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Your Guide To The Biggest Changes To California Charter School Laws Since 1992  LAist

Parents at Arminta Street Elementary in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Sun Valley protest the proposed co-location of a charter school on their ...



Locke High School threat: Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy in South L.A. deemed safe after bomb threat  KABC-TV

Authorities responding to Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy in South Los Angeles did not find any explosive devices following a report of a bomb ...



Patrice Rushen goes back to her roots at Monterey Jazz Festival  San Francisco Chronicle

Patrice Rushen is having a moment, and it's about time. The Los Angeles keyboardist, vocalist and composer returns to the Monterey Jazz Festival on Friday, ...



LA's Locke High is improving — but is it still 'failing'?  KPCC

In 1967, two years shy of her high school graduation, LaVern Antoine moved to the new school opening up in her neighborhood: Alain LeRoy Locke High ...



Partnership between Inglewood Unified and City Year LA helping to build social-emotional learning, student success  LA School Report

Every morning, City Year AmeriCorps member Lizette Martinez scanned the sea of faces as she greeted students streaming through the doors of Locke High ...



Locke High: The Inner City Music Program that Wowed the Nation  KCET

Fifty years ago this month, Alain Leroy Locke Senior High School became the first new high school built in the central city in a half a century. Its...



Transformation of L.A. Unified's Locke High into a charter school is Green Dot's biggest test yet  Los Angeles Times

One in a series of occasional articles on the reform effort at Locke High School. Locke High School opened last week under new management, and things look ...



School Is Turned Around, but Cost Gives Pause  New York Times

Locke High School in Los Angeles has seen significant progress since it was taken over by a charter school group in 2008, but the gains have come at a ...



Green Dot to reorganize Locke High School  Los Angeles Times

In a move to address slumping academic performance of incoming ninth-grade students, charter school operator Green Dot Public School is proposing to ...



The Strip Down of an Abstract/Figurative Artist, Keith Mikell  Entertainment Vine

Keith Mikell is an abstract/figurative artist and his art reaches out to not just captivate or beautify but in fact touch people emotionally. Keith has a distinctive ...



Teen Shot in Front of Locke High School in South LA  NBC Los Angeles

Locke High School in South Los Angeles was locked down Monday morning, after a shooting in front of the school, which is on east 111th Street.



Daphne Bradford Runs for President  Lasentinel

Southern Los Angeles community organizer Daphne Bradford is an official presidential candidate for 2020. Bradford grew up throughout South Los Angeles.



New numbers show low-income alumni of KIPP schools are graduating college at 3-4 times the national average; alumni of Alliance, Aspire & Green Dot schools also above average  LA School Report

A *fresh* look at the college success records at KIPP and other major charter networks serving low-income students shows alumni earning bachelor's degrees at ...



Rams, Nike host 11-on event for 16 high school varsity football programs  therams.com

On Saturday, June 22, the Los Angeles Rams and Nike hosted their second 11-On Passing Tournament and Lineman competition for 16 varsity high school ...



Seen and Heard: Thousands of Pro-Charter School Parents Turn Out to Rally Ahead of Controversial Moratorium Vote at L.A. Board Meeting  The 74

Updated Thousands of parents and supporters turned out to show their support for charter schools ahead of Tuesday's Los Angeles Unified School board ...



L.A. School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library  EdSurge

Back in 2008, charter system Green Dot Public Schools reclaimed Alain Leroy Locke High School, a failing Los Angeles Unified school in the city of ...



Smith will try to revive GHS Panther football; other sports for Aug. 21  Gardena Valley News

Over the past several seasons, Gardena High's football program has been struggling and gone through several coaching changes. Enter Vincent Smith as the ...



A New Just Turkey LA Restaurant Just Opened in Los Angeles  Eurweb.com

A new restaurant called "Just Turkey LA" was recently launched in Los Angeles. Yes, it's a restaurant featuring turkey served all kinds of ways.



From the Archives: Previous Hollywood Christmas Parades  Los Angeles Times

Nov. 23, 1949: The final float in Hollywood's Santa Claus Lane Parade brought old Santa himself, riding a sleigh through a man-made snowstorm and ...



'Is this a decision between politics or safety?' — LAUSD weighs changes to its daily weapons searches  LA School Report

In its quest to decide what to do about daily weapons searches, LA Unified is preparing an expansive survey for the entire school community for December to ...



