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‘Hard work’ pays off: LAUSD announces Academic Decathlon winners

LOS ANGELES – Highland Park’s Benjamin Franklin High School has won this year’s Los Angeles Unified School District Academic Decathlon, topping Grant High School, and will go on to compete in the statewide competition in March. It was a first-time win for Franklin’s eight-member team. The remaining top spots went to Grant, which took second place; Garfield High School, third; Bell High School, fourth; and North Hollywood High School, fifth. Franklin High and nine other top-scoring LAUSD schools ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Grant High School, Grant, Marshall, Garcia, Torrance, Franklin, Van Nuys, Garfield High School


LAUSD parents are feeling betrayed and ‘extremely hurt’ as the push to limit charter growth begins

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Parents who have children in charter schools said they are feeling betrayed and “ready to fight back” in the wake of a Los Angeles Unified School District vote earlier this week calling for a moratorium on new charters in the giant school system. Families, teachers and students from Los Angeles’s independent charter schools turned out by the thousands Tuesday to urge school board members to reject a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charters...
Tags: News, Education, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Romania, Lausd, UC Davis, Guatemala, Local News, Gavin Newsom, High Tech, Ponce, Garcia, Sun Valley


Could LAUSD house homeless students and families?

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report LA Unified’s school board voted Tuesday to study using district property to house homeless students and their families, despite split public opinion. In a 4-1 vote with one abstention, school board members approved a resolution giving Superintendent Austin Beutner six months to research the feasibility of using district sites to: Allow overnight parking for homeless students and families, in collaboration with the Safe Parking L.A. program,Provide overnight shel...
Tags: Texas, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, San Jose, Venice, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles Times, Murray


Here’s how to reach your LAUSD school board member — without sleeping overnight on the sidewalk

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero, LA School Report Los Angeles Unified’s seven school board members — or six for now — make vital decisions impacting more than 570,000 students. Parents, community members, and the general public want their concerns to be heard, but what’s the best way to connect with the board members? Besides email and phone, there are board meetings most Tuesdays with designated times for people to address the board members. But the process has long been fraught with frustration, as...
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LAUSD is ‘living off reserves’ and running out of time to get its finances in order, says county, state

By Laura Greanias | LA School Report LA Unified board members were jolted last month when a top county official showed up unannounced to say, you’re spending more money than you make and the savings you’ve been living off of are about to run out. It got worse this Tuesday, when she came back and brought a top state official with the same message. “Yes, my presence is indicative that this is serious,” said Nick Schweizer, deputy superintendent of public instruction for the California Department o...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Usc, San Pedro, Compton, Garcia, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Valley, Clark


LA students head back to school – and so does LAUSD chief Austin Beutner

During the first day of school, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner visits Vanalden Avenue Elementary School with the help of fourth graders Jared Delao, 9, and Kingsley James-Huff, 10, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News/SCNG) During the first day of school, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner visits Bradley Upshaw’s third grade class at Vanalden Avenue Elementary School in Reseda on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Upshaw was chosen this year for the Natio...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Garcia, Kingsley, Valley, District, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, School Board


Can all of LA’s public school students be college-ready by 2023? LA Unified leaders seek to ‘Close the Gap’

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero, LA School Report LA Unified made a big commitment Tuesday: by 2023 all students will be college-ready, and — to make sure parents can hold the district accountable — it will now report two different graduation rates. Through unanimous approval of the “Realizing the Promise for All: Close the Gap by 2023” resolution, the board members “publicly commit” to students — including English learners, special education students, foster youth, and those living in poverty — to p...
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Canoga Park High seniors show their pride and leave their mark, in support of immigrants. Here’s how

Sebastian Araujo said a video he saw about the physical dangers immigrants face when crossing into the United States covertly sparked his idea for Canoga Park High School’s commencement ceremony. On Thursday, about 100 seniors (CHK) in the graduating class of 275 students will be wearing colorful sashes over their dark green gowns, representing their cultural backgrounds. Money from the sale of the sashes, $15 each, will be used to buy 350 bottles of water that Araujo and other students, accompa...
Tags: News, Education, Mexico, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Graduation, Argentina, Kenya, South America, Lausd, Guatemala, UC Berkeley, Tijuana


Take a Long, Strange Trip and Stream a 346-Hour Chronological Playlist of Live Grateful Dead Performances (1966-1995)

I am not a Deadhead nor an expert on the Grateful Dead, by any means. I am an occasional listener and, one might say, occasional enthusiast of Deadhead culture, in that I find it equal parts mystifying and fascinating. I mention all these qualifiers fully aware that thousands upon thousands of dedicated fans have spent lifetimes listening to, following, and taping the Dead. It is possible that those people have absolutely no need of what follows below, a chronological playlist of 346 hou...
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Students’ gun walkout sends message to adults: Do something

