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This Reseda teacher just won’t let students fail

Brenda Young pretty much rocks. That was the gist of it on Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District teacher they call “Ms. Y” was chosen as a national LifeChanger of the Year winner during a surprise assembly at John R. Wooden High School in Reseda. But in a way, it was no surprise that this particular award was given to this particular teacher. She’s known for motivating and inspiring her students, with a goal of reaching their full potential. “You will not fail on my time,” is her m...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, John Wooden, Los Angeles Unified School District, Reseda, National Life Group, Top Stories LADN, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Star News SCNG, Reseda School, Brenda Young


LAUSD parcel tax measure gets backing from L.A. City Council

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council went on record Tuesday in support of a parcel tax measure on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The City Council’s resolution is non-binding and simply expresses support of the ballot measure, which the Los Angeles Unified School District board last month agreed to put before voters. Several school board members and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner spoke to the council before the 13-0 vote in sup...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN


Washington principals face a growing teacher shortage. How are they filling classroom vacancies?

State lawmakers have advanced legislation to both address the overall shortage and remove barriers that prevent aspiring teachers of color from entering the profession.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


Take a common houseplant, add a little rabbit DNA and voilà! You get a super air purifier

By modifying a common houseplant, a semiretired researcher at the University of Washington says he has developed a natural air filter that will clear homes of airborne toxins. “I think it’s going to be big,” he says.
Tags: Science, News, Education, Local News, Northwest, University of Washington


Azusa Pacific University lifts LGBTQ relationship ban (again)

Azusa Pacific University again has lifted a ban on LGBTQ relationships on campus. The university Board of Trustees directed administrators to update the student handbook for undergraduate students, campus spokeswoman Rachel White confirmed. The changes specifically removed language that barred LGBTQ relationships as part of a standing ban on pre-marital sex. The update, enacted Thursday, demonstrates Azusa Pacific’s commitment to “uniform standards of behavior for all students, applied equally a...
Tags: Education, Washington, Sacramento, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Higher Education, Christian, Lgbtq, Local News, Christ, Board of Trustees, Stanton, Erin Green, Azusa Pacific University, Dias


Repenning claims victory, looks to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election solidified her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Repenning claims victory, looks ahead to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election cemented her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over Or...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Seattle-area students fill Cal Anderson Park to demand action on climate change

The Seattle-area strike was tied to an international, youth-led movement demanding more government action on global warming by leaving school on Fridays to demonstrate.
Tags: News, Education, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Cal Anderson Park


Vikram Jandhyala, innovation leader at UW, dies at 47

Vikram Jandhyala, who was the University of Washington's vice president for innovation strategy, was a vital link between UW and the region's technology community.
Tags: Technology, News, Education, Obituaries, Local News, University of Washington, UW, Vikram Jandhyala


Seattle school district apologizes for letter asking Muslim families to reconsider students fasting during testing season

In an email sent to families, a principal asked parents to reconsider allowing their children to fast during the holy month of Ramadan so they could perform better on standardized tests. The backlash on social media prompted the Seattle school district’s apology.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab


Advocates for students with disabilities decry trick allegedly used in college-admissions scandal

Advocates for students with learning disabilities fear that the college-admissions scandal could end up making it harder for such students to get permission for the kinds of test-taking accommodations that level the playing field for them.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab


Man suspected of voyeurism in University District arrested by Seattle police

Complaints about a voyeur in the college neighborhood have been coming in since May.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Seattle, Local News, University District


Art Institute of Seattle students plan next steps after school’s abrupt closure

Administrators at other schools hope to accommodate former Art Institute of Seattle students, but many students worry the school's sudden closure will cost them in time and money.
Tags: Business, News, Education, Nation, Local News, Art Institute of Seattle


School in Granada Hills investigating potentially threatening statement by student

GRANADA HILLS — The principal of a Catholic school in Granada Hills sent a letter to parents Monday informing them of an investigation into a potentially threatening statement made by a student. The student made the statement to a pair of schoolmates after classes ended on Thursday, according to Mary B. Blair, principal of St. Euphrasia Catholic School at 17637 Mayerling St. The statement “was perceived as a potential threat,” and was reported to law enforcement, Blair said in her letter to pare...
Tags: News, Education, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Local News, Southern California, Blair, Los Angeles Police Department, Granada Hills, Archdiocese, Top Stories LADN, St Euphrasia Catholic School, Adrian M Alarcon


Can the Legislature change Washington’s track record on special education?

Students with disabilities in Washington state have some of the lowest outcomes in the country. This year, lawmakers say they want to turn things around.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Legislature


Ignite Education Lab is tonight. Tickets are sold out, but here’s how you can watch it live.

If you weren’t quick enough to grab your free advance tickets before they ran out, have no fear. We’ll be streaming the night of stories live on Facebook beginning at 7 p.m.
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Washington Senate passes 2 measures on special education

One of the measures increases state funding for special education.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Washington Senate


High school graduation gaps are narrowing in Washington state. So why aren’t all students performing better on state exams?

