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Chili Peppers drummer brings his spice, advice to Paramount middle schoolers

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith stopped by Zamboni Middle School on a rainy Thursday morning, Jan. 17, to ignite the Paramount student’s creative side and show them that a future in the arts is a viable and obtainable career path. Chad Smith in action during a recent concert. Photo: AP file As part of the Turnaround Arts program, founded in 2011 by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and former First Lady Michelle Obama, Turnaround Arts: California provides supp...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Michelle Obama, Kennedy Center, Local News, Smith, Detroit, Paramount, Turnaround Arts


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 3: Thousands of teachers heading back to picket lines as UTLA calls out district for ‘mixed messages’

LOS ANGELES — The first teachers strike to hit the Los Angeles Unified School District in 30 years goes into its third day today as thousands of educators seeking increased pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff, such as nurses, counselors and librarians. Teachers at The Accelerated Schools charter school in South Los Angeles also went on strike — it began Tuesday — and are calling for increased teachers’ salaries and health benefits in order to bolster teacher retention. ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, South Los Angeles, LA County, Garcetti, Koreatown


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 3: Thousands of teachers heading back to picket lines

LOS ANGELES – The first teachers strike to hit the Los Angeles Unified School District in 30 years goes into its third day today as thousands of educators seeking increased pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff, such as nurses, counselors and librarians. Teachers at The Accelerated Schools charter school in South Los Angeles also went on strike — it began Tuesday — and are calling for increased teachers’ salaries and health benefits in order to bolster teacher retention. ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, South Los Angeles, LA County, Koreatown, Wilshire Blvd


Junior high school students caught forming swastika with their bodies

California youths traded racist and violent messages in county called ‘hotbed for white supremacists’A group of California junior high students were caught forming a swastika with their bodies on school grounds and exchanging racist and violent messages on a group chat, administrators said.The scandal at Matilija junior high school, which culminated in an emotional meeting with parents and school officials Monday night, has sparked intense debate in a region that has experienced a sharp increase...
Tags: Education, Children, California, Race, Society, US news, US education, Matilija


This independent LA charter school is going on strike today

LOS ANGELES — Teachers at The Accelerated Schools charter network in Los Angeles are set to carry out the first-ever strike by charter teachers in California today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, calling for increased pay and health benefits to reduce the high teacher turnover rate at the school. The teachers are represented by United Teachers Los Angeles, the same union that represents striking Los Angeles Unified School District educators. Negotiations between teachers and The Accelerated Schools began 20 ...
Tags: Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, American Federation Of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Highland Ave, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl


In LA, the teachers of America's largest school district are on strike

LA teachers are on strike today, fighting against privatization, standardized tests, giant classes, and clawbacks of in-class teachers' aides. The LA Unified School District -- whose billionaire superintendent was installed thanks to oceans of dark money fronted by the charter school lobby -- will respond by spending its $1.86 billion reserve on high-priced scabs. Unlike last year's wave of #RedForEd teachers' strikes, LA teachers are striking against Democratic party operative and donors,...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Labor, California, La, America, Los Angeles, Teachers, Lausd, Class War, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Austin Beutner, Dinos, Late Stage Capitalism


150 Courses Starting at Stanford Continuing Studies Next Week: Explore the Catalogue of Campus and Online Courses

Quick fyi: I spend my days at Stanford Continuing Studies, where we've developed a rich lineup of online courses for lifelong learners, many of which will get started next week. The courses aren't free. But they're first rate, giving adult students--no matter where they live--the chance to work with dedicated teachers and students. The catalogue includes a large number of online Creative Writing courses,  covering the Novel , the Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Travel Writing, Poetry and more. ...
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With LAUSD’s teachers ready to strike, Southern California school districts are watching

As nearly 30,000 teachers stand ready to take to the picket lines in the Los Angeles Unified School district on Monday, districts from the Inland Empire to Orange County will be watching. The strike might not inspire copycats, but the issues that have been brewing in L.A. —from class size to salary to the growth of charter schools to rising pension costs — are ringing familiar in places like San Bernardino, Santa Ana, San Gabriel Valley and other districts that neighbor the nation’s second large...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, San Pedro, San Bernardino, U S Supreme Court


LAUSD teachers get paid less than big-city peers, but a 6 percent raise would bring them closer

