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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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New charter middle school opens in East L.A.

The school is named after astronaut Ellen Ochoa | Photo courtesy Green Dot

EAST LOS ANGELES – Green Dot Public Schools has expanded its presence in East Los Angeles, opening  the Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School. The school – named after scientists Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina astronaut – is still enrolling for students for its sixth grade ... Read More »

Silver Lake school locked down during police search [update]

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SILVER LAKE — Allesandro Elementary  has been locked down this morning and Riverside Drive has been closed to traffic as authorities investigate a report of a suspicious person on campus. One woman who drove by the campus shortly before 8:30 a.m. said there were at least ... Read More »

School is back in session

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More than 600,000 students returned to L.A. Unified campuses today as the new school year got underway. The Eastsider plans to step up its coverage of Eastside schools this year, with part of that  effort including some new maps to help parents  search for schools that ... Read More »

Echo Park school to become part of L.A. Unified magnet program

ECHO PARK – The school board has approved a staff plan to convert Clifford Street Elementary into a math and technology magnet in the 2015-16 school year. Meanwhile, the small school in the far north end of Echo Park has been honored as a California Distinguished ... Read More »

It’s Sixth Period and Teen Court is now in session at Franklin High

HIGHLAND PARK — Superior Court Judge Mildred Escobedo reminds the room full of students that Teen Court is the real deal, even though it’s taking place at Benjamin Franklin High School during sixth period.  “This room is transformed to a Superior Court room now,” says Escobedo. ... Read More »

New principal, new vision for Elysian Heights Elementary

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ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — After two months without a principal, Elysian Heights Elementary School welcomed Emilio Garza as its new principal late last year. Garza came to the school that serves Elysian Heights and Echo Park from James A. Foshay Learning Center, a public, LAUSD K-12 school ... Read More »

5 Questions: Christine Spehar teaches students about art and sustainability

Christine Spehar is surrounded by a Lincoln Heights classroom of 7th graders and tiny circles representing Earth. The children are making posters to ask people in their community to clean up after themselves. Spehar’s non-profit organization, Ruckus Roots, wants to blend art and environmentalism in the ... Read More »

New Garfield High auditorium makes its debut

EAST LOS ANGELES — Seven years after Garfield High‘s historic auditorium was destroyed by an arson fire, the school on Saturday held a ribbon-cutting for a new theater  that school officials hope will trigger a revival of arts on the East L.A. campus. The Jaime Escalante ... Read More »

There will be no beating up of honor students in Silver Lake

The Silver Lake ad agency The Uprising Creative has used to the marquis on its Sunset Boulevard offices to promote its work or display random quotes from Bukowski and “Back To The Future,” said company co-founder Jeff Nicholas. “Sometimes we just like to poke fun at ... Read More »

Cal State L.A. goes Hollywood with new media center

The El Sereno campus of Cal State L.A. seems far removed from the glamorous world of Hollywood. But more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in the school’s  Department of Television, Film and Media Studies, and the university operates the nation’s only Masters in ... Read More »