Lockdown at Locke High after brawl  Los Angeles Times

A lunchtime fight that drew in 600 kids sent police to Locke High School in South L.A., Howard Blume and Jessica Garrison report. "The kids were crazy, running ...



The Wild Night Sirr Parker Became an Aggie Legend  Fanbuzz

TAMU RB Sirr Parker's game-winning touchdown against K-State captured the 1998 Big 12 Championship and a place in Aggies lore.



Klyce one of eight former Arizona Wildcats who are high school football coaches  All Sports Tucson

After publishing the update Sunday of Rebekah Quiroz becoming the eighth former Arizona softball player to become an active head coach with her hire at Pima ...



Tyrese Gibson surprises students at former high school in Watts  KABC-TV

Singer-actor Tyrese Gibson made a surprise visit at his old high school in Watts Thursday as an effort to encourage and inspire students to reach for their ...



James B. Taylor dies at 89; math teacher was one of L.A. Unified's first black principals  Los Angeles Times

James B. Taylor, one of the Los Angeles Unified School District's first black principals -- and a deputy superintendent during an era of integration.



'God's Musician': Keith Williams Jr. is a Dodger Stadium Must-Hear  Baseball Essential

“The singer for the national anthem didn't show up!” The administrator at the University of Southern California had a hint of panic in his voice. They were minutes ...



South LA Man, 19, Killed While Walking Brother To School  CBS Local

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Monday while he was walking his younger brother to school in South Los ...



Green Dot Public Schools: Not Just About Getting Students Into College, but Getting Them Into the Right Ones and Keeping Them There  The 74

This is one chapter in an ongoing multimedia series by Richard Whitmire called The Alumni, which focuses on the efforts being made by America's top charter ...



GEICO's Original Caveman Has Evolved And Middle Age Is Looking So Easy, He Says Even He Can Do It  Forbes

The Caveman is evolving. You wouldn't know it to look at him out of makeup, but this comedic performer, writer and producer got his first break playing the ...



Football Player From South L.A. Arrested for Social Media Threats at Fresno State  KTLA

A Fresno State football player has been identified as the student arrested in connection with a social media threat that detailed a plan to use a weapon to shoot ...



Black vs. Brown at LA School - TIME  TIME

A high school digs out after a schoolyard brawl involving hundreds of students. Is it a symptom of wider race problems in the city's schools?



Charter schools founder Steve Barr weighs 2017 challenge to Garcetti  Los Angeles Times

The founder of a prominent chain of Los Angeles charter schools said Wednesday he is considering running for mayor in 2017, the second person in as many ...



Charter school founder Steve Barr to challenge Garcetti in 2017  Los Angeles Times

Charter school founder Steve Barr on Monday filed papers to run for Los Angeles mayor, launching a long-shot candidacy that could reshape the dynamics of ...



25 years after LA Riots, community march will mark the past and look to the future  The Mercury News

The Rev. K.W. Tulloss was a 9th grader at Locke High School in South Los Angeles in April 1992 when a jury, with no black members, acquitted four white police ...



The Advance Path Academy: learning that clicks  Los Angeles Times

Teachers call Kendle Malbrough “The Philosopher.” The Locke High School senior embellishes the margins of his math papers with musings on the intersection ...



Why America's Top Charter Schools Are Looking Beyond the High School Diploma to Better Track and Support Alumni Through College Graduation  The 74

Last July, The 74 partnered with journalist Richard Whitmire in launching The Alumni — a special multimedia project that surveyed new efforts underway at ...



Editorial: Watts riots, 50 years later: What has L.A. learned, and done?  Los Angeles Times

We look to anniversaries of momentous events — the beginning of World War I (100 years, last July), the end of the Civil War (150 years, in April), the voting ...



Exclusive: Ben Austin launches Kids Coalition to give LA students a legal right to a high-quality education  LA School Report

The man who helped craft the state's parent trigger law and who founded Parent Revolution has launched a new organization that aims to put a kids-first agenda ...



Locke High School Students in Watts Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant: photos  Bay Area Indymedia

Shortly after the first hearing in downtown Los Angeles in the trial of BART police officer Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant, students at Locke ...



