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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 ...



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...



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 ...



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 ...



Locke High School joins list of South LA schools with on-campus health centers  89.3 KPCC

The Watts Healthcare Corporation opened its second school-based clinic in three weeks on Thursday morning at Locke High School in South Los Angeles.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Los Angeles' Most Troubled High School Undergoes Transformation  ABC News

Located smack dab in the middle of multiple rival gang territories in the South Central area of Los Angeles, Locke High School was reputed to be one of the ...



Craig Bohl announces Wyoming Cowboys' early signing football class  Montana Sports

(UW Athletics release). LARAMIE, Wyo. – The 2019 early signing period was extremely productive for the Wyoming Cowboy Football program, with a recruiting ...



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. Read on for the ...



Rams Seek First 2-0 Start Since 2001 Against Cardinals  NBC Southern California

The Los Angeles Rams will play host to the Arizona Cardinals in their 2018 home opener at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Sunday, seeking their first 2-0 ...



Transparency and accountability: Measuring school effectiveness through growth  LA School Report

By Dr. Cristina de Jesus America's inequality crisis is getting worse, with the gap in opportunities based too often on parents' income levels, ZIP code or ethnicity.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Black vs. Brown at LA School  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?



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Nearly 75% of California high school grads go to college, state finds  Los Angeles Times

The California Department of Education said Thursday that nearly three-quarters of California's high school graduates went on to higher education, a statistic ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Student Athlete of the Week: Mikel Beime  Lasentinel

This student-athlete knew that becoming a quarterback was a big onus, but decided to step up. With a 3-2 record, junior Mikel Beime is helping restore the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Green Dot 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 ...



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.



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 ...



The Worst Union in America: How the California Teachers Association betrayed the schools and crippled the state  City Journal

In 1962, as tensions ran high between school districts and unions across the country, members of the National Education Association gathered in Denver for the ...



L.A. 'Public School Choice' Program Swaps Competition for Collaboration  Huffington Post

Four years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District embarked on a bold, perhaps reckless, program called Public School Choice to allow charter school ...



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 ...



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 ...



Crenshaw Girls Basketball Learns Through Experience in Tournaments  Lasentinel

The Crenshaw Girls Basketball team (7-9 overall, 2-0 Coliseum League) is in Division II, along with Jefferson, Hamilton and Dorsey high schools. Six players ...



5 Years After His Death, Family Seeks Justice for Slain Los Angeles Man  NBC Southern California

Five years after he was shot and killed, a family is still grieving and seeking justice for a Los Angeles man who they knew was destined to help his community.



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 ...



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...



Green Dot Charter Leadership Changes  New York Times

The founder of a Los Angeles charter school group sets sights toward New York and elsewhere.



Accused Killer's Mom Recalls A Troubled Life  Neon Tommy

Andrew Garcia's problems started long before the call from the police station.



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

LOS ANGELES — In a corner of this city where stores burned, and rocks flew through windows, I found a garden growing. “It's the heat that makes them grow,” ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



School board race reveals chronic gaps in education politics coverage  Columbia Journalism Review

This story is co-published with The Grade, an independent effort to improve mainstream education coverage in partnership with PDK International. YOU MIGHT ...



School reform legend prepares to take over wayward John McDonogh High School  NOLA.com

Steve Barr, who describes himself as a "basketball freak," stands taller than 6 feet and talks urgently in sports metaphors. The one on his mind now has to do ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Bibbs, Crousen, Lewis, Maxwell, Strametz and Wilson Inducted Into USTFCCCA Hall of Fame  U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

SAN ANTONIO — For more than two hours on Thursday night inside the Grand Oaks Ballroom at the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort and Spa, the spotlight was ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



30 Biggest QB/WR/RB Busts Since 1990: Where Are They Now?  TheSportster

These guys all fizzled out of the NFL after showing some promise in college. What did they do after their careers ended?



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 ...



Advocates of state's parent-trigger law seek to expand its influence  EdSource

Five years after California parents gained the power to initiate major changes at failing schools, advocates of the state's controversial parent-trigger law are ...



Victory gardens sprout up again  Los Angeles Times

These days, digging some holes and planting a little lettuce or a few beets is a political act. Just ask Julie Stern, who shares a backyard organic garden with her ...



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, ...



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

The Lakers would like to congratulate all of the 2013-14 Student and Educators of the Month!



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.



CU football: Darian Hagan headed to Colorado Hall of Fame Thursday  The Daily Camera

Former Colorado quarterback Darian Hagan will be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday in Denver along with five other inductees.



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 ...



LAUSD's Grumpy Old Man Richard Vladovic Could Squelch Reform  LA Weekly

For the first time in six years, the politicians on the L.A. Unified School District Board of Education, responsible for educating one in every 10 children in ...



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 ...



Cybermural: The Web as the Wall  New York Times

LOS ANGELES. THE neighborhood is changing,” the multimedia artist Juan Devis said as he walked through Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, “and I wanted ...



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

(LOS ANGELES) - Green Dot Public Schools, the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles, announced Thursday that Ten-Time World Champion ...



Where is Verdugo Village? Just look for the new signs  The Eastsider LA

New street signs were scheduled to be dedicated today at Verdugo Road and York Boulevard to raise awareness of Verdugo Village, a section of Glassell Park ...



Teacher survey: Change tenure, layoff laws  EdSource

Gov. Jerry Brown said last week he's open to changing tenure and other teacher employment laws at issue in the Vergara v. State of California lawsuit, and most ...



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.



Fight by fight: Muhammad Ali's legendary career  USA TODAY

A fight-by-fight breakdown of the boxing career of the legendary Muhammad Ali.



Chris Brown recovers from seizure and plays against Los Angeles police in charity basketball game  Daily Mail

Chris Brown, 24, bounced back from his recent seizure and played in a charity basketball game on Sunday against a Los Angeles Police Department team.



Muhammad Ali aims message at Donald Trump: Terrorism perverts 'what Islam really is'  USA TODAY

Muhammad Ali aimed a powerful and impassioned message at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying that the recent global ...



Grandma's Healthy Food - Los Angeles Sentinel  Lasentinel

Grandma's Healthy Food relies on nothing but organic vegetables and fruit to create healthy takes on old favorites. It's good, wholesome vegetarian/vegan you ...



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