Posts Tagged as "schools"

What Works in School Culture and School Climate, Feb. 28

Feb. 23, 2015 / By
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What Works in School Culture & Climate: A Community Convening

Saturday, February 28th 9:00am – 4:00pm, Roosevelt High School

Hosted by the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, the Dignity in Schools Campaign, and City Year

Additional Support and Sponsorship from the California Endowment, the United Way, Educators for Excellence, and the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition

Join us at Roosevelt High School for “What Works in School Culture & Climate: A Community Convening.” With plenary sessions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and workshops, this day aims to bring together hundreds of educators, students, families, and community partners to share best practices in implementing positive behavior supports and restorative practices, celebrate and challenge policies intended to increase school safety and social-emotional learning, and make well-informed commitments to strengthen relationships, respect and responsibility among all stakeholders in our schools...

BJS Releases 2013 School Crime and Safety Report

Jun. 25, 2014 / By
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The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in collaboration with the National Center for Education Statistics, has released “Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013.” This annual report provides the most recent data on school crime and student safety...

The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

Jun. 19, 2014 / By
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Long before students have even entered ninth grade, teachers are looking to detailed data to figure out which kids are most likely to drop out of high school...

Student Voice Campaign Launches May 8

May. 7, 2014 / By
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Over the past decade, a number of student movements across the country have shown that student power and leadership can lead to incredible change in our schools and communities...

Male Academy In Schools Foster Relationships & Improve Grad Rates

May. 3, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Joshua Esqueda

In his first couple years of high school, James Eastland was involved in a gang...

Parents Demand Seat At LCFF Table in LA

Apr. 28, 2014 / By
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Parents from across Los Angeles gave mixed grades for the district’s approach in involving them in budgetary decisions Wednesday, at a forum hosted by New America Media and organization Families In Schools, intended as an outlet for parents to voice their concerns...

For Years, LBUSD Students Found School Lunch Unhealthy & Unappetizing

Apr. 16, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Evan Cornutt

Cal State Long Beach student Blake Dempsey remembers one thing more than any other about his time growing up in the Long Beach Unified School District: the food...

New School Standards Present Challenge for Refugee Students

Apr. 16, 2014 / By
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San Diego Voice, News Report, Kimetha Hill, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Photo courtesy of San Diego Refugee Tutoring Center

Editor’s Note: As California schools scramble to prepare for the new educational standards known as Common Core, teachers who work with refugee students have a different concern: the new computerized tests could make these students fall even further behind...

Ed Trust–West Releases Fourth Annual Report Cards Grading the Largest Unified School Districts

Apr. 9, 2014 / By
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Southern California and Central Valley districts once again dominate top ranks

OAKLAND, CA
(April 8, 2014) – Today, The Education Trust–West (ETW) releases its fourth annual District Report Cards, grading and ranking California’s largest unified districts on academic and college readiness outcomes for Latino, African-American, and low-income students...

Parent Engagement, Not Just Involvement, Key to LCFF Success

Mar. 20, 2014 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet

For Sandy Mendoza, advocacy manager of the Los Angeles-based organization Families in Schools, the difference between parent involvement and parent engagement could make or break California’s new school funding law...

Local Parents Applaud Common Core, But Cite Challenges

Mar. 17, 2014 / By
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As the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) begins to adopt the new education standards known as Common Core, it is being tested on how well it overcomes barriers to informing and involving parents in the effort to help students adapt and achieve...