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Students of the college scandal: Who knew, who didn’t and why so many ended up at USC

It’s been called the largest college admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history. And with some of the accused parents expected to formally plead guilty in coming weeks, attention is turning to their kids and how the scandal might affect their acceptance, enrollment or degrees. A Bay Area News Group analysis of hundreds of pages of court documents and other records shows: Sixteen of the students ended up attending or offered acceptance to the University of Southern California, four times as man...
Tags: California News, News, College, College admissions scandal, Higher Education, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


L.A. County funds $9.7 million in mental health resources for LAUSD students

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $17.4 million in funding for mental health resources at Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles County Office of Education campuses. Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who recommended funding more mental health teams in schools, cited a study that found rates of major depression in 12- to 17-year-olds increased 52 percent from 2005-17, along with an uptick in suicides by young adults ages 18-23. “While these statis...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Barger, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Austin Beutner, Sheila Kuehl, Beutner, Department of Mental Health, Supervisors, Top Stories LADN, Kathryn Barger


LA business groups gear up for an opposition campaign against LAUSD parcel tax on June 4th ballot

Members of the Los Angeles Unified School District school board cheerily wore yellow ‘YES on EE’ lapel pins at their meeting Tuesday and encouraged attendees to vote in favor of a parcel tax ballot initiative that would generate millions in local revenue to help ease the district’s financial woes, if passed on June 4 in a special election. High polling numbers in the wake of the January teachers strike lent the school board confidence to place Measure EE on the ballot, but their ability to secur...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Salinas, Local News, Eric Garcetti, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Studio City, South Gate, Waldman


George Dantzig: The real Will Hunting

One of the iconic scenes from Good Will Hunting shows Matt Damon's character anonymously solving a nigh-impossible math problem on a blackboard at the university where he works as a janitor.This story, while modified for the purposes of the film, actually happened.George Dantzig, who would later become a famous mathematician, was late to his graduate statistics class one day when he saw two statistical problems on a blackboard that he mistook for homework. Good Will Hunting Scene Math Problem ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Education, Film, Matt Damon, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Indiana, Mit, Innovation, Storytelling, Einstein, George, UC Berkley, Neyman


Download Original Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: A Digital Celebration of the Founding of the Bauhaus School 100 Years Ago

In 1919, German architect Walter Gropius founded Bauhaus, the most influential art school of the 20th century. Bauhaus defined modernist design and radically changed our relationship with everyday objects. Gropius wrote in his manifesto Programm des Staatlichen Bauhauses Weimar that “There is no essential difference between the artist and the artisan.” His new school, which featured faculty that included the likes of Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, did indeed...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, New York, London, Yahoo, College, Berlin, Los Angeles, Munich, Wassily Kandinsky, Mainz, Weimar, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, Kunst Munich


Granada Hills reclaims California Academic Decathlon title

LOS ANGELES — Granada Hills Charter High School won the 2019 California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento on Sunday, regaining the title they have now won seven of the last nine years, but lost last year to El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills. Granada Hills now will shoot for its seventh national title at the U.S. Academic Decathlon in Bloomington, Minnesota April 25-27. El Camino Real finished second. School officials announced that a welcome-back breakfast reception will be hel...
Tags: Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, El Camino Real, Bloomington Minnesota, Granada Hills, Granada Hills Charter High School, Granada Hills Charter, Brian Bauer, WOODLAND HILLS Granada Hills, El Camino Real Charter High School, Zelzah Ave


LAUSD continues to struggle to stay afloat as it waits for new revenue, latest financial report shows

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report School board members have approved L.A. Unified’s latest budget, even though the district is still far from being financially sustainable. The revised fiscal stabilization plan lays out the district’s response to county concerns about deficit spending, inadequate reserve levels and reliance on non-guaranteed funds to keep itself afloat. But instead of providing clarity, the latest budget highlighted the district’s deepening reliance on new funding sources as it...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Price, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Reliance, Scott Schmerelson, LA school, Reseda, Local Control Funding Formula


