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Today’s New York Times has a thoughtful op/ed by Slate’s Emily Bazelon, the author of “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.” Bazelon writes about the problem of bullying and some of the myths that surround the...
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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has given a green light to a proposal for a dual-language charter elementary school to be located in Van Nuys offering classes in English and Hebrew.
Lashon Academy is the first Hebrew-language charter school to be approved by...
August 14, 2012 | 3:38 pm
As anyone who read the article in this week’s issue of The Journal about the dearth of healthy, hot and kosher lunches in Los Angeles Jewish schools learned, bringing a bagged lunch is probably the healthiest and best thing a parent can do for their children at lunchtime.
March 28, 2012 | 6:19 pm
In a city where some of the very rich are willing to pay $1 billion-plus for the bankrupt Dodgers baseball team, why can’t anyone spare $500,000 to support an Academic Decathlon program that brings luster to the often criticized Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)?...
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“Early-start” is finally starting.
After delaying implementation of a new, earlier school calendar last year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will begin classes three weeks sooner this fall for the majority of students.
Caught in the middle are local summer...
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Zachary Weiss, an eighth-grade algebra teacher at Luther Burbank Learning Complex, last week was named a 2011-2012 LAUSD Teacher of the Year, along with 13 other district teachers at the elementary through high school level.
Weiss, 35, who heads the math department at the Highland...
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Los Angeles public schools could be poised for revolution due to a controversial state law gaining momentum locally.
The landmark “Parent Trigger” law, passed by the California government in January 2010, grants parents at failing schools the power to force their district to...
January 25, 2011 | 6:27 pm
This summer was going to be the one — the one when Prissi Cohen’s daughter, Tillie, would finally get to enroll with a friend in a late-summer overnight session at Camp Ramah. But now Cohen’s not so sure.
If Tillie, 10, winds up going to a Los Angeles Unified School District...
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Along with homework time, crafts and supervised games, grade school students in several Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools this spring are getting something different at their after-school programs: spiritual awareness.
Dozens of San Fernando Valley children are...
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November 12, 2008 | 11:46 pmTwo L.A. School Board Members to Retire
Veteran Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board members Julie Korenstein and Marlene Canter, both of whom are Jewish, announced in late October that they would not seek re-election for their terms, which expire in June.
February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pmAfter visiting a Los Angeles public charter high school where mostly poor and working-class young people receive an education, I went home and turned on the Democratic presidential debate and saw that the subject of public schools was hardly mentioned.
I wasn't surprised. Although...
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August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmLouisville, Ky., is a city divided between white and black, rich and poor; between the West End of town, where blacks live in camelback shotgun shacks and the East End, with its leafy neighborhoods of white gentility.
But after decades of court-ordered school integration,...
April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Truth on Schools
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's education deputy missed on all facts about LAUSD ("Competing Moments of Truth on Schools," April 14). His description of LAUSD's teachers, accountability and student performance bases itself on inaccuracies, myths and full-fledged...
February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
A new law that bans that use of experimental pesticides in schools is the latest achievement of Robina Suwol, a Jewish anti-pesticide activist.
The law, which took effect last month, grew out of a presentation two years ago before an L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) advisory...
September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I support Rabbi David Wolpe's position entirely ("We Must Condemn Heartless Bilge," Sept. 16). Rav Ovadiah Yosef has made Israel look very bad. Why would a scholar of Israel speak such racism, a man of our ancient traditions who should have more respect for human...
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...
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