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Schools with increased enrollment of immigrant children get funding

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that the department has set aside $3.5 million in federal funding to assist schools that are experiencing an increase in unaccompanied immigrant children during the current school year. “We don’t make immigration policy in our classrooms; we help every child who comes through our doors,” [...] [...more]

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LASPD to enforce proactive discipline with a focus on the positive

The Los Angeles School Police Department is continuing to embrace proactive, non-punitive enforcement strategies. As part of the initiative, the department will no longer issue tickets for minor violations such as most campus fights, petty thefts, vandalism, trespassing or possession of tobacco or a small quantity of marijuana. Instead, most offenders will be referred to [...] [...more]

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Perez named LAUSD deputy superintendent of instruction

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has approved the appointment of educator Dr. Ruth Pérez as deputy superintendent of instruction. LAUSD superintendent John E. Deasy said Pérez brings a wealth of career experience, from her start as a bilingual teacher in Florida, through her recent tenure heading the Norwalk-La Mirada School District. [...] [...more]

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Hungry kids can’t focus on school

A teacher shared a story about a boy who had recently come into class, head hung low, dark circles under his eyes, completely lacking in energy and focus. Sadly, this is something the teacher was used to seeing frequently in her classes, but not from this particular student. After class she asked him what was [...] [...more]

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Marlborough graduate named Davidson Fellow

Twenty young people have been named as 2014 Davidson Fellows, exemplifying the extraordinary work that can be accomplished by students who are given opportunities to excel. One of the gifted students — 17-year-old Isabel DeBre of Los Angeles — is a 2014 graduate of Marlborough School. DeBre received a $10,000 scholarship for a literary project [...] [...more]

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Tips to make math your kids’ favorite subject

Math may not sound like fun to everyone, but there is fun to be had when learning mathematics. If you can convince kids of that basic principle, getting them to focus in school and do well on their tests will be the easy part. Some of todays most downloaded apps involve math. Nearly three-fifths of [...] [...more]

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Dodgers Community of Schools benefit from volunteers serving 11 campuses

As part of their support for back to school activities in August, the Los Angeles Dodgers alumni and staff joined nearly 275 UnitedHealthcare employees and Playworks staff on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for “Days of Service and Play” at 11 “Dodgers Community of Schools” locations surrounding Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles Dodgers and UnitedHealthcare are [...] [...more]

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Cathedral Chapel School celebrates 85 years of teaching

Students returned to classes at Cathedral Chapel School on Monday for what school administrators said will be a special year on campus. The school is celebrating its 85th anniversary, and will be holding a special ceremony in April for alumni, teachers, students and their families. Principal Tina Kipp said there are many additional exciting things [...] [...more]

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LA Dodger takes students back-to-school shopping

Los Angeles Dodger Adrian Gonzalez and his wife, Betsy, went back-to-school shopping with 100 area students at Target in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 18 while partnering with The Dream Center. They provided $100 gift cards to each student and were at the store to help them buy supplies for the new school year. Students [...] [...more]

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LACC offers pathways to a degree

Los Angeles City College (LACC) regular Fall 2014 Semester for-credit (degree, transfer, and certificates) starts September 2. LACC offers more than 100 affordable titles to choose from, including: ·Pharmacy Technician ·Ballet ·Ukulele the Easy Way ·Sewing Made Easy ·Spanish/French/Chinese/Italian Conversation & Pronunciation ·Aqua Zumba ·American Red Cross’ Learn-to- Swim Lessons · Medical Interpreter ·Computers for Beginners [...] [...more]

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