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


William Faulkner’s Review of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Images via Wikimedia Commons In the mid-20th century, the two big dogs in the American literary scene were William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Both were internationally revered, both were masters of the novel and the short story, and both won Nobel Prizes. Born in Mississippi, Faulkner wrote allegorical histories of the South in a style that is both elliptical and challenging. His works were marked by uses of stream-of-consciousness and shifting points of view. He also favored titanically lo...
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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


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...
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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


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


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


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


LAUSD Election 2019: Here’s what you need to know about today’s special election — and why it matters

Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Tuesday is the special election to fill the school board seat in L.A. Unified’s Board District 5. The person elected will become part of the seven-member school board that decides on policies, budget and approval of charter schools in L.A. Unified, which is the largest school district in California and second-largest in the nation. The District 5 board member represents students enrolled in schools located in parts of the southeast of Los Angeles — incl...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Board, Los Angeles County, Rodriguez, Huntington Park, LA school, California Charter Schools Association, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Meet the 10 candidates running for the LAUSD school board seat left vacant by Ref Rodriguez

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report The 10 candidates in the race for L.A. Unified’s vacant school board seat have been in full swing participating in community forums and other public events as Tuesday’s special election approaches. The new board member for Board District 5 will represent about 100,000 students in some very different communities: from the heavily Latino southeast cities — including Huntington Park, Maywood and Bell — and from the more affluent neighborhoods north of d...
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A big LAUSD special election is on Tuesday. But Latino turnout will likely be small

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Next week’s special election for the vacant school board seat is expected to draw “minuscule” voter turnout, and experts predict Latino participation will be even lower, particularly in the board district’s poorer southeast section, where Latinos make up almost the entire enrollment and where the most struggling schools are located. But despite the urgency of improving educational outcomes for students living in the southeast communities, most likely...
Tags: News, Education, California, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Honduras, Voters, City Council, Local News, Berkeley, Eric Garcetti, Paul Goodwin


Hear Underground 12, the Earliest Known Case of Musicians Recording While Under the Influence of LSD (1966)

Music and LSD: after “Tomorrow Never Knows” and Sgt. Pepper, we knew what an acid trip should sound like. Other folks needed to know more. Somewhere in Los Angeles in 1966 a group of musicians were dosing and recording while tripping. The resulting recording--credited to “Underground 12” and considered the earliest known case of musicians recording while under the influence of LSD--was only available,  as the legend goes, by mail order-- you can see a copy of it here on discogs , a plain...
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Aiming to harness strike momentum, LAUSD board set to advance education tax increase

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education is expected Thursday to vote to place a proposed parcel tax before voters in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The board’s discussion comes on the heels of a teachers’ strike that ended with the district committing to the hiring of more educators and school staff and reductions in class sizes. With Los Angeles County education officials already warning the district that its long-term fin...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles County, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Public Education, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


LAUSD’s board is set to support an education tax increase today. They’re hoping voters agree.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education is expected Thursday to vote to place a proposed parcel tax before voters in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The board’s discussion comes on the heels of a teachers’ strike that ended with the district committing to the hiring of more educators and school staff and reductions in class sizes. With Los Angeles County education officials already warning the district that its long-term fin...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles County, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Public Education, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Behold The Drawings of Franz Kafka (1907-1917)

Runner 1907-1908 UK-born, Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan has posted a brief video piece about Franz Kafka’s drawings. Kafka, of course, wrote a body of work, mostly never published during his lifetime, that captured the absurdity and the loneliness of the newly emerging modern world: In The Metamorphosis, Gregor transforms overnight into a giant cockroach; in The Trial, Josef K. is charged with an undefined crime by a maddeningly inaccessible court. In story after story, Kafka showed his...
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California needs to boost education spending, says LA City Council