Riverside Poly High School student Melissa Soria, 17, works on signs for a March 14th student walkout against gun violence at Andulka Park in Riverside Friday, March 9, 2018. FRANK BELLINO, For THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG Riverside Poly High School students work on signs for a March 14th student walkout against gun violence at Andulka Park in Riverside Friday, March 9, 2018. FRANK BELLINO, For THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG Sound Riverside Poly High School student Ayanna Johnson, 17, works...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Michael Garcia, Davis, Long Beach, Local News, Southern California, Trump, Columbine, Moreno Valley, Garcia, Riverside


LAUSD to begin search for leader ASAP, as King retires

LA Unified’s school board can begin the search for a new superintendent immediately, the district’s lead attorney said this week, and the board president said members will hold weekly discussions as they move to bring stability to a district that has had nine superintendents in 20 years. The school board held its first meeting of the new year Tuesday without any public discussion of Superintendent Michelle King’s announcement last week that she will retire or what the next steps might be. But in...
Tags: News, Education, California, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, King, Garcia, Michelle King, LA school, LA Unified, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD officials can soon say there’s an app for that

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to develop a smartphone app for push notifications to alert parents and school staff of any relevant updates, such as emergency notifications, school closures and calendar updates. LAUSD board Vice President Nick Melvoin said the new app would be used in place of antiquated robo-calls and paper surveys. Melvoin has hosted several roundtable discussions with parents and community members to gauge who would most be...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, App, Soccer, Breaking News, Lausd, Local News, Garcia, Nick Melvoin, Top Stories LADN, Echo Code, Monica Garcia, Los Angeles Unified Board of Education, Melvoin


LAUSD to name new board president in wake of criminal charges against Ref Rodriguez

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting next week to select a new president to replace Ref Rodriguez, who resigned from the post after being charged with falsifying a campaign finance disclosure form. And on Friday, after an article by LA School Report said Board Member Monica Garcia is likely to be named the next president, Garcia told the Los Angeles Daily News that “I am open and willing to do what I can to serve the board and our ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, President, Breaking News, Lausd, Local News, Board, Garcia, Los Angeles County, Rodriguez, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles Daily News, Melendrez


Nina Garcia Is the New Editor of Elle and We Couldn't Be Happier!

Garcia officially took the reins this week. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons It'll be a long homecoming (nine years long, to be precise), but Nina Garcia is finally coming back to Elle. And she's doing it in style.The Colombian-born Project Runway veteran judge and longtime Marie Claire fashion director has recently been announced as the next editor-in-chief of Elle magazine. Though we'll always be a bit nostalgic for dear Nina's reign at Marie Claire, CF wishes her a warm welcome at her new post...
Tags: Florida, News, College, Magazines, Marie Claire, Fashion industry, Brighton, Elle, Michael Kors, Garcia, Nina, Oscar de la Renta, Nina Garcia, Steve Madden, CLU, Tim Gunn


When Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman Joined the Grateful Dead Onstage for Some Epic Improvisational Jams: Hear a 1993 Recording

The influence of modern jazz on classic rock extends far beyond too-cool poses and too many drugs. In the 1960s, writes Jeff Fitzgerald at All About Jazz, “a few players were venturing beyond the sacred three-chord trinity and developing some serious chops.” John Coltrane’s “extended improvisations on his unlikely top-forty hit version of ‘My Favorite Things’” gets credit for inspiring “not only long-form rock hits like The Doors’ seven-minute ‘Light My Fire’ and CCR’s eleven-minute “I H...
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Book-Inspired Fashion: The Little Black Book of Style

Fashion inspiration can be found anywhere, and books are incredible sources for style innovation. Book-Inspired Fashion explores these treasure troves, and brings them them to you in looks inspired by vibrant characters, far away lands, brilliantly woven plotlines, and more. Book Cover via Amazon If you’re anything like me, you’re probably firmly entrenched in the haziness of summertime. I’m fully aware, however, that classes are going to start soon (summer courses, anyone?) and am now attempt...
Tags: Amazon, Books, College, Inspiration, Salvador Dalí, Garcia, Nina, Nina Garcia, Book-Inspired Fashion


Designer Spotlight: Monse

The design house with the dreamiest deconstructed pieces. Monse Founders Laura Kim and Fernando Garcias (source: Elle) The next installment of our Designer Spotlight series is here! Today, we're going to explore design house Monse. Haven't heard of them? That's OK - if you're a fashion girl, you'll want to keep reading.Fashion week for me means scrolling through the Vogue Runway app, looking through the day’s collections, and pinning my favorite looks. While doing my rounds for the Spring 2016...
Tags: Fashion, College, Designers, New York Times, Vogue, Selena Gomez, Kim, Garcia, Bergdorf Goodman, CFDA, Fashion Tips, Brandon Maxwell, Monse, Fernando Garcia, Laura Kim, White Shirt



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