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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 ...
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School district culture largely to blame for not uprooting teacher sexual misconduct on Southern California campuses, experts say

Every day, Terri Miller receives a spate of Google alerts on her iPhone informing her that, somewhere in the U.S., a teacher or other school employee has been accused of sexually abusing one or more students. “They come in sometimes by the hundreds daily. We’ve been seeing increases yearly since 2014,” said Miller, executive director of Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct and Exploitation (S.E.S.A.M.E.), a Las Vegas-based nonprofit that works to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse and harassme...
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California gubernatorial candidates tackle children’s issues as June primary looms

Three of six leading candidates vying for California’s top political post faced off Tuesday night during a forum on children at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, California Treasurer John Chiang of Torrance and former state schools chief Delaine Eastin were grilled on issues ranging from education to child poverty and the foster-care system ahead of the June 5 primary election. Front-runner Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who formerly served as mayor ...
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Lawmakers question Gov. Brown’s plan to overhaul funding for California’s community colleges

By Mikhail Zinshteyn, EdSource Key California lawmakers who shape education policy are questioning Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to dramatically overhaul how community colleges are funded. The proposal calls for tying some money to student outcomes, moving away from a model that funds colleges largely based on how many students they enroll. Some lawmakers are saying it is rushed and lacks enough buy-in from college presidents and faculty. Others worry the plan may result in financial harm to colleges ...
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School threat reports pour in and are being taken seriously, Southern California experts say

In the week since police say Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at a Florida high school, reports of threats of violence against schools in Southern California and around the nation have poured in to police departments and schools. Such threats are not new, police say, and whether the actual number has increased in Southern California since the Feb. 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High is debatable, experts say. But it’s clear that the threats on social media and in conversations are getting m...
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Torrance Unified takes science standards seriously

By Carolyn Jones, EdSource As schools nationwide take on the most comprehensive overhaul of science standards in 20 years, Torrance Unified has become a pace-setter. Without relying on outside funding, or major grant money, the South Bay’s largest school system has trained more than 500 teachers and unveiled the new standards to all 24,000 of its students. By devoting thousands of hours to teacher training, the district has shown teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade how to explain a sci...
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Discover the “Lost” Final Scene of The Shining, Which Kubrick Personally Had Recalled and Destroyed

When we think of Stanley Kubrick, we can’t help but think of perfectionism, a quality he brought even to the making of what he called a “ghost film” — a genre for which he seemed to have little respect — with 1980’s The Shining. So much did he want to get his adaptation (or rather, near-total reimagination) of Stephen King’s novel of the haunted Overlook Hotel just right that he actually had the first set of released prints recalled and destroyed because he didn’t think he’d quite nailed...
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