In a city and county that tends to be segregated by race and income, it’s inspiring to meet people trying to reverse the trend. That’s particularly true in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where a number of parents, many of them Jewish, have been trying for years to...
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Tag: Public Schools
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June 21, 2011 | 5:21 pm
“A great school is an anchor for a neighborhood,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “A great school district is an anchor for a great city.”
I was interviewing the mayor in his City Hall office last week about his heavy involvement in the Los Angeles public...
January 8, 2009 | 5:27 pmSituation in Gaza
We call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza and Israel ("Gaza Outcomes," Jan. 2). Hamas' rocket attacks on Israel, chiefly aimed at civilians, are a gross violation of international law.
We recognize that the State of Israel has the right to defend...
December 31, 2008 | 4:57 pmHoliday Cover
I was not totally surprised by The Journal's holiday cover showing a guy dressed in a red sweater and tartan pants ("True Confessions of a Real Jew," Dec. 19). Festooned in golden glitter, he held a stick of candy cane in one hand and a quart of eggnog, complete with...
December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pmThe meeting at Daniel Webster Middle School, in the heart of the Westside, embodied all the difficulties of convincing parents that their children will be safe when they leave the cocoon of the public elementary school for the unknown world of middle school.
"I know this is a scary...
October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pmBill Boyarsky
Bill Boyarsky's piece on public schools neglected to mention both Bob Hertzberg and Dr. Keith Richman's contribution to the movement to transform Los Angeles schools ("Mayor's Plan for Schools Gets 'E' for Effort," Sept. 22) Most importantly, teachers not politicians,...
June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pmThis is by way of being an advance notice, a leg up, if you will.
At the start of the upcoming school year, the Jewish Federation will embark on a new venture, Koreh L.A., the Los Angeles Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Its staff is busy (today) setting in place a cadre of volunteers...