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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


Van Nuys doughnut dispute among dramas in LAUSD strike’s first week

The weeklong teachers’ strike in the L.A. Unified School District has generated emotion and all kinds of disputes, large and small, as the two sides have squared off in public. Among the dramas that played out was this one involving a student bringing doughnuts to her teachers in Van Nuys. Seeing her teachers picketing in the rain on Tuesday, Jan. 15 — the second day of the strike — 12-year-old Alyssa Lynch asked her mom to stop to buy doughnuts on the way in to Fulton College Prep, a combined m...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Alyssa, Van Nuys, Unified School District, Warnecke, Top Stories LADN, Alyssa Lynch, Fulton College Prep, Jessica Warnecke Alyssa


Anticipated LA Unified strike has some parents planning to pull their kids out of school

It was nearly 30 years ago when Yanina Nunez was a student during the last Los Angeles Unified School District strike. She was a third grader at Harbor Elementary School. Nunez remembers the nine-day strike in 1989 as chaotic. “They would send us from one class to another,” she said. “There wasn’t a lot of supervision, they would just cram us in the auditorium. We would just get there and do nothing.” Now a parent of two, Nunez doesn’t want her children to go through the same experience she did,...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Sport, Soccer, Sharp, Lausd, Johnson, Local News, Los Angeles Unified School District, Van Nuys, Stephanie Johnson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Lomita, Nunez, Eric Sharp, UTLA


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


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


LA Rams touchdown at San Fernando Valley schools with message of diversity

The LA Rams have done a lot scoring this year — usually on Sundays. But on Tuesday, they tapped into a different kind of success. They showed up to Magnolia Science Academy 2 in Van Nuys and Sutter Middle School in Winnetka to promote ways to deepen friendships and foster acceptance among students’ classmates — regardless of their race, religion, gender, disabilities or any differences. 10-16-18. Van Nuys CA. LA Rams/Tight-End football player Tyler Higbee talks to middle school students at Mag...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, LA Rams, Winnetka, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Tyler Higbee, Top Stories LADN, Gene Blevins LA DailyNews SCNG, Gene Blevins LA DailyNews, Magnolia Science Academy, Sutter Middle School


LAUSD and UTLA begin mediation after teachers reject 6 percent raise

LOS ANGELES — With the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers flatly rejecting the district’s latest contract offer, the two sides will begin meeting with a state mediator Thursday in hopes of averting the first L.A. teachers’ walkout since 1989. On Tuesday night, the district updated its contract offer to United Teachers Los Angeles, with Superintendent Austin Beutner saying the proposal includes a 6 percent pay raise over two years and class-size reductions at 15 middl...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Unified School District, Van Nuys, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA


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...
Tags: Facebook, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Usc, San Pedro, Harbor, Northridge, Board, Garcia


The San Fernando Valley weighs in on new LA schools chief

San Fernando Valley supporters and critics are weighing in on the new chief of LA’s public schools and what his leadership could mean for the region. Austin Beutner, a businessman hired Tuesday by the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education, has sparked a mixed bag of opinion in the Valley, ranging from concern over his lack of experience running such an operation, to optimism over the experience he has in business. The school board’s 5-2 vote to appoint Beutner, 58, was bold en...
Tags: News, Education, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Los Angeles Times, Chinatown, Board, Valley, Hussey, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, South LA


LA-area Academic Decathlon teams converge on Sacramento for state championship

Students from Valley Glen’s Ulysses S. Grant High School are seen studying Friday, March 23, 2018, for the California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento. The school is one of 24 from the Los Angeles area competing in the state championship for a shot at the U.S. Academic Decathlon. (Photo by Pamela Damonte, principal of Grant High School, via Twitter) Students from 22 Los Angeles high schools will vie to become the best in the state this weekend at the California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Chatsworth, Local News, Glen, Franklin, Woodland Hills, LA County, San Fernando Valley


Southern California students walk out to honor Parkland victims, press for change in gun laws, improved school safety

Using handmade signs, chants and phone calls to members of Congress, young people around Southern California turned fear and frustration into activism Wednesday, joining peers nationwide to protest gun violence in schools. The national school walkout — held a month to the day after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — was observed by thousands of students from the region. Students at San Clemente High hold signs during the a walkout on March 14. (Photo ...
Tags: Florida, Education, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Soccer, Connecticut, Sydney, Long Beach


With calls for ‘enough,’ thousands participate in student walkouts in LA to protest gun violence

Thousands of students from the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles walked out of classes today as part of a nationwide action to honor the 17 people killed in last month’s high school shooting in Florida and urge federal action to curb gun violence. The walkouts marked the one-month anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The demonstrations began at 10 a.m. and continue for 17 minutes — one for every person who died in the shooting. #Wal...
Tags: Florida, News, Education, California, Cdc, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Lapd, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Van Nuys


LA students protest school shootings in massive walkout

Students walking out now at Miguel Contreras #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/TFTnRUxvwQ — Julia Wick (@sherlyholmes) March 14, 2018 Thousands of  students from the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles walked out of classes today as part of a nationwide action to honor the 17 people killed in last month’s high school shooting in Florida and urge federal action to curb gun violence. The walkouts marked the one-month anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School...
Tags: Florida, News, Education, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Lapd, Sun Valley, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Van Nuys, David Crane


LAPD, LAUSD urge ‘respectful’ restraint as mass student protests set for 10 a.m., 1 month after Parkland mass shooting

Hundreds of students walk out of Midwood High School as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. It is the nation’s biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month’s massacre of 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Thousands of Los Angeles-area students are expected to walk out of classes today as part of a nationwide action to ...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Protest, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Lausd, Local News, Lapd, Gun Violence, Sun Valley, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Unified School District


Dennis McCarthy: Cheers to the street-smart sinner and saint, who ‘charmed your socks off.’ RIP

“Send up a cheer, the baby is here.” – Georgie Baby, rest his mischievous, fun-loving soul. We lost an original a few weeks back at 83 — a fast-talking, street-smart character right out of a Damon Runyon short story, a guy who walked through life laughing with both the sinners and the saints. His given name was George Jacobs III, but that was just an alias. To everybody who knew him — and there were thousands — he was Georgie Baby, a moniker the Newport News cops laid on him back in early 1952 w...
Tags: New York, News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, The Valley, Damon Runyon, American Legion, Daily News, Valley, Newport News, Dodgers, Van Nuys, North Hollywood



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