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Bulletin Board: Rose Scharlin Co-Op Open House

Submitted by  Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School is having it’s Open House Saturday, September 30th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. 2414 Lake View Ave, Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Tour the park-like campus, and listen to a talk about the school’s philosophy and membership requirements. A question and answer period will follow the talk. Applications for ... Read More »

oseph Garcia from Griffith Middle School is one of the students who will be taking part in the Verizon Innovative Learning program at Cal State LA.

East L.A. middle school boys headed to tech & science boot camp at Cal State L.A.

EL SERENO — Middle school boys from across East Los Angeles will be headed to Cal State L.A. during the summer to learn about coding, 3-D printing, robotics and entrepreneurship as part of a program to interest minority students in technology, science and related subjects. The university will received a $400,000 grant to offer the intensive summer courses followed by ... Read More »

Glassell Park 4th Graders present their idea for a water-wise community

GLASSELL PARK — A trio of students  from Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts headed to City Hall recently to present their concept for a water-wise community designed for a riverfront site near their campus. Their presentation was part of  the Young Citizen Artists Project, which involves students in real-life design issues, said fourth grade teacher Anna Soffer.  This ... Read More »

Lincoln High volleyball team celebrates a turnaround

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — The Boys Volleyball Team at Lincoln High was celebrating this week after winning a CIF L.A. City Division 4 Championship, marking a big turnaround for the team, said coach Edwin Yau. The team went from a 2-11 record last year to being ranked 2nd in the Northern League with an overall match record of 14-4, said Yau, ... Read More »

Young urban planners show off ideas for the future of East L.A.

About 85 students from East L.A. Renaissance Academy came to USC this week with 10-foot-long models and 3D videos in hand to present their ideas for reimagining main streets, like Whittier and Atlantic boulevards and First Street. The ultimate goal of the ongoing Greetings From East L.A. project is to prepare ELARA students for attending the USC Price School of Public ... Read More »

The Boyle Heights Young Adult Program

Submitted by the Boyle Heights Young Adult Program The Boyle Heights Young Adult Program focuses on real world skills that are relevant to students’ pursuit of college and career readiness and serves students ages 16 to 25. The academic program emphasizes literacy across all disciplines by featuring cross-curricular units centered on issues of local and regional importance. These units give ... Read More »

How an East L.A. school received a boost from new state education ratings

EAST LOS ANGELES — The state’s new method to measure a school’s academic performance appears to be more generous than the old system in offering positive assessments of how a school is doing, reports The L.A. Times. Case in point is Brooklyn Avenue Elementary in East Los Angeles. The new California School Dashboard replaces the Academic Performance Index. Instead of API’s ... Read More »

DIY binoculars help young Highland Park bird watchers focus on nature

HIGHLAND PARK -- “Let’s go to the Secret Forest!” pleaded members of the Nature Club at San Pascual STEAM Magnet Elementary. They pointed to a cropping of trees on the western side of the Highland Park campus, where tall oaks, pines and eucalyptus present a shady spot for students during recess – and a perfect place for various birds to perch. Read More »