Hall of Famers Smith, Murray had ties before Majors  MLB.com

On the surface, Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and Eddie Murray would appear to have little in common as baseball players or as personalities. Few players in the ...



Patrice Rushen Found Success in Jazz and Dance Music. She Hasn’t Been Forgotten.  The New York Times

She was already an accomplished jazz bandleader when she began releasing pop albums for Elektra in 1978. A new best-of compilation looks back at her ...



New city law recognizes the pitfalls of fining children for being late to school  89.3 KPCC

If there's one thing you can count on Maceo Bradley to do, it's get to school on time. The 17-year-old Locke High School senior makes the 10-minute walk to ...



UTEP Football: 2018 ATH Ray Walters commits to UTEP  Miner Rush

UTEP ended a strong recruiting weekend with one more commit late Sunday night as Ray Walters announced his verbal commitment to UTEP's class of 2018.



The Worst Union in America | The California Teachers Association  City Journal

The CTA began its transformation in September 1975, when Governor Jerry Brown signed the Rodda Act, which allowed California teachers to bargain ...



The Watts Bears And South LA Police Are Revolutionizing Community Relations Through Youth Football  GOOD Magazine

'It's easy to focus on all the challenges, but ... there are so many good people here'



Where will the Do Good Bus take you?  culvercitynews

Looking for something to do that is low cost, where you can meet new people, have fun and feel good about yourself at the same time? How does a day of ...



District 7: LAUSD school board race snapshot  LA School Report

School board District 7, runs up a narrow swath from San Pedro at its southern tip to South LA as its northern boundary (see map here). On the way, it ...



Green Dot Charter Leadership Changes  New York Times

Green Dot, the schools group based in Los Angeles that challenged conventional practices by staffing its charter schools with unionized teachers, is going ...



Two Teach For America Recruits Share Their Stories  U.S. News & World Report

Two Teach for America members confront the challenges of life in a Los Angeles high school.



Leon Chancler, professor of popular music, dies at 65  Daily Trojan Online

Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, an adjunct assistant USC Thornton School of Music professor in percussion, jazz studies and popular music, died on Saturday in Los ...



Los Angeles Jazz With Kamasi Washington and Others  New York Times

A few weeks ago, the jazz tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington stood onstage at a club in Hermosa Beach, Calif., with his band, the Next Step, ending a ...



37th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival (PHOTOS)  Eurweb.com

Presented by Department of Cultural Affairs and Friends of the Watts Towers Art Center, the Day of the Drum Festival celebrated community cultures through ...



Why We Need to Keep iPads Out of the Classroom  TIME

It's still mystifying that in this time of limited educational funding, the people running the Los Angeles Unified School District were such an easy sell when it came ...



For a kid from Louisville, there was no one like Muhammad Ali  Los Angeles Times

The static-streaked words tumbling out of the old transistor radio turned the tiny bedroom into a raucous arena. It was a Monday night in March of 1971, my ...



Lending the film L.A. authenticity  Los Angeles Times

Today, when Jessica Romero talks about her future, the Wilmington teenager and star of the new feature film “Down for Life” says she wants to become a marine ...



School isn’t the only place where kids deserve to be safe from gun violence  The Sacramento Bee

Of the 17000 students killed or injured by guns each year, less than 5 percent are shot at school. If lawmakers really want to keep kids safe, they won't arm ...



Whitmire: In the State That Created High-Performing Charter Networks, College Success Is Lagging Behind Others  The 74

This essay is part of the ongoing multimedia series by Richard Whitmire called The Alumni, which focuses on the efforts being made by America's top charter ...



I am a Teacher. I am Not and Never Have Been Racist!  City Watch

CityWatch is published 24/7 with special e-news blasts on Monday and Thursday evening, with Extras as appropriate around special events such as elections or ...



Remembering and Celebrating the Legacy of the LA Watts Summer Games  Eurweb.com

*Los Angeles – Hundreds of student athletes and their parents assembled in a spirit of teamwork, competition and camaraderie in the iconic, historic landmark of ...



A call for accuracy in evaluating school progress [Blowback]  Los Angeles Times

Marco Petruzzi, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools, responds to Howard Blume and Sandra Poindexter's Aug. 18 article, "L.A. Unified bests reform groups in most ...