For students from traditionally marginalized communities, graduation rates have soared by double-digits. But why haven't they made comparable growth on standardized tests?
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


Western State College of Law maintains classes while area Argosy University and Art Institute campuses have closed

Western State College of Law students in Irvine were told by a March 7 email from their dean that the campus “will be able to hold classes at least through March 22.” Since January, third-year students at Western State College of Law in Irvine haven’t known from one week to the next if final exams will take place as scheduled or if they actually will graduate in May, said Sydney McGregor, 32, who hopes to sit for the state bar exam in July. A man enters Western State College of Law at Argosy...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, Law, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, New York Times, San Diego, Community, Local News, Orange County, Art Institute


3 years after scholarship pledge falls through for Seattle students, college dreams come true

Aristotle Marr had nearly lost faith in the fidelity of promises after a scholarship pledge proved fickle. It took the collective action of overworked community members, private equity managers and professional athletes to restore it. Three years ago, the now 21-year-old shared a stage with nine other dapperly attired black high-school seniors inside the auditorium of […]
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Aristotle Marr


LAUSD board race: Heather Repenning leaps over Graciela Ortiz to possibly face Jackie Goldberg in May runoff

New vote tallies in the LAUSD school board district 5 election released Friday afternoon revealed a jump by Mayor Eric Garcetti-backed Heather Repenning, as political veteran Jackie Goldberg remained comfortably in the lead with more than 48 percent of the vote. Because teachers union-backed Goldberg failed to secure a majority, she will face her runner up in a May 14 runoff. Friday’s results, updated to reflect approximately 2,000 counted mail-in ballots, showed Repenning ahead of Huntington Pa...
Tags: Elections, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Heather, Goldberg, Rodriguez, LA County, Eli Broad, Austin Beutner


Art classes turned to art therapy as students watched Art Institute of Seattle unravel

The Art Institute of Seattle's abrupt decision to close its doors Friday was a shock to many of its students and faculty, who were trying to get answers Thursday.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Art Institute of Seattle


Art Institute students scramble for transcripts, answers after Seattle school announces it will close

The Art Institute of Seattle's abrupt decision to close its doors Friday was a shock to many of its students and faculty, who were trying to get answers Thursday.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Art Institute, Art Institute of Seattle


LAPD Cadet Mounted Unit is just plain ‘fun’ for teens interested in law enforcement

Miguel Rolon, an 18-year-old Monroe Police Academy Magnet high school senior, has been riding horses all his life. He’s also been a mentor since classes started this year at the Mission Hills school to fellow classmates in the LAPD Cadet Mounted Unit supervised by a retired police sergeant and a trainer at a Canyon Country ranch. “It’s fun,” said Rolon, who wants to go into the army as a military police officer or firefighter when he graduates from the academy. “You get to bond with (other cadet...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Public Safety, White, Monroe, James Monroe High School, Patriarca, Lindo, Reseda, North Hills


‘I was scammed:’ Art Institute of Seattle will close abruptly Friday, two weeks before end of quarter

Over 600 students will have to figure out how and where to finish their degrees.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Art Institute of Seattle


Another cost of the Washington measles outbreak: The 800 students kept out of school

If measles is diagnosed in a school, anyone -- student or teacher -- who does not have proof of vaccination has to be kept out of school. Students are struggling to keep up at home, parents are juggling child care and teachers have to shift duties.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for May runoff

Political veteran Jackie Goldberg appeared to be headed for a May 14 runoff for a seat that could significantly alter the political balance of the Los Angeles Unified School District school board, after residents of the city’s northeast stretches took to the polls Tuesday. With mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, Goldberg was comfortably in the lead with 48.26 percent of the vote, with all precincts reported, according to the L.A. County Registrar’s Office late Tuesday. Because sh...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Daily News, Ortiz, Scott


LAUSD Election 2019: Goldberg, Repenning take early lead in race for northeast LA school board seat

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District’s  took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg with an early lead, with 46.89 percent of the vote and Heather Repenning with 13.45 percent with 10 out of 122 precincts reported. Goldberg, 73, is a veteran elected official who sat on the school board from 1983 to 1991 before servi...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Board, State Assembly, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


2 Mercer High students photographed giving Nazi salute

Two Mercer Island High School students were photographed giving the Nazi salute in images the school district says have eroded students’ sense of safety and belonging. Although the incident occurred off campus, the school investigated because the photos were shared on social media with other students, Superintendent Donna Colosky and Mercer Island High School Principal […]
Tags: News, Education, Nazi, Local News, Northwest, Eastside, Mercer Island High School, Mercer High, Donna Colosky, Mercer Island High School Principal


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for a May runoff

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg in the lead with 45.84 percent of the vote, followed neck-and-neck by Graciela “Grace” Ortiz with 14.53 percent and Heather Repenning with 13.10 percent, respectively, with 66 out of 122 precincts reporting after 10 p.m. Goldberg, 73, i...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Ortiz, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg



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