A typical teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District makes roughly $80,000 a year, but those wages are still below counterparts in major cities in California and other states, according to an analysis of 2017 pay records. United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for higher pay, among other demands, ahead of a planned strike Monday. The district and the union have struggled to come to an agreement on new contract for the last two years. UTLA’s request for a 6.5 percent raise, effective July ...
Tags: New York, News, Education, California, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Union, Lausd, Local News, Chicago Public Schools


Renee Moilanen: The weight of the world on our kid’s shoulders

As much as I support the idea of children walking to school, I cringe every time my third-grade son hefts his gargantuan bookbag onto his shoulders and trudges hunchbacked toward campus. Loaded up with his required laptop, lunchbox and textbooks, my son’s bookbag weighs 14 pounds. That’s nearly 25 percent of his body weight, a hefty addition on his half-mile trek to school, which is – I swear I’m not exaggerating – uphill both ways. If I had to haul an extra 30 pounds on my back to get to work, ...
Tags: Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Soccer, Chromebook, Local News, Redondo Beach, American Academy of Pediatrics, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


Hautelinks: 2019 Beauty Launches, What You Missed from the Golden Globes, Millennials & Burnout, & More

Here's what you need to read, right this minute. The Golden Globes were this past weekend. Here are some moments you might have missed from the broadcast.And here are the best dressed stars from the show, according to ELLE.Finally, a big hooray to Sandra Oh for her historic win!RottenTomatoes lists the 65 most anticipated movies of 2019. Get excited!And here's a long list of books, movies, TV shows, and more to get hyped for in 2019.Also TV-related, here's what we know so far about Netflix orig...
Tags: Beyonce, News, California, College, Jay Z, Cnn, Netflix, New York Times, Vogue, Miley Cyrus, Coachella, Zara, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson, Lauren Conrad, Phil


How the Debate Over Charter Schools Is Fueling the Looming Los Angeles Teacher Strike

"Do we still believe in funding public education," one teacher said, "or have we given up?”
Tags: News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Onetime


LAUSD teacher strike update: To UTLA outcry, school board rolls back background checks for parent volunteers in a strike

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School Board approved a policy Tuesday that eliminates some background check requirements for parent and family volunteers at schools and created a new category of volunteers the district says it will call upon during a strike or “other emergency situations,” to outcry of some teachers, union leaders and parent supporters. The policy is the latest wrinkle in a months-long attempt by the school board to ease restrictions on parent and community volunteers aim...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Watts, Jacob, Scott Schmerelson, Austin Beutner, UTLA, LA Metro, Nick Melvoin, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD teachers may go on strike this week for the first time since 1989: Here’s what you need to know

Come this Thursday, 30,000 K-12 educators in Los Angeles may not show up for work, leaving close to half a million students without a teacher in their classrooms. A strike could be avoided as leaders of LA Unified School District and teachers union UTLA return to the negotiating table Monday, but what should LAUSD families expect during a strike if they don’t cut a deal? Negotiating teams of the country’s second largest school district and its teachers union have been unsuccessful in brokering a...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, City Hall, Amanda, John Rogers


Hautelinks: Fenty Concealer News, Stranger Things 3 Release Date, Priyanka Chopra's Glam Secrets, & More

Here's what we read and loved this first week of 2019. Harper's Bazaar takes you behind the scenes with Priyanka Chopra's glam team to show you how she looks *that* amazing.Speaking of amazing and red carpets, here's a gallery full of Zendaya's killer red carpet looks, via Vogue UK.YESSS: Rihanna is launching Pro Filt'r concealer in 50!! shades.And speaking of new makeup, here are the new launches coming this month that you need to know about.Pandora Sykes did a great piece for Man Repeller on ...
Tags: News, Rihanna, California, College, Harper, Bazaar, Zendaya, Hills, Priyanka Chopra, Darcy, Vogue UK, Whitney Port, Hautelinks, Man Repeller, Pandora Sykes, Watch Every Ending of Black Mirror


If there’s an LAUSD strike, taxpayers, communities across state could feel it

By Ricardo Cano, CALMatters The nation’s second largest school district is about to ring in 2019 with a teacher strike that is already reverberating in public schools across California, and could be felt by taxpayers and communities throughout the state. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents more than 30,000 teachers and employees in the Los Angeles Unified School District, says it will strike Jan. 10—the first Thursday after students return from the holiday break—unless the district agr...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Oakland, Local News, Richmond, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, John McCoy, Gonzalez


