6 Is Dead

Hector Villagra | Posted 10.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

A new school year is set to begin in LAUSD, with all the typical fresh hopes and dreams, but this one will be different. For the first time since the 1980s, no LAUSD student will be attending a school on the calendar known as Concept 6.

Unlocking Student Potential

John Deasy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Los Angeles
John Deasy

Every student has the potential to succeed. Inside each one of them is a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or rocket scientist. But what does it take to unlock that potential?

Fourth Graders Change the Way School District Handles Unused Food

Josue Barrios | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Josue Barrios

Two young ladies at Jaime Escalante Elementary School in Cudahy have changed the way a school district looks at unused food. Children need to know they can make a difference. Leadership, like compassion and kindness, transcends age and gender.

Why Is It So Difficult To Teach Kids About 9/11?

latimes.com | Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.11.2011 | Los Angeles

Many California teachers say the focus on state testing gives them little time to really explore the topic. Some say educators are hesitant because of...