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Judge Inclined to Stop LAUSD from Closing Down Charter Schools

Judge Inclined to Stop LAUSD from Closing Down Charter Schools

The tentative ruling will allow Magnolia students to start school next month at two of its academies.
LAUSD Probing Charter Schools, Says They're Financially Insolvent

LAUSD Probing Charter Schools, Says They're Financially Insolvent

Schools in Venice and the Valley may be impacted.
Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

Venice High School's numbers mimic the district's averages. Amino Venice Charter does a bit better.
Erin Brockovich Talks Environmental Activism with Kids at UCLA

Erin Brockovich Talks Environmental Activism with Kids at UCLA

Children have to "change their perception about how they see themselves," she says.
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.'
Students Raising Funds to Visit State Capitol

Students Raising Funds to Visit State Capitol

There must be enough money for every child in the class to go or the class won't be able to take the field trip.
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 Volleyball

Local Girls Share Player of the Year Honor in Volleyball

Western League coaches also announce which high school athletes made the first and second teams.
LAUSD Applies Brakes to iPad Rollout

LAUSD Applies Brakes to iPad Rollout

Administrators strongly favor continuing iPad rollout but majority of teachers disagree, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
USC Researchers Say Link Exists Between Autism, Air Pollution

USC Researchers Say Link Exists Between Autism, Air Pollution

High levels of air pollution impact children predisposed to autism spectrum disorder, say researchers.
Security Increased for UCLA vs. USC Football Game Saturday

Security Increased for UCLA vs. USC Football Game Saturday

Tailgate party standards will be strictly enforced, said officials.
Young Children Still Eating Too Much Fast Food, Study Says

Young Children Still Eating Too Much Fast Food, Study Says

A UCLA study examines how well kids are eating during their formative years.
LAUSD Supports First Lady's 'Let's Move!' Campaign

LAUSD Supports First Lady's 'Let's Move!' Campaign

The school district is integrating physical activity into school children's day.
USC Teacher-Training College to Offer Post-Grad Professional Support

USC Teacher-Training College to Offer Post-Grad Professional Support

The same will be extended to counselors, student services professionals and marriage and family therapists who train at the college.
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.