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Tips for Keeping Teens Safe this Graduation Season

Tips for Keeping Teens Safe this Graduation Season

Traffic accidents are the No. 1 killer of American teenagers, according to a report by the General Motors Foundation.
Long Beach Unified to Receive $7.5 Mil in Grant Funding

Long Beach Unified to Receive $7.5 Mil in Grant Funding

The money is to support career and technical education in high-demand fields.
CSULB Student Hit by Car Last Year, Graduates This Year

CSULB Student Hit by Car Last Year, Graduates This Year

Elizabeth Ramos, a former track/cross country runner, received her bachelor's of science degree in nutrition and dietetics, and hopes to pursue a medical degree to become a doctor following
Two Local Schools Lauded for Being Green

Two Local Schools Lauded for Being Green

State superintendent applauds Lowell Elementary's earning Garden and its Green Team and Twain Elementary's trash diversion program.
Two Long Beach Elementaries Lauded for Being Green

Two Long Beach Elementaries Lauded for Being Green

The state nominates Lowell and Twain Elementary for national recognition.
Grants to Provide Tens of Thousands for Advanced Learning

Grants to Provide Tens of Thousands for Advanced Learning

Long Beach Unified is among the school districts that will receive grants so that high schools can provide advanced learning opportunities.
Local Boy Takes Part in Annual Lawry's Beef Bowl Eating Competition

Local Boy Takes Part in Annual Lawry's Beef Bowl Eating Competition

Offensive tackle Fou Fonoti, from Mayfair High School in Lakewood and Cerritos College, said he was excited about going to Lawry's.
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.
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.
Teachers File Lawsuit Against Local Fashion Institute

Teachers File Lawsuit Against Local Fashion Institute

Teachers file suit against area fashion school. Where you a student? What was your experience?
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.
Ontario Fury Score Impressive Win in Debut

Ontario Fury Score Impressive Win in Debut

The Fury, based in Ontario, is playing their first season. The team fields a professional and reserve team with players from all over Southern California.
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.
University Professor Honored for Work With Children

University Professor Honored for Work With Children

Eileen Mayers Pasztor, professor of social work at, had received the Barbara Wasson Making a Difference Award from Grandparents as Parents.