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Tag: High School
September 3, 2008 | 10:56 pm
April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pmClick, click, click! Walk into any classroom at my high school, Shalhevet -- and probably most high schools around the city -- and you may very well hear clicking. A new trend has erupted, as more and more students bring their laptops to class.
Laptop use involves a lot of...
March 13, 2008 | 1:24 pm
February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm
February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm
November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm
September 30, 2007 | 8:00 pmThe annual California high school debate tournament traditionally attracts more than 800 contestants to its weekend-long event, many of them Jewish and all of them students who have worked long and hard to prepare for the intense competition. Last May, when it was discovered that the...
August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Homework can be frustrating, even for 4-year olds A second grader was bent over her worksheets at the kitchen table, long past her bedtime on a school night, and she still hadn't finished her six-page weekly spelling book.
The girl was enrolled at Maimonides day school, where her...
February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Israel School Teaches Peace Lesson
Racially motivated brawls at Jefferson High School this spring made the school appear, at times, like a miniwar zone. Which makes it especially interesting that L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) officials are learning lessons from Israeli and...
May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Attention young Orthodox high school graduates: Planning to attend college this year on the East Coast? Why not do something really radical: Stay in Los Angeles?
That's the message currently going out to the local Orthodox community to encourage its high school graduates to attend...
May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm
As Jewish private school seniors prepare for graduation and commencing college in the fall, we face our greatest and most nightmarish challenge of all.
No, I'm not talking about AP exams and finals; as seasoned AP biology, AP English and honors scholars, we will tackle those with...
August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm
April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm
"The U.S. had all the right reasons for going to war with Iraq without the support of United Nations," said Jordana Friedman, an eighth-grader at Kadima Hebrew Academy in Woodland Hills. "[Their leaders] lied. They said they were disarmed. Do we want another Sept. 11? I think we're...
February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
"Why go to war?" Dr. Aryeh Cohen, chair of rabbinic studies at the University of Judaism, asks a group of teenagers at Milken Community High School.
"To further your political agendas."
"To help your allies."
"To prove you're right."
"To defend yourself."
With a United...
April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm
April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Four Caucasian men, appearing to be neo-Nazi skinheads, attacked three Jewish high school boys last Shabbat shortly after midnight in Beverlywood.
The three observant students, in their midteens and wearing kippot, were walking through the quiet neighborhood on April 6, when a...
March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm
When the invitation to my 50th high school reunion in New York City arrived in the mail earlier this year, I knew I would attend. I just wasn't sure why. Friends in Los Angeles were amused. I did not seem the type. Was there a special girl I wanted to see after all these...