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, right, offers doughnuts to teachers picketing in front of the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, the third day of the LAUSD strike by UTLA teachers. The City Council voted Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, to approve a resolution calling for the state to increase spending on education. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — A little over a month removed from a strike by the Los Angeles teachers ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, John Muir, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, United Teachers Los Angeles


LAUSD’s The Science Academy STEM in North Hollywood: Where learning is anything but conventional

Ethan Katz is programming an augmented reality sandbox to project images onto sand using various height levels to create mountains and valleys. “I’m learning about coding the language of the computer itself and how to use sonar to measure,” Katz said. He’s 13. That’s right. A 13-year-old eighth-grader, already talking like the aerosapce engineer he wants to be when he grows up. Katz and his peers at The Science Academy STEM Magnet in North Hollywood have much to be proud of. For the second conse...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Katz, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Nigel Peake, Science Academy, Vineland Avenue, East Valley High School


"Ms. Warren’s plan, the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, would create a network of government-funded care centers based partly on the existing Head Start network..."

"... with employees paid comparably to public-school teachers. Families earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level would be able to send their children to these centers for free. Families earning more than that would be charged on a sliding scale, up to a maximum of 7 percent of their income. The plan would be funded by Ms. Warren’s proposed wealth tax on households with more than $50 million in assets, her campaign said. 'The guarantee is about what each of our children is entit...
Tags: Education, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Tax, Welfare, Warren, Framing, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Mark Zandi, Ann Althouse, Moody 's Analytics, Sophia Koropeckyj, Ms Warren, Katie Hamm


A Granada Hills middle school shines in gaining new accreditation status

Six LAUSD middle schools, including Frost Middle School in Granada Hills, made the grade in the first round of the esteemed accreditation process that gives students a boost in their future academic careers. All of the district’s high schools are accredited, which helps students looking to go to college. Leticia Mendez teaches her seventh grade math class at Frost Middle School in Granada Hills on Friday, February 15, 2019. Mendez was brought to the school as part of the school’s reduction i...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Frost, White, San Pedro, Brown, Martinez, Dodson, Carson, Andrea Santos, Los Angeles Unified School District


LAUSD community, family remember Michelle King’s ‘poise and grace’

Teary tributes and stirring song rang through the cavernous hall of Trinity Baptist Church Friday morning as loved ones and colleagues reflected on Michelle King’s life as a compassionate leader devoted to public education in Los Angeles. King, who worked from student aide to superintendent of the nation’s second largest district, died on Feb. 2 at age 57 following a years-long battle with cancer. Hundreds attended the memorial service, which was also live-streamed on the district’s website. It ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Watson, Lausd, Local News, King, Ucla, HARRIS, McKenna, Michelle King, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles King


Former LAUSD chief Michelle King to be memorialized Friday, with funeral to follow

A public memorial service for former L.A. Unified superintendent Michelle King will take place at the Trinity Baptist Church Friday morning, where former students and colleagues are expected to celebrate the life of the district’s first black female superintendent alongside family. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and is set to be live-streamed at www.lausd.net. It will also be re-broadcast on KLCS TV on Feb. 17 at 7 a.m. King’s tenure as superintendent was cut short when she withdrew on medica...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, King, Ucla, South Los Angeles, Michelle King, Trinity Baptist Church, Pacific Palisades, Florence Avenue, Hamilton High School


Public schools should offer more vegan menus, this San Fernando Valley assemblyman says

LOS ANGELES – Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, announced proposed legislation Wednesday that he said would provide incentives for public schools across the state to offer students a plant-based entree and plant-based milk at meals. Under AB 479, the Healthy Climate-Friendly School Lunch Act, schools would receive additional state funding for serving the vegan options, which Nazarian said would be healthier and more climate-friendly. The bill would also provide state support for staff trai...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Nazarian, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles City Hall, Paul Koretz, Top Stories LADN, Hans Gutknecht, Top Stories OCR



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