REVIEW: 'Down for Life' exposes realities of gang involvement  The South Los Angeles Report

“If you're gonna fight for something, it should be for something better than this.” Those are the words of Rascal – the 15-year-old leader of a Latina gang clique ...



South L.A. Revisited, 25 Years After the Rodney King Riots  New York Times

The unrest I reported on in 1992 is a distant memory. But resentment still smolders here.



UTEP Football: Class of 2018 bios  Miner Rush

Full Bios Kai Locksley | QB | 6-4 | 200 | Fort Washington, Md. (Iowa Western CC) Named the 2017 Spalding® NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year and earned ...



My mom made a salad, I wanted a burger. But over time, something shifted.  The Washington Post

My mom gets me. That's profound, not because of the relationship I reference, but because as a daughter, I'm finally saying so. I imagine it must be affirming, ...



Kamasi Washington expands jazz's boundaries on new album 'The Epic'  Los Angeles Times

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is pushing jazz forward with far-reaching blends of sound and narrative. And the world is taking notice.



Class of 2020 Hawkins cornerback Brandon Jones interested in Arizona Football  FanSided

Sometimes you come across a story too good to pass up. Augustus Hawkins freshman varsity cornerback Brandon Jones is one of those stories.



Man's death touches 'an entire community,' father says - The Homicide Report  Los Angeles Times

Rodney Hamilton prayed for peace while cradling his 28-year-old son's head. As he knelt in the street, blood began to pool around his knees. He tried to get his ...



With draft bust label behind him, Mike Williams embraces life as a HS coach  Sports Illustrated

After missteps and lost opportunities as an NFL player, Mike Williams is embracing his new life as a high school coach.



Victory gardens sprout up again  Los Angeles Times

People are borrowing an old wartime concept to lessen the need for mass-produced food, reduce pollution and build a sense of community.



Saluting Our Top Moments of ‘14  Lasentinel

14. Long Beach Poly Football—The dynamic football program stepped out of the box and made an untraditional hire in luring former New York Giants linebacker ...



Students Demand the Right to Use Technology in Schools  MindShift

We've heard arguments from ed tech experts about how using technology for learning may in fact deepen the divide between wealthy and low-income kids.



Former Lions WR Mike Williams Is Now High School Football Coach  CBS Local

By: Evan Jankens @kingofthekc. In 2005, the Detroit Lions used the 10th overall draft pick on USC WR Mike Williams. The pick was odd to say the least.



‘Suspicious’ Package Deemed Safe After Hollywood Metro Station Evacuated  KTLA

The Metro Red Line station at Hollywood/Highland was temporarily evacuated and train *service* was stopped for several hours Tuesday afternoon due to a ...



Update: Vladovic elected LA Unified School Board president  89.3 KPCC

Update 1:08 p.m. Los Angeles Unified's Board of Education elected Richard Vladovic — the board's San Pedro-area representative — to be its next board ...



Dock Ellis, former major league pitcher who counseled drug addicts, dies at 63  Los Angeles Times

Dock Ellis, the former major league pitcher who claimed to have thrown a no-hitter while on LSD but later turned his exploits into the basis of an anti-drug ...



Reggie Morris, Jr. looks to create a winning culture for men's basketball  Los Angeles Loyolan

This past June, LMU men's basketball hired Reggie Morris, Jr. to be the Lions' new assistant coach. Morris's legendary basketball career began as a player just ...



Volleyball rivals honor 18-year-old Carson High player who was fatally shot  The Daily Breeze

Players from rival volleyball teams huddled beneath the net Friday, heads bowed and arms around each other. Blue-and-black jerseys mingled with ...



SPORTS DIGEST: McCaffrey shows what he's made of in Rose Bowl -  Los Angeles Wave Newspapers

PASADENA — Christian McCaffrey was the best college football player I saw all season. It wasn't close. I saw the Stanford running back twice give USC all it ...



Every Ten Feet was a Soldier: Jazz and the Watts Rebellion  KCET

Watts has produced generations of jazz talent. For many musicians who witnessed the 1965 riots, their decayed and burning neighborhood revealed to the...



President Obama calls on teachers to help identify mental health disorders in students  EdSource Today

President Barack Obama on Monday asked teachers to help identify and seek help for children who are suffering from mental health disorders, saying that it was ...



