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Culver City School Competes to Produce the Least Amount of Lunch Trash

Culver City School Competes to Produce the Least Amount of Lunch Trash

The goal of the Trash-Free Lunch Challenge is to not only reduce waste, but also to teach kids how to reuse, recycle and compost.
How Joe Jonas Threw the Culver City High School Presidential Election

How Joe Jonas Threw the Culver City High School Presidential Election

"Culver City High School, you got to vote for my girl Mia," the pop star says on video.
Local Elementary Deemed a 'Distinguished' School

Local Elementary Deemed a 'Distinguished' School

La Ballona makes the grade.
E-Cigs to Be Restricted at West Los Angeles College

E-Cigs to Be Restricted at West Los Angeles College

Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District voted unanimously to restrict the activity, referred to as "vaping," the same way they do tobacco smoking on campus.
Two Harlem Globetrotters Stop by Park Century School to Do Their Thing

Two Harlem Globetrotters Stop by Park Century School to Do Their Thing

They also helped raise money for the American Heart Association.
Erin Brockovich Talks Environmental Activism with Kids at UCLA

Erin Brockovich Talks Environmental Activism with Kids at UCLA

Children have to "change their perception about how they see themselves," she says.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National Assessment of Educational Progress ranks state students 36th in the U.S.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Voter Guide: Seven Candidates Seek Three Seats in Culver City School Board Election Tuesday

Voter Guide: Seven Candidates Seek Three Seats in Culver City School Board Election Tuesday

Check here for everything you need to know about the election.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
California Releases Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

California Releases Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

To exempt a child from required vaccinations, a parent and a doctor must sign the new Personal Belief Exemption form under a state law that takes effect Jan. 1.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Culver City's Walk to School Day Set for Wednesday

Culver City's Walk to School Day Set for Wednesday

Some students will even plan on dancing to school on International Walk to School Day.