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...
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!
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.
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".
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.
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.