Colleges and Universities - Education and Schools - Admissions and Testing - Affirmative Action - Discrimination  New York Times Blogs

In another time, it wouldn't have been too hard to guess where Frances Harris would have ended up going to college. She has managed to do very well in very ...



Hall of Fame inductee Cynthia Cooper blazed trail for women  MassLive.com

Cynthia Cooper will never forget where she's been and what helped mold her into the person she is today. That person is a Hall of Famer. Born in Chicago, and ...



Student & Educator of the Month 2013/14  Lakers.com

Congratulations to all of the 2013-14 Lakers Student and Educators of the Month! Please check back next season to nominate your student or educator to win ...



Stafon Johnson Returns to Where it All Began  Lasentinel

Stafon Johnson, arguably the Greatest Of All Time among the Dorsey former football stars, will be return to his alma mater to coach running backs this season.



USC-bound receiver Shay Fields shattering records for St. John Bosco in senior season  Long Beach Press-Telegram

BELLFLOWER >> Two years ago St. John Bosco head coach Jason Negro got his first glimpse of his new transfer, a sophomore quarterback named Shay Fields ...



The Times' boys' basketball player of the year: Onyeka Okongwu  Los Angeles Times

Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills was a dominant center this season. He has been named The Times' player of the year in boys' basketball.



Eddie Murray Honored At Camden Yards  CBS Local

The Orioles had a well attended ceremony for the unveiling of the statue of Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray. Before the celebration even began the ...



From boom to bust: How Detroit Lions first-round picks have fared since Billy Sims  MLive.com

Some of Detroit's early NFL draft selections have found success, some have flopped.



Gary Webb told the truth  Workers World

Gary Webb told the truth about CIA-backed contra terrorists selling drugs to finance their dirty war against Nicaragua in the 1980s. The courageous journalist ...



Meet Patrice Rushen [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Patrice Rushen's nickname is Babyfingers, due to her small hands...but she had a BIG hit...one of Jersey's Favorite Hits! Patrice Louise Rushen was.



Location, Location, Location: Contested Public Space Means Moving Watts School Could Deny Some Education  Streetsblog Los Angeles

Carlos Penate speaks to the crowd of INSPIRE students about what the school means to him at a rally yesterday. Sahra Sulaiman/LA Streetsblog. “They say they ...



A teacher pushed to the edge  Socialist Worker Online

A veteran teacher who was publicly--and wrongly--singled out on a list of ineffective teachers published by the Los Angeles Times has committed suicide.



You've got to have faith to be a great teacher  EdSource Today

For the last four months, as part of a yearlong search to understand what great teaching looks like by visiting 11th grade English classrooms across Los Angeles, ...



WAITING FOR SUPERMAN Blu-ray Review  Collider.com

A thorough documentary takes a journalistic look at an issue by investigating it from all possible angles, removing the emotional component from the discussion ...



UFC and ESPN have $1.5-billion deal in place starting in January  Los Angeles Times

The young crowd's popular sport will shift from Fox and help WME/IMG regain on its $4 billion investment in MMA.



Getting a first-hand glimpse inside the service for Muhammad Ali  Los Angeles Times

Arum, 84, a Hall of Fame boxing promoter, attended the Friday memorial *service* of Muhammad Ali, the first fighter Arum promoted. Arum told Times reporter ...



Oscar De La Hoya Donates $3.5M to Green Dot Public Schools  PhilBoxing.com

PhilBoxing.com. Sat, 21 Jun 2008 (LOS ANGELES) - Green Dot Public Schools, the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles, announced Thursday ...



The Bilingual Ban That Worked: Rising test scores vindicate English immersion in California—but Hispanics are still struggling.  City Journal

In 1998, Californians voted to pass Proposition 227, the “English for the Children Act,” and dismantle the state's bilingual-education industry. The results ...



Tyrese Gibson Height, Weight, Age & Wife  Gazette Review

A singer-songwriter, Tyrese Gibson has released several albums throughout his career. Learn more about the musician and actor here.



Santana Moss says Robert Griffin III gloated when Redskins fired Mike Shanahan; RG3 calls comments 'a betraya  Los Angeles Times

Robert Griffin III accused Santana Moss of betraying him and lying by saying that RG3 gloated when coach Mike Shanahan was fired by the Redskins after the ...



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