San Bernardino will pay $390k to settle suit against cop who arrested 7th graders "to prove a point"

In 2013, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Luis Ortiz took the decision to arrest a group of seventh grade girls -- 12 and 13 year olds -- because they wouldn't speak when he demanded to know who among them had been the aggressors and who had been the victims in a series of bullying incidents; Ortiz's rationale for these arrests was that the girls were "unresponsive and disrespectful" and that by arresting them, he could "prove a point," that he wasn't "playing around" and this would "make [them]...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Education, California, Police, San Bernardino, Ortiz, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Tim Cushing, Luis Ortiz, Tim Cushing TechDirt, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Luis Ortiz, San Bernardino Sheriff


California School Dashboard gets an online upgrade. But for school accountability, has it gone far enough?

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report The much-anticipated redesign of California’s maligned school dashboard is live — but some education advocates aren’t convinced it went far enough to improve usability for parents. The California School Dashboard is a state-run platform that rates districts, schools and student groups on indicators such as test scores and student suspensions — and, as of this month, chronic absenteeism and college/career readiness — on a scale of five colors: red (the worst) to ...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Jerry Brown, Local News, Education Trust, Litt, LA school, California Board of Education, Education Commission of the States, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Top 5 Life Lessons I've Learned from My Time as a Sorority Woman

Being in a sorority is a lot of things. Mostly, it is a learning experience. Check out five important life lessons that greek life has taught me. I know what you're probably thinking. "A sorority, really? Isn't that just a way of molding female college students into clones of one another who only care about who has the best hair and what boy they will be going with to the Sigma Apple Pie semi-formal?!"To answer the previous questions: 1. Yes, hello! I will always be the type of girl who will ad...
Tags: California, College, Friends, Life Lessons, Greek Life, Delta Gamma, Panhellenic Council, College Life, Sorority, Sorority Recruitment, Inter Fraternity Sorority Council


Taft students shower Telfair Elementary in gifts, holiday spirit

Sitting cross-legged in rows along the classroom carpet, second-graders at Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima squealed in unison to find festively wrapped gifts in their lap, hand delivered by Santa’s elves from the North Pole. Yet the elves were actually 60 towering teens from Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills who had collected almost 1,000 gifts for Friday’s fourth-annual holiday event with Telfair, a fellow LA Unified campus that has taken a spotlight after widespread reports of st...
Tags: News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Idaho, Lausd, Santa, Local News, Taft, John McCoy, LA Times, Steiner, Woodland Hills


Brightwood College closing all locations, including schools in Van Nuys, Riverside

Education Corp. of America on Wednesday announced the closure of all of its campuses, including Brightwood College locations in Van Nuys and Riverside, as the company grapples with financial and accreditation challenges. ECA, one of the nation’s largest for-profit college operators, runs 25 Brightwood Colleges. But the closures extend well beyond that. The company owns more than 75 campuses, according to Inside Higher Ed, with about 20,000 students enrolled primarily in certificate-programs that...
Tags: Business, Texas, Maryland, Education, California, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colleges, Ed, Riverside, Houston Texas, U S Department of Education, Dayton Ohio


Abortion pills could be given out at UC, CSU universities in California

Hoping for support from California’s new governor, an Inland state senator has re-introduced legislation requiring on-campus health centers at the state’s public universities to offer abortion-inducing pills to students seeking to terminate their pregnancies. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, is similar to legislation vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September. , Brown, who leaves office next month, wrote that the bill wasn’t needed because abortion-inducing medication is “widely ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Abortion, Jerry Brown, UC, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Assembly, San Francisco Chronicle, Rialto


California cheerleaders fight CIF Sunday rule that stops them from competing in national championships

Costa Mesa High cheerleaders listen as coach Kori Johnson, center, shows them the new stunt they will be doing during a practices in the school’s gym in Costa Mesa on Monday, December 3, 2018 as they prepare to compete in the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando in February. Pictured, from left, coach Kori Johnson, Lola Brough,14, Brooklyn Soto 15, Kyra Johnson 14 and Natalie Arzmanians, 15, (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Costa Mesa High cheerleade...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Johnson, Local News, Orlando, Orlando Fla, Costa Mesa, Whittier, California Interscholastic Federation, Klock, Kyra Johnson, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Rule prohibiting sports on Sundays has Southern California cheerleading coaches unsure how they’ll compete in national championships

