Ref Rodriguez beat out incumbent Bennett Kayser in the District 5 school board race after charter school groups and unions spent more than $3 million battling to influence voters in the district that includes Eastside schools.
HIGHLAND PARK -- Thursday was cloudy and cool at Dockweiler State Beach. But the unseasonably cool weather did not deter a group of students from Highland Park's Buchanan Street Elementary from participating in a beach clean up .
HIGHLAND PARK -- At Ramona Hall, eighth graders from Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School were practicing their lines and testing their delivering. After all, show time was only days away. While costumes and props were in place, some adrenal jitters needed to be worked out during this rehearsal. The upcoming show, however, was not a theatrical performance, but rather a shared educational experience.
EL SERENO – NASA has awarded a $5-million grant to train a new generation of scientists and engineers at Cal State L.A. as part of an effort to expand the nation’s ability to conduct aerospace research and development. The university will use the five-year NASA grant ...
BOYLE HEIGHTS - Resurrection Catholic School has won a $500,000 grant to introduce new technology and small-group instruction to the small school as part of a nationwide program to revitalize urban Catholic schools.
ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Dorris Place Elementary held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to show off its computer lab that was refurbished with new equipment after a third-grade student submitted a winning essay in an IT makeover contest for schools.
EL SERENO – After preparing for several years, Wilson High will begin offering a rigorous, college-prep program at the start of the 2015-16 school years, according campus officials. School supporter Peter Cabrera provided more details about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: Wilson is now one of ... Read More »
HIGHLAND PARK — It was only a few years ago when L.A. Unified launched a top-to-bottom shake up of Luther Burbank Middle School amid eroding academic performance. Since then, the school’s test scores have jumped and it was recently recognized as a role model for high-performing middle schools.
Submitted by Cecily Rose Scharlin, Cooperative Nursery School So you think you can spell? Two local preschools, LA Family School and Rose Scharlin, are vying to outspell one another in a night of improv and fun at their first adults-only Screwball Spelling Bee, from the creators ... Read More »
SILVER LAKE -- A cluster of child care centers in Silver Lake are among the 1,500 statewide that were found to have measles vaccination rates deemed to be at the highest risk of outbreaks, according to an L.A. Times report. The schools were among those that reported vaccination rates of 92% or less last October to the California Department of Health, which published the results on its website.