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  1. LA Jr. High Shooting: Girl Claims Gun Went Off In Her Backpack  Patch.com
  2. School shooting that injured four students now believed unintentional, police say; 12-year-old girl is booked  Los Angeles Times
  3. 2 Teens Shot In LA Middle School Classroom; 12-Year-Old Girl In Custody  CBS Los Angeles
  4. 12-Year-Old Female Student in Custody After Shooting at L.A. Middle School  TIME
  5. L.A. middle school shooting: Two students wounded, female student booked  NBCNews.com
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LAUSD celebrates 'Unity Day' at Belmont High School  KABC-TV

Hundreds of students packed the bleachers at Belmont High School for "Unity Day" - an event it hosted with the Los Angeles Unified School District.



New LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner Pledges to Improve Academic Performance  KTLA Los Angeles

In his first news conference since being named to the post, new Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner on Wednesday acknowledged his lack of experience ...



New LA schools chief: 'I'm an unconventional choice'  KABC-TV

Los Angeles Unified School District's new superintendent spent the morning trying to explain why his lack of experience managing a school district will not keep ...



Bullet still lodged in boy's head after school shooting, teacher says  KPCC

A former teacher says a 12-year-old boy shot in a Los Angeles classroom when a gun accidentally went off in a classmate's backpack still has a bullet lodged in ...



'Change must happen' — Austin Beutner is introduced as superintendent and vows to start with LAUSD's culture  LA School Report

Updated May 2 Austin Beutner is ready to make hard choices to bring about change. “It starts with culture. LA Unified has to become an institution that looks at ...



Los Angeles educators are honored with the first Sal Castro Award for continuing the legacy of the '68 East LA Walkouts  LA School Report

As LA Unified commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Walkouts, the district honored eleven educators who are continuing the legacy of Sal Castro, the social ...



A South LA high school's journey back from the brink  EdSource

Claudia Rojas had a regular routine she followed most days during the 2012-13 school year, the year she took a job as one of three principals at the newly ...



Nearly 1 in 4 students at this L.A. high school migrated from Central America — many without their paren  Los Angeles Times

Gaspar Marcos stepped off the 720 bus into early-morning darkness in MacArthur Park after the end of an eight-hour shift of scrubbing dishes in a Westwood.



What LAUSD's new leader said in his first public appearance  KPCC

Austin Beutner (left), the newly-named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, walks to a press conference with school board president ...



With calls for ‘enough,’ thousands participate in student walkouts in LA to protest gun violence  LA Daily News

No more gun violence no more hate!” It was a chant heard from the steps of LA City Hall today. But it was in step with students from throughout Los Angeles and ...



East L.A., 1968: 'Walkout!' The day high school students helped ignite the Chicano power movement  Los Angeles Times

In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better ...



LAUSD sweetens its offer on teacher raises, continues to call for a new category in evaluations to identify highly effective educators  LA School Report

Updated Sept. 27: After today's first mediation session, LA Unified announced that the next session is set for Oct. 3. LA Unified sweetened its salary offer to the ...



The pros and cons of LAUSD's plan to decentralize into 32 networks  89.3 KPCC

Yesterday, the LA Times reported that the LAUSD Schools chief Austin Beutner is looking at a plan that would decentralize the district by breaking it up into 32 ...



Why does LAUSD's superintendent want to talk about teacher quality right now?  KPCC

Los Angeles Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner wants to talk about more than the contract negotiations with the district's teachers union, United ...



How Austin Beutner plans to help LAUSD's struggling schools  KPCC

Austin Beutner, who starts work Tuesday as the chief executive of the Los Angeles Unified School District, faces several daunting challenges in his new job: ...



El Camino Real Charter High School Wins L.A. Academic Decathlon  KTLA Los Angeles

In something of an upset, El Camino Real Charter High School has won the 2018 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials ...



