It's official. For the first time ever in the United States, a California school district has approved a Parent Trigger, which allows parents to make changes to a failing school.
The landmark decision by the Adelanto School District to allow Desert Trails Elementary School in the Mojave Desert to ... More >>
*California's Parent Trigger
*Parent Trigger's Second Try
Teachers' unions don't want you to see Won't Back Down, an underdog film that opened Sept. 28, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a working-class mother in Pittsburgh who will do anything to give her young daughter a great education -- ... More >>
You may have seen a trailer for the new film Won't Back Down, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter. The movie's subject matter revolves around education reform and a thing called the Parent Trigger, a California law that allows parents to takeover a failing school. From what a re ... More >>
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During his half-century residence on the silver screen, Jeff Bridges has inhabited many personas. His most memorable? "The Dude," the schlubby, perpetually stoned beatnik from 1998's The Big Lebowski. Until 2009, that is. Two years ago, Bridges turned ... More >>
Hate to break it to youThe New York patriots at the Village Voice news blog -- our counterpart on America's crappier coast -- have been tooting their own horn so loud lately that we heard it all the way over here in Los Angeles.
So, re: 50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New Y ... More >>
Every October for the past several years, Fashion Week in Los Angeles begins with the Gen Art show. Actually, it begins properly in September with people going on diets and many frantic emails between fashion reporters, stylists, buyers, and publicists, with a deluge of invitations in the mail, and ... More >>