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The Recent Supreme Court Decision Gives Even More Power to the Wealthy

David Lyell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
David Lyell

Teaching is a thankless job. And though the voices of the working class are often already ignored by management, astonishingly, it could get worse with the recent ruling that caps on political contributions are unconstitutional.

New Survey Can Help Us Demand Change

Areva Martin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Areva Martin

You, too, can use a personal situation to change an entire system.

Bill Gates: Another Company With Connections Makes Millions While Schools Go Without

David Lyell | Posted 03.13.2014 | Education
David Lyell

What our schools don't need is more bureaucracy from outside interests. The children of millionaires and billionaires attend private schools with small class sizes and fully staffed campuses. Why is it that what's good enough for the children of millionaires and billionaires isn't good enough for all students?

Stratosphere: A Conversation with Matt Sorum and Album Preview

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm focusing on my new project Kings of Chaos, which is my rock 'tribute' -- I would say, it's basically my new supergroup."

This is What Community Health Looks Like: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...

Children Last: California Trial Showcases the Corporate War on Teachers and Public Education

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Are job protections for teachers to blame for educational underachievement among low-income students of color in California? That's the provocative question ostensibly at the heart of Vergara vs. California.

Those Greedy Prius-Driving, Coupon-Clipping Teachers!

David Lyell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
David Lyell

Talk to any LAUSD teacher and they will tell you they clearly want a fair, living wage and that a raise is long overdue. In fact, in my conversations with fellow teachers and health and human services professionals, I have yet to meet anyone who thinks a raise isn't long overdue.

Susan Sontag and the LAUSD Library Crisis

Penka Skachkova | Posted 04.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Penka Skachkova

The basic human right to literacy is less available to thousands of children in Los Angeles, who are growing up without the benefit of a middle school library. Currently, 76 of the 92 middle school libraries in LAUSD are either closed or without professional staff.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: LOL Is Not Cool!

Marcy Winograd | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

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.

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

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...

Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Ache for My Daughter

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...

Would You Like Fries With Your iPad?

David Lyell | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
David Lyell

I know board members care deeply about public education. But as recently deceased board member Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte said about students, and I think you could apply this to the board's relationship with the public: "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

Dear Marcy and Jackie: Whose Homework Is It Anyway?

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

Two educators with over 20 years of experience working with students answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges.

These Are All The Worst Things About LA

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles has choking traffic, high poverty rates and slow job growth, a new report on the city concludes. Also, locals don't trust City Hall, pens...

Dear Marcy and Jackie

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

Co-authored by Jackie Hirtz Each week, Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from element...

MAJOR Victory For Los Angeles Students

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles

Fourth- and eighth-graders in Los Angeles Unified made double-digit gains over the past decade on national English and math tests, outpacing the impro...

LA Teachers Protest Against 'Teacher Jails'

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 02.09.2014 | Los Angeles

Calling for an end to what they say is harassment, hundreds of United Teachers Los Angeles members rallied at district offices across the city late Mo...

Turning a Negative Into a Positive: How Schools Elevate Culture by Emphasizing the Positive

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

Last week, California educators and families received some exciting news. The state's eighth-grade reading scores showed substantial improvement over the last two years, representing some of the largest gains in the nation. But unfortunately, media coverage focused primarily on overall flat student scores nationwide.

iPads All Around!

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified moved forward Tuesday with the second phase of its plan to equip students with iPads, but added a pilot test of laptops -- a signa...

For the Children: New Skid Row Campus Partners Para Los Niños Charter and LAUSD School

Martine Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Martine Singer

LAUSD and Para Los Niños share a vision for high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming integrated with the services and supports needed by families living in poverty.

Community Power Saved LAUSD Superintendent Dr. Deasy

Ben Austin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Austin

Last week, something extraordinary happened: For one single moment the people of Los Angeles stood together for the simple proposition that we must elevate our kids above our politics. And the people won.

'We're The First In The Country'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones and Brenda Gazzar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

After taking a second, deeper look at Los Angeles Unified's controversial iPad project, school board members reiterated their support Tuesday for the ...

Just Kidding, That Will Be $25 Million

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.23.2013 | Los Angeles

New questions arose Tuesday about Los Angeles Unified's iPad project, including concerns about ownership of instructional software and new budget esti...

LAUSD President Issues Apology; Seeks Professional Help

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.09.2013 | Los Angeles

A day after Los Angeles Unified released two claims accusing him of harassment, school board President Richard Vladovic admitted Tuesday that he'd vio...

LAUSD Fires A Ton Of Teachers

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified school board has voted to fire 127 educators and accepted the resignations of 110 more since February 2012, when the Miramonte...