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PHOTOS: Palisades Charter High Class of 2014 Boldly Heads Toward Future

PHOTOS: Palisades Charter High Class of 2014 Boldly Heads Toward Future

Congratulations to all the graduates and parents!
Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

Palisades Charter High School posted numbers far greater than LAUSD averages, which trailed the state.
Attorney: It's Too Time-Consuming to Fire a Bad Teacher

Attorney: It's Too Time-Consuming to Fire a Bad Teacher

In his closing arguments in a widely watched case challenging tenure, plaintiff's lawyer Theodore Boutrous said, "Teaching is the one profession in the world where you cannot tell a person t
Challenger Kills Teachers Union President's Bid for Easy Re-Election

Challenger Kills Teachers Union President's Bid for Easy Re-Election

Challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl will force a run-off against incumbent Warren Fletcher. Caputo-Pearl vows to fight for a pay increase, class-size reduction and increases in staffing in LAUSD.
Activists Deliver 5K+ Petitions to LAUSD, Call for More Money for Poor, English Learners

Activists Deliver 5K+ Petitions to LAUSD, Call for More Money for Poor, English Learners

"Our members are really worried the dollars won't be determined at the local level," said one leader of the movement.
Report: Students in Charter Schools Learn More than LAUSD Counterparts

Report: Students in Charter Schools Learn More than LAUSD Counterparts

Experts say the results for Hispanic students in charter schools are particularly noteworthy.
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.
Local Girls Share Player of the Year Honor in Girls Volleyball

Local Girls Share Player of the Year Honor in Girls Volleyball

Western League coaches also announce which high school athletes made the first and second teams.
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.
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.
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.