Monday, April 28, 2014

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-28-14

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:






CULTURE+CREATIVITY CANDIDATE FORUM: April 30th
  April 28, 2014 This Wednesday, the Arts Community is coming to LACMA for a Supervisor Candidate Forum on Culture & Creativity at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bing Theatre. Can I count on you to be there? The next County Supervisor for the 3rd District will replace Zev Yaroslavsky, who, among other accomplishments, has been a huge advocate for the arts, including the LA County
School Cancels Annual Kindergarten Show In Order To Better Prepare Kids For College+Career
By Beth Greenfield,  Yahoo Shine Staff | Team Mom |  http://yhoo.it/1nA0fiz Photo courtesy of Harley Avenue School. Aprill 28, 2013  ::  A New York public school has decided to nix an annual year-end kindergarten show in favor of more college-prep time for its youngest students, sounding alarm bells for those concerned about the toughening standards of early education. “These are
Who’s who in Education: EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CHANGES ON CAPITOL HILL
From ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development) NewsBrief |  http://bit.ly/1iyv1FF APRIL 28, 2014  ::  The U.S. Senate and House education committees are undergoing significant changes in their membership that could greatly influence their priorities and decision-making, ultimately affecting the day-to-day lives of educators. Senate Education Chairman Tom


PARENTS MUST GIVE OK BEFORE LAUSD iPADS SENT HOME WITH STUDENTS
By Howard Blume, LA Times | http://lat.ms/1lpQNvK Students at Roosevelt High in Boyle Heights use iPads provided by the school district. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times / September 17, 2013) April 25, 2014, 4:55 p.m.  ::  The Los Angeles Unified School District will seek the approval of parents before sending iPads home with students, under an updated policy. "That is a wonderful

Lausd And City Of Los Angeles Team Up To Help Needy Families
By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News | http://bit.ly/QQV0xx 4/25/14, 1:08 PM PDT  ::  A pilot program in which the city would join with the Los Angeles Unified School District to coordinate delivery of services to the parents of students was approved Friday by the Los Angeles City Council. This summer, four schools in the district will implement the program, called Optimizing Access to Service

Report: CALIFORNIA KEY TO RAISING NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATE + CDE Announces 80.2% Grad Rate
By Lisa Leff, The Associated Press from the San Bernardino County Sun | http://bit.ly/1fJZdZM 4/27/14, 12:01 PM PDT  ::  SAN FRANCISCO >> The high school graduation rate in the United States will not increase as quickly as experts think it can without more improvement in California, which educates one-fifth of the nation’s low-income school children and more Hispanic students than any other


Governor’S Proposed Rainy-Day Fund Reserve Would Rarely Be Filled
By John Fensterwald | EdSource Today http://bit.ly/S26krw April 27th, 2014  ::   To even out the boom-and-bust revenue cycles that can particularly destabilize education funding, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a separate reserve for K-12 schools and community colleges in his revised plan for a rainy day fund. But that lock box for education would gather dust most years because of the tight
L.A. TIMES ENDORSES GEORGE McKENNA FOR L.A. SCHOOL BOARD
ELECTIONS 2014: In the race to replace the late Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte in District 1, he stands out as the kind of person the district needs right now. by Times Editorial Board | http://lat.ms/1fpGrfn George McKenna (Handout / April 28, 2014) April 28, 2014  ::  The seven candidates for the District 1 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School Board include several teachers, a


 PPIC Survey: CALIFORNIANS SUPPORT HISTORIC CHANGES IN SCHOOL FUNDING, CURRICULUM

By Teresa Watanabe, LA Times | http://lat.ms/PLgzhU Californians support new national learning standards known as Common Core, a new survey found. In Santiago Elementary School in Santa Ana, teachers are already using the new standards to emphasize critical thinking and prepare students for more complex tests. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / April23, 2014) April 23, 2014, 9:00 p.m.  ::  In


4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-27-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Photo: OBAMA & THE MARSHMALLOW GUNphoto from Getty Images by Sal Loeb I wonder we could get a grant from the National Rifle Association …or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Foundation – to mount one of these puppies in the balcony of the Beaudry Boardroom?by smf / 7min 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 4-26-144LAKids - some of the news that doesn

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