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Friends of Micheltorena Kick off Annual Fall Pledge Drive

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Submitted by Friends of Micheltorena The Friends of Micheltorena (FOM) has kicked off the first day of the Annual Fall Pledge Drive for Micheltorena Elementary School in Silver Lake. Last year FOM raised over $100,000, up from $50,000 the previous year, and this year we have a ... Read More »

Discover Woodworking at Off The Saw

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Off The Saw is offering three back-to-school (for the parents!) woodworking workshops in September. Each of these workshops is a great introduction to the tools and techniques used in fine furniture making. You'll learn about the properties of wood, work shop safety, and the proper use of woodworking machines in Intro to Woodworking and select hand tools in the joinery workshops. Read More »

Now Enrolling at Silver Lake Preschool

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Submitted by Lyric Preschool Ages 2 – 5 Join us for a tour of Lyric Preschool. Meet the staff and see our facility. See firsthand where your children will spend their days, learn, and grow! Daily Arts & Crafts, music, and Early Childhood Curriculum are provided. Full or half day ... Read More »

What’s Rocking at Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School?

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Submitted by Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School Grades 7-12 Mrs. Mylene Keipp is the new principal at Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School. She has twenty-two years of experience in LAUSD as a teacher, coordinator, instructional coach, and administrator that afford her with a network of experiences, ... Read More »

Elysian Heights Elementary School: Reaching Toward the Future

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Submitted by Elysian Heights Elementary Grade Levels: K-6 Elysian Heights Elementary School (EHES) is celebrating 100 years of service in the Elysian Heights Valley. As we celebrate the past, we have squarely set our sights on transforming our foundation to ensure we are preparing students to ... Read More »

A New Magnet School in Town

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Clifford Math and Technology Magnet is in its first year as a specialized school for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Clifford joins only 210 magnet schools out of the 1,235 schools in the district. The LAUSD School Board approved the plan put together by the school faculty to focus on using technology to advance mathematical thinking and using project based learning activities to engage students. Clifford’s instructional plan is on their school webpage. Read More »

Cal State L.A. to open a Downtown L.A. campus

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EL SERENO — Cal State L.A. is joining the many new residents, restaurants and other businesses headed for Downtown L.A. The El Sereno-based school announced today that it will open a satellite campus in a Downtown office with classes geared to working professionals as well as ... Read More »

Northeast L.A. students take a walk in the past lane

Ranchero-era fashion statement Sophia Aguilar and Natalia Romero | Brenda Rees

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.

Learn the craft of timber framing at an Off The Saw workshop in Echo Park

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Off The Saw will be hosting a timber framing intensive workshop in Echo Park. Timber framing is a traditional construction technique that joints heavy, squared-off timbers with large wooden pegs. Samuel Moyer of Samuel Moyer Furniture will lead students in building a timber frame guest house that will be constructed and installed in Echo Park.

Cal State L.A. lands $5 million NASA research grant

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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 ...

Highland Park middle school celebrates a revival

Luther Burbank students celebrate the "Schools To Watch" designation | Courtesy Luther Burbank Middle School

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.