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Teachers Rally for Salary Hikes; Union Prez Says Strike Is on the Table

Teachers Rally for Salary Hikes; Union Prez Says Strike Is on the Table

Last week, LAUSD offered a 2 percent raise for all teachers for the current school year, with another 2 percent increase next year.
Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

See how one of five Valley high schools did in comparison to the district at large.
Harvard-Westlake School Team B Wins LADWP Science Bowl XXII

Harvard-Westlake School Team B Wins LADWP Science Bowl XXII

Championship Team to Represent Los Angeles at National Competition in Washington, D.C.
Harvard-Westlake Students place in Semifinals for Top Science Competition

Harvard-Westlake Students place in Semifinals for Top Science Competition

Two students are semifinalists in the nation’s most prestigious science competition for high school seniors.
LAUSD Receives Grant to Develop 'Real-World 21st Century Skills'

LAUSD Receives Grant to Develop 'Real-World 21st Century Skills'

The grant from the state is intended to develop programs that provide students with 'advanced learning opportunities.'
Test Scores Up for Students in L.A. Unified

Test Scores Up for Students in L.A. Unified

Students showed progress in math and English tests, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Letter: Harvard-Westlake Fails to Control Its Appetite for Growth

Letter: Harvard-Westlake Fails to Control Its Appetite for Growth

Ann E. of Greenleaf Street in Studio City submits a letter to the editor in opposition to Harvard-Westlake's proposed project.
Books Collect Dust in Shuttered and Partially Open L.A. School Libraries

Books Collect Dust in Shuttered and Partially Open L.A. School Libraries

Dixie Canyon Community Charter in Sherman Oaks is one of more than 100 of LAUSD schools that closed its libraries, according to KPCC. Many schools are finding ways to work around the shutter
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.
Letter: Harvard-Westlake, A Good Neighbor Worthy of Community Support

Letter: Harvard-Westlake, A Good Neighbor Worthy of Community Support

The following letter to the editor was supplied by six Studio City residents about the proposed project from Harvard-Westlake School.
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.
School Board Extends LAUSD Superintendent's Contract

School Board Extends LAUSD Superintendent's Contract

Speculation that John Deasy might resign has been quashed.