Analysis: What should top Austin Beutner's to-do list  LA School Report

Austin Beutner takes over as Los Angeles schools chief a week from today. He was hired for bold action, and he's vowed to make hard choices. Here's where he ...



Gun in LA school shooting went off once in backpack  KPCC

A semi-automatic handgun went off accidentally inside the backpack of a 12-year-old girl in a Los Angeles middle school classroom, sending a single bullet ...



Richard Davis Park  Nevada Appeal

1932 ~ 2018. Richard Davis Park was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania on February 11, 1932 to Allyn Smedley Park and Gertrude Virginia Cameron. He lived in ...



Girl Arrested In Jr High Shooting| Worlds Creepiest Ad: LA Today  Patch.com

Girl Arrested In Middle School Shooting| Creepy Ad - Venice-Mar Vista, CA - Robert Wagner Is 'Person Of Interest' In Natalie Wood's Death| Bus Stop Ad Moves, ...



Los Angeles Chargers and USA Football Award NFL Foundation-Funded Grants to Local Youth and School-Based Football Programs  Chargers.com

USA Football, the sport's national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Los Angeles Chargers recently awarded grants for new ...



Students Protest Gun Violence in U.S. Schools in a #NationalSchoolWalkout  Los Angeles Times

Students nationwide are demanding an end to gun violence in U.S. schools by walking out of classes at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes on Wednesday, March 14 — one ...



The huge L.A. school construction project is done, so what does it add up to?  Los Angeles Times

Key figures and milestones in the L.A. school bond program, the nation's largest campus construction effort.



Los Angeles school shooting: Charges filed against 12-year-old girl in Westlake school shooting  KABC-TV

Charges were filed against a 12-year-old girl who was arrested in connection to the shooting at Sal Castro Middle School Friday, the Los Angeles County District ...



LA River High School hosts its Environmental Summit  Los Angeles Times

For the first time, students and staff welcomed an informative and important event on the school grounds of Sotomayor Center For Arts and Science on Saturday, ...



A deep dive into how Los Angeles-area schools handle pools during the summer  LA School Report

Since it is still the lazy days of summer, we thought we'd dive into some refreshingly cool facts about swimming pools located at schools throughout Los Angeles.



Environmental Summit comes to LA River School  Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles River students celebrated Earth Day by having their First Annual Environmental Summit on the Sotomayor campus. On April 28, Los Angeles River ...



Philanthropist Austin Beutner named next LAUSD superintendent  KABC-TV

The next superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District will be Austin Beutner, a former investment banker turned philanthropist, district officials ...



Stephen Napoli dies at 47  Paso Robles Daily News

–Stephen J. Napoli 47, of Paso Robles CA, passed away March 14, 2018. Stephen was born August 18, 1970 in Tarzana, CA. He was married on March 12, ...



Database: How many children have experienced school shootings in America?  The Washington Post

The Washington Post has spent the past year determining how many children have been exposed to gun violence during school hours since the Columbine ...



Recent Bill will ban plastic straws in some restaurants  Los Angeles Times

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that will ban sit-down restaurants from giving their customers plastic straws. The law will take effect on Jan.



Sotomayor Wolves Soccer Team Win Semi Finals and Advance to the CIF Championship  Los Angeles Times

Sotomayor Wolves Soccer team played Fremont High School for the semi-finals in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championship on February 27.



Pond Running Club gears up for National Junior Olympics  The Bakersfield Californian

Humberto Vargas remembers what it felt to be a state champion runner and a participant in the National Junior Olympics, coming in second place as a high ...



Bullet still lodged in skull of boy shot in Westlake school shooting  KABC-TV

A boy shot in the head inside his Westlake school classroom nearly two weeks ago is out of the hospital but still has a bullet lodged in his skull.



Alliance and other charter students untouched by graduation rate fears  LA School Report

Melissa Campos says senior year is a breeze for many of her friends and former teammates attending neighborhood high schools in Los Angeles Unified.