Costa Mesa High cheerleaders listen as coach Kori Johnson, center, shows them the new stunt they will be doing during a practices in the school’s gym in Costa Mesa on Monday, December 3, 2018 as they prepare to compete in the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando in February. Pictured, from left, coach Kori Johnson, Lola Brough,14, Brooklyn Soto 15, Kyra Johnson 14 and Natalie Arzmanians, 15, (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Costa Mesa High cheerleade...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Johnson, Local News, Orlando, Southern California, Orlando Fla, Costa Mesa, Whittier, California Interscholastic Federation, Klock, Kyra Johnson, Top Stories OCR


Telfair Elementary: The heart of LAUSD’s homeless crisis could become ground zero for change

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report If LA Unified’s growing student homeless crisis had an epicenter, Telfair Elementary in the northeast San Fernando Valley would be it. Last year the school had the highest percentage of homeless students; so far this year, it’s tied for first place. And as the district explores expanding support for its estimated 16,000 homeless students, Telfair could be first in line for help — and a model for the rest of LA Unified. The school board in November passed a resol...
Tags: School, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Lausd, Times, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, LA Times, LA County


This Van Nuys aircrafts mechanics school is tapping into a growing roster of students: Women

When she was a senior at Poly High School in Sun Valley, Monica Hernandez knew she didn’t want to go to an expensive college, leaving her and her parents with a financial burden. So when she heard from a guidance counselor about a career in the trades and a district program that trains students to be aircraft mechanics, Hernandez was interested. “To be able to say I’m going to be an airplane mechanic, that’s going to be cooler,” she said. Hernandez, 20, is one of a growing number of young women ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern California, Northridge, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sun Valley, Hernandez, Van Nuys, Holyoke, Learjet


Cheap ski resorts in famous areas

Skiing is a notoriously expensive hobby. The equipment, the clothing, the $12 beers — all in addition to the cost of getting on the hill. For those lacking a season pass, planning a trip to the mountain is an intimidating prospect. Getting on the gondola at Aspen can cost you over $150. Lift tickets at some resorts have gotten so expensive that prices are hard to even find on their websites. Fortunately, there are more affordable options, some even leaving enough in your wallet to splurge on ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Colorado, California, College, Montana, US, Skiing, New Zealand, Switzerland, Nevada, Keystone, Jackson, North America, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe


US tax shortfalls have our public schools begging for donations

Between Trump's massive tax-breaks for the super-rich and rules like California's disastrous Prop 13 have cities perennially cash-starved and have led to the erosion of the same public services that make cities attractive to businesses (for example, the subway, public education, roads, grid and other public services that made NYC so attractive to tax-dodging Amazon for its second headquarters). After coasting on New Deal fumes for 40 years since Reagan began the American oligarchic regressi...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Minnesota, Education, California, NYC, US, Reagan, Wells Fargo, Trumpism, Trump, Urban Theory, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities


How to Dress for the Winter in a Hot Climate

Stay cool but look hot in the warm weathered winter. When I moved from Colorado to California for college I knew the one thing I would not miss was winter. I hated everything about it: driving in the snow to school, waking up to the cold weather, and most importantly having to wear layers upon layers of sweaters. But as October turned into November and eventually into December, I found myself wishing that I could reach into my closet and bundle up in a cozy sweater and boots without worrying ab...
Tags: Fall, Cold, Winter, Colorado, California, College, Army, Outfit, Warm Weather, Winter Wear, Winter Clothing, Fashion Tips, Outfit Ideas, Cold Weather Outfits, Outfits, Casual Outfits


The Evolution of "Casual" On Campus (Or: Why Students Love Streetwear, Athleisure, and T-Shirt Dresses)

Wondering why Nike shorts were ever a trend? Look to the past and you'll find the answer.As every fashion girl knows, the fashion circle of life is a consistent reordering of style popularity that reshuffles every few months or years. Wide flare jeans and one-pieces didn't pop out of nowhere. Old trends are constantly reappearing, often with slight twists to make them just different enough to feel fresh.The fashion circle of life applies to most areas of the fashion world, and college style is n...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, College, Converse, Nike, Ariana Grande, Athleisure, Calvin Klein, Bermuda, T-shirts, Alexander Wang, Streetwear, Athletic Apparel, Vans, WGSN



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