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Inexperienced Teachers In L.A. More Likely To Be Assigned To Students Behind In Math

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are more likely to be assigned to students who on average are six months behind thei...

In California Assembly Race, Is Union Help Not Enough To Win?

| Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of LA School Report. In a race that is still considered too close to call, Assemblywoman Betsy Butler is trailing h...

The Real Reason Schools Are Failing: They're Boring and Lack 'Edutainment'

Stephen Estes | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Stephen Estes

A little less talk, a little more action, and a bit of edutainment, and I think I see how the world's children will come to realize their true potential and build the skill-sets they will someday need.

Anna Almendrala

Stephanie Abrams, LAUSD Social Media Director, Highlights Back-To-School Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Who: Stephanie Abrams, social media director of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Native Angeleno or Transplant? Native Neighborhood: Tar...

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?

'It's Beyond Disappointing.. It’s Disgusting, Actually'

2012-08-27-Screenshot20120827at1.59.29PM.png | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of LA School Report. By Hillel Aron Last Friday afternoon in his office high up on the 24th floor of the dist...

L.A. School Districts Slow To Acknowledge State's Anti-Gay Bullying Law

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

A California law requiring school districts to update their anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies has been seemingly ignored by five Long Beach a...

Teen Stabbed Three Times By Fellow Student Outside L.A. High School

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

A 16-year-old student at Bassett High School in La Puente, Calif., was stabbed three times by a fellow student on the school’s campus Wednesday afte...

Cost Of Educating Students With Special Needs Disproportionately Left To Traditional Public Schools

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students in...

USC Students Hope To Save L.A. Community High School

Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

Two University of Southern California students have launched an Indiegogo campaign in hopes of raising $10,000 by Aug. 10 so Los Angeles Community Hig...

Marketing, Video Game Incentives Help Boost Catholic Schools Enrollment

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- After 97 years, Our Lady of Lourdes School was closing – enrollment had dwindled to just 35 children last year at what was once o...

The Business as Usual Betrayal of Teachers and Students

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are not amused by a school district that has squandered billions of dollars over the years. We are not amused by the education testing industry that keeps sucking dollars out of our schools and leaving us with less and less.

Teacher Allegedly Used 'Bridesmaids'-Inspired Physical Punishment On Student

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.01.2012 | Education

A teacher at Malibu High School in Malibu, Calif., is under investigation after ninth-grade student Dionne Evans went to local authorities claiming th...

Advocates Seek To Reduce Student Suspensions By Axing 'Willful Defiance' Charge

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- School suspensions were once reserved for serious offenses including fighting and bringing weapons or drugs on campus. But these days t...

LAUSD Should Fund Schools in Need, Not District Offices

David Lyell | Posted 05.25.2012 | Los Angeles
David Lyell

When children in affluent communities have all the best supports as they grow and learn -- and children in our most economically depressed neighborhoods aren't afforded the same opportunities -- we can not even begin to approach using words to describe such an injustice.

Stay Late and Graduate?

Stu Semigran | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact
Stu Semigran

For with so many of our young people dropping out comes a rise in crime, teenage pregnancy and other risky activities that place a burden on society. The perpetual challenge we are all facing now more than ever, is how can we keep students in school?

Students Speak Up: How Budget Cuts Are Hurting Them

Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

As school districts are facing massive budget cuts across the country, school programs, teachers and students are taking the hit. Across the countr...

Flex Schools Personalize, Enhance and Accelerate Learning

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Students spend 20 to 50 percent of their time online. The Bay Area's Rocketship Education is a high-performing elementary network where students spend two hours per day in a computer lab. KIPP Empower in Los Angeles has classroom centers that students rotate through.

High Stakes Interviews: Sixth Grade

Jessica Gottlieb | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Jessica Gottlieb

Interviewing for sixth grade admissions in Los Angeles is as high stakes an interview as any in my lifetime.

Education Department Seeks Public Input To Prevent Cheating In Schools

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Education Department wants the public's input to develop guidelines to prevent and detect cheating. The effort comes after several c...

Despite Congress Backtrack, Schools Move Ahead With Healthy Meals

| Sue Frey | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. A week after Congress backtracked on some key components of landmark school nutriti...

Murder Of Gay Teen Illuminates Schools' Delicate Balancing Act

AP | By GREG RISLING | Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- There were many missed opportunities to prevent the murder of a 15-year-old gay student at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard. Te...

Are Standardized Tests Pushing Teachers To Cheat?

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

From Georgia's southern charm to California's golden beaches, the east and west coasts boast cultures of their own. But one particular culture -- one ...

More, Better Early Education Could Help Close California's Achievement Gap

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the third of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students F...

More Schools Afflicted By Alleged Teacher Cheating

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Student test scores from two Los Angeles-area schools have been thrown out based on evidence of cheating by teachers. Three teachers at Short Avenu...