Posts Tagged as "schools"

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...

Hundreds Of LB Boys & Men of Color Gather to ‘Turn Up 4 Change’

Mar. 3, 2014 / By
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About 400 middle and high school students from Long Beach Unified School District attended “Turn Up For Change,” a boys and men of color summit organized by a coalition of local organizations on Tuesday, Feb...

Students Have 99 Problems, and the Bus is One

Jan. 12, 2014 / By
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Backpack, check. Breakfast, check. Out the door you go and you’re thinking, “Today will be a good day.” But just as you walk to the bus stop, you see the bus fly by...

The Peace Builders- Teen Chefs at Cabrillo High

Jan. 6, 2014 / By
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A group of young teen chefs are learning how to eat and make healthy food through the Health Corps program at Cabrillo High School...

Long Beach Students & Teachers Reflect on Fast Food

Jan. 2, 2014 / By
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Just down the street from Cabrillo High School in West Long Beach is a fast-food paradise: McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Winchell’s, Carl’s Jr., and a Jack-in-the-Box all on opposite corners of PCH and Atlantic...

Dear Santa: What My School Needs This Xmas

Dec. 24, 2013 / By
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By VoiceWaves Guest Reporters Citlali Hernandez and Jocelyn Sanchez

[Ed.Note] VoiceWaves asked two Long Beach high school students to take a photo that depicts things or conditions at their school that they would like to see addressed and/or improved...

Castlemont High: One School’s Struggle With Daily Violence

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut...

School Reform: Students, Parents Assert Their Demands

Nov. 5, 2013 / By
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Woodrow Wilson High School junior Eduardo Pacheco remembers the day he opened his favorite school lunch meal—lasagna—to find instead a soggy drape of watered cheese...

Students Use Theatre to Improve Discipline Policies

Oct. 15, 2013 / By
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A student yells a profanity at the teacher.

A student puts down another student.

Dilemmas like these usually result in a standardized punishment method, like suspension or a pink slip...

Youth Share Ideas on Getting More Parents Engaged in Schools

Oct. 11, 2013 / By
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Thanks to the voter-approved Local Control Funding Formula, parents, students and community members will be having more control over school spending and the decisions being made to improve schools in California...

Learning to Cheat, Forgetting to Read – Youth Voices on Classroom Technology

Sep. 14, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Yrui Guan and Jimmie Fails

Ed. Note: Amid all the efforts to reform education, perhaps none promise as large of an impact as the growing use of technology in the classroom...