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  • The Whiteboard Jungle: The good news is there's something to learn

     The Whiteboard Jungle: The good news is there's something to learn
    I know what many of you expect me to address this week, the recent headline-grabbing story about a teacher at Hoover accused of sexually assaulting a student. After all, I work there and that teacher was a colleague of mine. However, I'd like to dial...
  • Burbank school district eyes smaller classes

    With new state funding available to schools through Gov. Jerry Brown's Local Control Funding Formula, Burbank Unified may hire additional staff to lower class sizes in math, science and English classes at its two high schools. School officials last week...
  • Learning Matters: Reducing childhood stress is a balancing act

    Learning Matters: Reducing childhood stress is a balancing act
    Educators are caught in a circular conundrum. Students are stressed, and their parents, grandparents, mental health professionals and educators themselves all worry about the effects of that stress on student health, well-being, and, yes, on academic...
  • Artists, students call Joseph Gatto 'great educator of the arts'

    Artists, students call Joseph Gatto 'great educator of the arts'
    Artists and art students from around Greater Los Angeles remembered art teacher Joseph Gatto, who was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home, as a great educator and promoter of the arts. Artist Robert Vargas, who did the mural in downtown L.A....
  • Assemblyman Gatto's father shot in home: 'Senseless and brutal'

    Assemblyman Gatto's father shot in home: 'Senseless and brutal'
    As Los Angeles police began canvassing the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood for clues about who may have killed Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father, family friends began arriving at the home to pay their respects. Lauren Wayne, who said she has known...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Teachers need to close the 'achievement gap'

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Teachers need to close the 'achievement gap'
    The phrase "achievement gap" often refers to the test-score discrepancies between white students and non-white students in public schools. However, the more alarming achievement gap is between high school work and college work. Plenty of students...
  • Learning Matters: Parent Ed and co-op programs deserve expansion

    Learning Matters: Parent Ed and co-op programs deserve expansion
    My husband and I have been lucky, particularly as parents. As I look toward Thanksgiving, I'm mindful of the good fortune and help we've had along the way, starting with the Realtors who helped us find our house in 1981. It was Mary Ann Plumley —...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: The loss of a signature standard

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The loss of a signature standard
    "Signature" — a word that appears on legal forms and credit card transactions. Yet very soon that word may have to be redefined. I'm noticing more and more of my high school students do not understand what a signature is, not knowing the...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: How I ended my summer vacation

    The Whiteboard Jungle: How I ended my summer vacation
    The start of school is a time when districts have their teachers begin work a couple of days before students arrive with the purpose of getting everyone focused on teaching at their full potential.  It’s a time when superintendents bring in...
  • Riel would emphasize services for students

    Riel would emphasize services for students
    Karyn Riel was raised in the westernmost part of the city, known as the Sagebrush area, before her family moved into an area of the city that feeds into the La Caņada Unified School District. She graduated from La Caņada High School before heading to...
  • Schools gear up for computer test trial run

    As Glendale Unified prepares to use computers to test students on the new Common Core State Standards this coming spring, school officials are planning to sample three different computers for select students and teachers to use this month in order to gain...
  • Learning Matters: STEMs from a robotics competition

    Learning Matters: STEMs from a robotics competition
    The event was just a practice-round Lego robotics competition for elementary and middle school students, held at Roosevelt Middle School as a way to introduce new teams to how such competitions work. Nonetheless it was a model of how schools can...