Letters to the Editor: Dennis Prager, UCLA and Shavuot
Obituaries: Week of June 5–June 11
A road trip through Israel’s culinary revolution
Knesset members call for policy, diplomatic shifts in wake of Obama interview
FCC Chief Tom Wheeler is five-sixths of a superhero
Two rockets fired from Gaza, no injuries reported
Path to Israeli-Palestinian peace starts with meeting the neighbors
Rockets fired from Gaza at southern Israel
December 18, 2008 | 2:01 am
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...
May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm
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...
August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm
March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
You don't have to go far to hear complaints about the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD), the city's beleaguered public school system, nor very far to catch grumbling about Mayor James K. Hahn. But linking the two is a stretch for many, because Los Angeles' mayor has no...
January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm
An announcement last week by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that it will not renew leases for its West San Fernando Valley properties will have an impact on two Jewish institutions: Kadima Hebrew Academy and the Rabbi Max D. Raiskin West Valley Hebrew Academy....
November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmAll evening Taumisha Freeman sat dutifully, listening to the story of the Exodus out of Egypt, tasting matzah ("It needs salt"), reciting the plagues, without any expression. It was hard to know if she was bored or if, given the fact that she had never been around anything Jewish...
November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmThe crisis in the Los Angeles Unified School District, now in its third week, has required of the organized Jewish community all the self-control it can muster. To be straight about it, the board's reform coalition, that came to power with a strong Jewish vote, botched the handling...
June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pmWhen last we en-countered the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was in the midst of a revolution. The April 9 primary election swept out two incumbents and replaced them with reformers, Caprice Young and Mike Lansing. With the re-election of board member David Tokofsky, it was...