The Los Angeles Police Department has sent officers to Newtown, Connecticut in the wake of Friday's tragedy. Assistant Chief Michel Moore told the Los Angeles Police Commission this week that the department, alongside L.A. Unified School District police, has sent a small contingent of officers to t ... More >>
While teachers in some inner-city schools struggle to get supplies for their students, sometimes buying books, paper and pens themselves, the pupils at tony Manhattan Beach Middle School will each get an iPad as part of the educational experience there this fall. About 75 percent of the kids will b ... More >>
The L.A. Unified School District has reacted slowly and sometimes defensively to the horrific Miramonte Elementary School sex abuse scandal. One of the stranger outcomes will be that fourth graders will no longer be blindfolded for an exercise designed to test and strengthen kids senses. Of course ... More >>
Minority parents target failing Adelanto school
Cooking with KidsAlright, kids, put down your pencils and pick up your spatulas. A new study in the latest issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that the Cooking with Kids elementary school program is beneficial to young students. The program incorporates science, cul ... More >>
Ted SoquiAlice Callaghan of Las Familias del PuebloPrince William and his wife, Kate, are heading to Skid Row on Sunday to visit Inner-City Arts school, which is all fine and dandy. But we suggest the royal couple also hang out at Las Familias del Pueblo, the Skid Row childcare center with a ... More >>
Courtesy of Hollywood Arts CouncilKids from Project SOAR show their artwork Up onstage in the Los Feliz Elementary School auditorium, a group of third-graders literally runs through an improvisational acting exercise, the instructor having directed them to scurry at each other from opposin ... More >>
rawstory.comObama wants YOU to win the futureWe're no experts, but we think God might prefer that the Catholic children of Los Angeles get a little rest come June-time. Nope. No luck for the weary. Cardinal Roger Mahoney tells City News Service today that "the elementary schools in the Archd ... More >>
On L.A.'s Skid Row, a generational war over how to teach the American children of illegal immigrants
In an effort to save California an estimated $700 million dollars in annual education spending, California legislators are considering changing the minimum kindergarten enrollment age from 4-years-old to 5. The state Senate approved the bill by Sen. Joe Simitian on Wednesday on a 28-4 vote. ... More >>
Why firing the desk-sleepers, burnouts, hotheads and other failed teachers is all but impossible
Beavis.We're not sure what they're teaching kids down in Manhattan Beach, but they sure are smart. Take the case of 18-year-old Kevin Manuel Duron who, police allege, went to his local elementary school and tried to collect urine from boys in the bathroom there. Police think that Duron, a re ... More >>
Very Meri Tees
A gorgeous downtown high school has no plan, no curriculum but sure looks fab
You gotta love the brilliant decision by the respected polling group, Public Policy Institute of California, to once again sneak in subtle test questions of California residents while asking them to opine on everything from whether we should borrow from the Lottery (voters say No) to whether Schwarz ... More >>
Hope and little glory at an L.A. high school
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A payroll disaster at LAUSD ruins educators finances, with no fix in sight
But with 43,000 kids fleeing LAUSD to charter schools, will mayor follow?
L.A., which educates one of every 12 California students, is ground zero in the Education Wars
“This is the best street in L.A.,” declares Eric Garcetti as we step onto Park Drive in the hills of Echo Park.
Joint interviews with a medical-pot pharmacist and a neighbor who says, Not in My Schoolyard.
Kindergarten at Art Center
Is Mayor V betraying his old-time union allies? Or rescuing L.A.’s troubled public school system? Whatever the answer, he faces the biggest risks of his political career.
The Aguilars face money problems, bad grades and near-constant arguing about Luis’ future
Edwards has the right stuff — the civil rights stuff
Some parents win, others lose English-Spanish program
The strange art of applying to L.A. magnet schools
Charter schools’ hype outpaces results
A panel of teachers responds
A first-year teacher’s journal
A conversation with Superintendent Roy Romer
The school district's space crunch is much worse than you know. And no one has a plan that will fix it.
Former Governor Pete Wilson said that reducing class size would be good for kids. He should have said it would be good for affluent kids.
Ramon Cortines has Promised to Reinvent the City's Schools. But Can He Deliver?
Uh-oh! L.A.’s grand plan for creating classrooms won’t work
The Miserable State of Black Education
Harry Potter’s magic survives another match with Muggles-parents
Becoming a storyteller