Monday, August 31, 2015

School Yard

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


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

A previous NASA grant funded this university research lab | Cal State L.A.

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.

Bulletin Board: Screwball Spelling Bee, March 14!


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 schools on the spot over measles vaccinations

Photo courtesy CDC/ Amanda Mills

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.