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Teachers Union in LAUSD to Get More Militant, Raises Possibility of a Strike

Teachers Union in LAUSD to Get More Militant, Raises Possibility of a Strike

Alex Caputo-Pearl framed his remarks around defining "social movement unionism," which he said is "explicit about fighting for racial and social justice."
LA Unified Settles Molestation Lawsuit for $5 Million

LA Unified Settles Molestation Lawsuit for $5 Million

The lawsuit was brought by two former students who alleged they were molested by a elementary teach in Pacoima.
North Hollywood High Team First in LAUSD to Win Cyber-Security Competition

North Hollywood High Team First in LAUSD to Win Cyber-Security Competition

The contest is aimed at inspiring students to pursue careers in cyber security or other science and technology fields.
Summit View High One of Five Finalists in NASA Contest

Summit View High One of Five Finalists in NASA Contest

The idea is to design a system to protect a radiation-measuring instrument aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft. A winning team will be announced in April.
North Hollywood High Heads to State Academic Decathlon

North Hollywood High Heads to State Academic Decathlon

A total of 25 teams from Los Angeles County will compete.
E-Cigs to Be Restricted at Valley College

E-Cigs to Be Restricted at Valley 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.
L.A. Teachers Take Campaign for Raises to Parents

L.A. Teachers Take Campaign for Raises to Parents

Union members passed out pamphlets at schools today throughout LAUSD.
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.
42 San Fernando Valley Charter Schools Form Council

42 San Fernando Valley Charter Schools Form Council

The principal of Carpenter Charter Elementary School in Studio City serves as the chairperson to represent the Valley school communities involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Hollywood Jewish Schools Surprised With Cash Awards

North Hollywood Jewish Schools Surprised With Cash Awards

Two education foundations team up to recognize a pair of outstanding educators.