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Vegan food now on the menu at 7 LAUSD high schools

Starting this week, students will have a new option at lunchtime: a meal without meat or dairy. One vegan meal choice will be on the menu every school day from now until Nov. 17 in a pilot program at seven Los Angeles Unified School District sc...

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  • Education

    LA Unified pursuing path from ​conflict to district-charter collaboration in how it shares space

    Grappling with long-standing tensions related to charter school expansion, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Michelle King is implementing changes designed to help district-managed schools and charter schools share school buildings and best educational practices — measures designed to promote collaboration and reduce conflicts over access to classrooms. The changes were recommended last spring by an advisory group that included school principals, parents and representatives...

    By George White EdSource|

  • Education

    LA special needs students have a school just for them, with a ‘focus on their strengths’

    On a recent weekday morning, Ellis Crasnow showed off the “innovation lab” for high school students at the Valley Glen school of STEM³ Academy. It was impressively equipped, with flat-screen computers, 3-D printers, a tall red tool chest and big lab tables. In the corner sat a student team-built robot, capable of hoisting itself up a rope with a winch. Crasnow pointed out a photo of the grinning student robotics team that made it to a national competition in...

    Antonie Boessenkool
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  • Education

    Strong support and opposition to proposed state STEM school

    California Department of Education directly runs only three schools, two for deaf children and one for the blind. Under a bill before the Legislature, it would add a fourth — specializing in math and science and serving low-income, ethnically diverse middle and high-school students in Los Angeles County. The legislation to create a state-authorized, independently managed STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) school has the support of heavyweights in high tech, like...

    By John Fensterwald EdSource|

  • Education

    Parent, bus drivers outraged after black baby doll is mock-lynched at Rim of the World Unified transit office

    Months after the Rim of the World Unified School District was embroiled in controversy over the Confederate flag, a district employee mock-lynched a black baby doll on a public bulletin board. It was removed only after a parent complained to district officials. “‘This can’t really be what I think it is,’” Jenny Thompson...

    Beau Yarbrough
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  • Education

    School district employees mock-lynch black baby doll at Lake Arrowhead area office

    Months after the Rim of the World Unified School District was embroiled in controversy over the Confederate flag, district employees mock-lynched a black baby doll on a public bulletin board, removing it only after a parent complained to district officials. “‘This can’t really be what I think it is,’” Jenny Thompson...

    Beau Yarbrough
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  • Features/People

    This 20-year-old has ‘broken barriers.’ But now, she needs a chance: Dennis McCarthy

    “I think you just have to close your eyes and not look at her physically, but look at her mind, and what she’s already accomplished.” Dr. Debra Don - ear, nose, and throat specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Her mind is dean’s list-sharp and her future boundless if only we give Connie Morales a chance. That’s all she’s asking for. No special favors, no pulling strings. Just a chance. God knows she deserves it.

    Dennis McCarthy
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  • Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest

    Prosecution freezes assets of fired Centinela superintendent facing embezzlement charges

    About 10 days before prosecutors arrested former Centinela Valley Union High School Superintendent Jose Fernandez on embezzlement and public corruption charges, they obtained a temporary restraining order in court to freeze his assets, including his $1.6 million house and 17 bank accounts. The order issued by a Torrance Superior Court judge was sought to prevent Fernandez and his wife, Denize, from using the home — which he purchased with an allegedly illegally orchestrated

    Larry Altman
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  • Education

    4 reasons why so few LAUSD graduates earn college degrees

    While the Los Angeles Unified School District has been touting a steadily increasing high school graduation rate, a new study from UCLA shows that just a fraction of those graduates who continue on to higher education actually earn a college degree. The study by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Claremont Graduate University is billed as the first ever to track college success of LAUSD graduates. It looked at data from LAUSD graduates of 2008, 2013 and 2014 and found that...

    Antonie Boessenkool
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  • Higher education

    Legal clinic to help immigrant CSUN students opens for work

    At CSUN Wednesday, on the steps of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library at the center of campus, the doors to the Student Legal Support Clinic formally opened with a ribbon cutting. The one-year pilot program will provide pro bono legal services to CSUN students and will be held two days a week in a handful of study rooms on the library’s second floor. Although the clinic will be available to all CSUN students, the director of the pilot program, Julia Vazquez of Southwestern Law...

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  • Arrests

    Former Centinela Valley Superintendent Jose Fernandez arrested on public corruption charges

    Three years after Jose Fernandez was fired from his position at the helm of the Centinela Valley Union High School District after revelations of excessive compensation, the disgraced former superintendent was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges. Fernandez, 57, was booked into county jail at 9:30 a.m., according to online records. • RELATED:

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