El Camino Real Charter High wins Academic Decathlon  MyNewsLA.com

El Camino Real Charter High has won the Los Angeles Unified School District's 37th Annual Academic Decathlon, officials announced Sunday.



When will it stop? — Inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting  Los Angeles Times

My condolences are with the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and their families. On February 14, the sounds of gunshots were heard all ...



A declaration for a student's right to arts education  KPCC

When the enrollment numbers started rolling into a statewide arts education database last year, researchers were caught off guard. "We were struck by the ...



'Performing with the Pros' with David Burnham at CSArts-SGV  Los Angeles Times

For California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley's (CSArts-SGV)'s first “Performing with the Pros” event, students in grades seven to 11 from the Musical ...



Immigration & racial stereotypes  Los Angeles Times

What comes to mind when you hear the word 'immigrant'? For most people, it is a Mexican individual. Rarely do people think of the Dutch that come from the ...



Winners of RISE America Grants For School Theatre Programs Announced  Broadway World

Fifty high schools have risen above 1000 applicants to claim NBC's R.I.S.E. America grants. The program – inspired by the network's upcoming drama “Rise” ...



Preservation organization names Ashley River Historic District a national treasure  Journalscene.com

The Ashley River Historic District has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.



Electric scooters: Part of the transportation solution or public nuisance?  Los Angeles Times

In Santa Monica's multi-modal community, city planners are interested in getting people out of their cars and onto bicycles and walking. But where do electric ...



The Gangs of Echo Park Los Angeles Magazine  LA Magazine

Echo Park is a place where stops signs tagged “ExP” (Echo Park Locos) and “CRS” (The Crazys) share blocks with happy hour chalkboards hawking “PBR,” so ...



In Chinatown, Tony Young was an elder statesman. To the FBI, he was the boss of a notorious gang  Los Angeles Times

Tony Young was a respected community leader in Los Angeles' Chinatown when he was knifed to death earlier this year. But he was once known as a feared ...



LA teens get dream prom thanks to dress donations  KABC-TV

Expensive gowns can preclude some teens from attending their proms, but thanks to dress donations, many Los Angeles girls will have the night of their dreams.



California will legally recognize a third gender on IDs  Los Angeles Times

The Gender Recognition Act was signed into law on Oct. 15 by Governor Jerry Brown. The Gender Recognition Act will “make it easier for people to change their ...



Diploma Project Increases Graduation Rates For L.A. Schools  Neon Tommy

Six public schools in Los Angeles are using the ambitious program to turn students' lives around.



Message to my next president  Los Angeles Times

While most students aren't eligible to vote this election, the issues affecting them are important and here to stay. What is the first issue students want the next ...



Tefere Gebre’s American journey: from refugee camp to labor leader  International Rescue Committee

Ethiopian refugee Tefere Gebre was just 15 years old when he arrived in the United States—starting over in a new world alone, without any family by his side.



Secretary of State Alex Padilla involves school districts in pre-registration initiative with online toolkit  Los Angeles Times

In an effort to better reinforce the concept of pre-registering to vote, the secretary of state has launched an online Back-to-School Pre-Registration Toolkit, ...



What makes USC Hybrid High different from 'traditional schools'?  Los Angeles Times

What's the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the name USC Hybrid? I think that most people would agree that “hybrid” sticks out the most.



Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Jennifer Lee and Mindy Kaling at the “A Wrinkle in Time” Press Conference  Los Angeles Times

"A Wrinkle in Time" is the latest film adaption of the book by the same name by Madeleine L'Engle, which was first published in 1962. On Feb. 25, a press ...



East L.A. Blowouts: Walking Out for Justice in the Classrooms  KCET

The 1968 East Los Angeles walkouts displayed the largest mobilization of Chicano youth leaders in Los Angeles history.



