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Rafe ‘Keeps it Real’

Latest Book Dedicated to Young and Veteran Teachers “You can make a difference,”, “this is a long and arduous journey,” “it’s a thankless job.” These are...

Making the 1960s Relevant to This Generation

American life in an era of protest and change before Facebook and video games Those sick and tired of hearing about the 1960s will get no relief for the next several years.  Beginning Nov...

Caterpillars: From Research in Ecuador to the Classroom

While many students were going on summer vacations, sleeping in and getting recharged for the new school year, one teacher was in Ecuador studying the effects of the environment on caterpillars....

Progress: Test Scores Double & That’s Not All

“Everything is about the children,” said Principal Dr. Angel Barrett. That sentence alone sums up the focus that has led to the tremendous progress that has taken place at Plummer...

Ninth-Graders Dominate Cast of Valley Arts Academy’s First Major Production

Since its debut on Broadway in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” has been performed at hundreds if not thousands of high schools across the country.  But the production opening May 12 at the...

It's Napa Time!

In the summer of 2010, Victoria Christie was talking with various colleagues, when one of them, searching for the proper analogy to describe a poor performing student, said that the boy was “...

Video: Designing, Stitching and Showing Off Their Best: Taft Run Fashion Show Prepares Students for Careers

Futuristic, modern, hip, classy, elegant and vibrant designs stood out on the runway during a recent fashion show at Taft High School. Student models strutted in stunning combinations of hunter...

Designing, Stitching and Showing Off Their Best: Taft Run Fashion Show Prepares Students for Careers

Futuristic, modern, hip, classy, elegant and vibrant designs stood out on the runway during a recent fashion show at Taft High School. Student models strutted in stunning combinations of hunter...

Photos: GOP Presidents Lag in LAUSD School Naming

As they campaign vigorously around the country this spring, neither Rick Santorum nor Mitt Romney should expect that getting elected president of the United States will mean his name someday adorns...

GOP Presidents Lag in LAUSD School Naming

As they campaign vigorously around the country this spring, neither Rick Santorum nor Mitt Romney should expect that getting elected president of the United States will mean his name someday adorns...