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Schools

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UCLA Extension Now Offers Classes in South Bay

UCLA Extension Now Offers Classes in South Bay

El Camino College will host classes, starting at the end of this month.
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.
10 Mira Costa Student Athletes to Receive Athletic Scholarships

10 Mira Costa Student Athletes to Receive Athletic Scholarships

The students have committed to play for at least one year on an athletic scholarship at their respective four-year institutions.
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.
Drama Students Deliver Masterful 'Crucible'

Drama Students Deliver Masterful 'Crucible'

Mira Costa High School's version of Arthur Miller's classic play delivers on all fronts, and should not be missed.
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.
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.
Mira Costa Teachers Opt to Not Hold Lunchtime Clubs or Tutor After School

Mira Costa Teachers Opt to Not Hold Lunchtime Clubs or Tutor After School

The action comes in protest of ongoing labor negotiations between the school district and teachers union that have proven to be difficult.
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.
Hermosa View Kids Meet a Cow

Hermosa View Kids Meet a Cow

The Dairy Council Mobile assembly teaches students how the milk gets from the cow to the fridge. Check out the below Facebook post from Hermosa Beach City School District.
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.
Mira Costa Homecoming Royalty Crowned

Mira Costa Homecoming Royalty Crowned

The teenagers were crowned at the homecoming football game Friday night.
State Complaint Against School District Alleges Unfair Labor Practices

State Complaint Against School District Alleges Unfair Labor Practices

An informal hearing has been set for the two parties and state labor board to try to work out a settlement.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.