47 school districts in state of uncertainty  Los Angeles Times

Segregation into a chaotic special education classroom environment was not what they had been looking for. “[The school from our district of residence] never ...



Join Us on a Journey of Discovery During CSArts-SGV's Debut of “Pippin”  Los Angeles Times

Even amidst the excitement of the holiday season and winter break, students of California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) are eager to ...



Interview with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla  Los Angeles Times

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla talks with Richard Coca on his pre-registration initiative and High School Voter Education Week.



Despite feeling 'defrauded' by the end of DACA, Dreamers refuse to return to their country of origin  LA School Report

DACA youth were “defrauded” by the government and were victims of their own success, a panel of experts, including DACA recipients, concluded at one of the ...



Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...



Anthony Gharib  Los Angeles Times

Anthony Gharib is a Student Journalist at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, CA. He is currently a junior, and sports editor and first junior Editor In Chief in ...



Erika Martinez  Los Angeles Times

Erika Martinez is a senior at Hoover High School in Glendale, CA. She serves as News Director of her school's broadcast program “Tornado TV”, and will be ...



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Still A Junior, Tia Jones Is In GOAT Territory  MileSplit

Who are the top 500 returning high school girls 100m hurdles this outdoor season?



CSUN Mourns the Loss of EOP Director José Luis Vargas  CSUN Today

José Luis Vargas '74 (Sociology), M.A.'75 (Educational Psychology and Counseling), the longtime director of the California State University, Northridge ...



My first time at Couch-ella  Los Angeles Times

A surprise guest is welcomed to the stage. As the sounds of screams and cheers fill my ears, I wait expectantly to see the mystery star's face. Through a bouncing ...



Male rape culture is our problem  Los Angeles Times

My favorite TV show is "Law & Order: SVU," and I've watched nearly all 18 seasons and come to realize that there are rarely any episodes that feature male ...



Ethan Hirschberg  Los Angeles Times

Ethan Hirschberg is a teenager living in San Diego, CA. Ethan was diagnosed with high functioning Autism at age two and he is the founder/blogger of The ...



The ultimate ghost town  Los Angeles Times

The City of Redlands is deemed to be one of the most haunted towns in America. From apparitions of a boy swinging on a swing at Mariposa Elementary School, ...



Murder flashbacks: The 'Night Stalker'  Los Angeles Times

Not too far from home and not too long ago, the “Night Stalker” committed several crimes in Southern California. Ricardo Leyva Munoz Ramirez, or Richard ...



Newport Beach Film Festival: A glimpse into Newport Beach film culture  Los Angeles Times

Every April, movie marquees across Orange County are seized by the Newport Beach Film Festival. The big, black block letters advertising the annual festival ...



National Trust for Historic Preservation Names 2018's Most Endangered Historic Places in the U.S.  Architectural Record

Today, the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation published its annual list of the most endangered historic places in the United States. Every year, the ...



Jack Morrison  Sierra Sun

April 25, 1948 – February 16, 2016. Jack Morrison lived a very full life surrounded by family and friends. He was born and raised in the stomping grounds of the ...



UC Berkeley requests letters of recommendation from applicants — and sparks a debate  Los Angeles Times

In a significant break from tradition, UC Berkeley will ask some freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors this fall.



Q&A with UC school expert: How to get into University of California  Los Angeles Times

The competition to get into University of California (UC) Schools is tougher than ever. UC Berkeley is the world's top public university according to the ARWU ...



Hudley-Hayes' edge: no other candidate served on school board  LA School Report

This is the final profile of candidates running for LA Unified's vacant District 1 board seat. The election is scheduled for June 3, with a possible runoff in August.



Ontario boys soccer defeat Knight High School, 2-0, advance to second round of CIF SS Division III playoffs  Los Angeles Times

The Ontario High School Jaguars defeated the visiting Knight High School Hawks of Palmdale, Calif., in Wednesday's CIF Southern Section Division III playoff ...



Obituary of Herb Robins  The Union of Grass Valley

Herb Robins, gifted humorist, actor, playwright, and director, died Jan. 26, 2011. He was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Newark, N.J., to Morris and Ida Rabinowitz.



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Jamal Walton Leads The Pack With Top All-Time 400m Mark  MileSplit

Last spring at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships, Jamal Walton ran one of the top marks ever by a high school athlete. Walton threw down a ...



Murder flashbacks: Wineville Chicken Coop Murders  Los Angeles Times

The year is 1928, Southern California is growing due to agriculture and the rise of Hollywood. Wineville, Calif. was once known exclusively for its grapes, until a ...



They're back! Girl Scout Cookies  Los Angeles Times

Girl Scout cookies are back! Go get your box of cookies!



Harris Newmark: The Jewish father of LA — Jewish Journal  Jewish Journal

With resolute eyes, a large portrait of the Jewish pioneer businessman and chronicler Harris Newmark gazes across a hall in the Natural History Museum of Los ...



Grand Central Market: Showcasing LA's rich culinary culture  Los Angeles Times

On the Saturday that I was able to visit the Grand Central Market, its open air arcade was packed with people in search of a unique culinary experience: boy, did ...



Candy Cane Lane opens in El Segundo  Los Angeles Times

One of the highlights of living in El Segundo is the annual, 65-year-old tradition of Candy Cane Lane! So, get your gloves and hot chocolate ready, you're going ...



“Eddie the Eagle” Q&A with Taron Egerton and Director Dexter Fletcher  Los Angeles Times

Moderator Scott Mantz, Taron Egerton and director Dexter Fletcher seen at Twentieth Century Fox Special Screening of “Eddie The Eagle” on Thursday, Jan.



Anzen Hardware in Little Tokyo a Winning Institution  KCET

Nori Takatani has worked at Anzen Hardware in Little Tokyo since 1954, while maintaining a winning side-career as a boxing manager.



Post-9/11 world: What caused the rise of superhero movies  Los Angeles Times

Superheroes have been household names since the birth of comic books in the 1930's. Entrenched in the Great Depression and on the cusp of another World ...



Renewed ties expose Cuban-American rift  CNN

Cuban-Americans show a sharp generational divide about this month's historic U.S. announcement to normalize ties with Cuba.



“Adrenaline takes over” for Supermoto competitor Austin Pecoraro  Los Angeles Times

Since the age of five, senior Austin Pecoraro has been addicted to the thrill of riding motorcycles. During the summer of 2007, Pecoraro and his father discovered ...



Artist Jacinto Guevara Returns to Echo Park  Patch.com

Echo Park is home to many visual artists–it draws them, from other places, and sometimes it shapes them right here. The painter and musician Jacinto Guevara ...



Prostitution in Ventura: not just in big cities and movies  Los Angeles Times

A few years ago, Ventura Police Department (VPD) received a call from a hotel in Ventura. The voice on the other line was a 17-year-old girl who was being ...



Juan Gabriel's gift to me  CNN

Cynthia Hudson writes that his music helped a fair-haired American Latina define herself and embrace every part of who she is.



March 31: US Student Walk Outs Against New Immigration Law  Bay Area Indymedia

A roundup of news reports on student opposition to H.R. 4437 (The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005)



Neighborhood Project: Angelino Heights  LAist

How does the idea of hilltop vistas, the quiet charm of tree-lined streets, and a quick and easy one mile trip on public transit to Downtown grab you? Well ...



Shutting Down Public-Access TV  LA Weekly

The day before Thanksgiving, Zuma Dogg, an outspoken community activist who has a comedian's sense of the absurd, stands in the far back of the thinly ...



USA Kids Conclude: Greedy Men Killing Us  Feminine Perspective - RINJ Press

WASHINGTON has been killing so many hundreds of thousands around the world, it became easy and the dead became mere objects. Kids are now statistics in ...



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