Disability College Admissions Accomodations Are Meant for Those in NeedThe college admissions scandal that broke last week revealed yet another way the wealthy manage to get a leg up. A college admissions coach named William “Rick” Singer is believed to have finagled rich kids into elite schools both by paying off athletic coaches to secure…
As January 10 Approaches, L.A. Teachers Explain Why They Support the StrikeOn Saturday, December 15, demonstrators took to the streets of Los Angeles to demand, among other things, smaller class sizes, more support staff, and a pay raise for teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The March for Public Education was organized by…
What Jackie Goldberg's Big Showing Means for the LAUSD School BoardLess than two months after thousands of parents and activists took to the streets in support of striking L.A. teachers, Eastside voters went to the polls to elect a school board representative to replace Ref Rodriguez, who resigned last year in the wake of a…
Who Is LAUSD's Newest Superintendent? Meet Austin Beutner Being superintendent of the Los angeles Unified School District could well be America’s hardest public-sector job. Responsible for educating half a million kids, many of whom struggle to meet state math and English standards, in 1,200 schools and centers spread across 31 municipalities, LAUSD is a sprawling…
If the Strike Goes Into a Second Week, Teachers Say They're Ready“If it goes into next week, I need you to keep this in your mind: We have to last one day longer than Austin Beutner. We have to last one day longer than an investment banker. Can we do that?” Alex Caputo-Pearl , president of union…
Not All L.A. Teachers Are Thrilled About Their Post-Strike ContractAfter six days, the L.A. teachers strike officially ended Tuesday night when United Teachers Los Angeles’ 31,000-odd members voted to ratify a new contract with the school district. And you could say that everything went according to plan: For longer than a week, the city’s top…
How Proper Urban Planning Can Cure What Ails Los Angeles USC’S School of Architecture is known for producing one-of-a-kind thinkers—Paul Williams, Frank Gehry, and Thom Mayne are just a few of the visionaries who cut their teeth at the century-old institution. But Milton Curry, who was named dean in the spring of 2017, wants his…
How UCLA Students Fought for—and Won—the Right to Shape Westwood's FutureWestwood can feel like a college town in the midst of a big city. UCLA’s 419-acre campus is the Westside neighborhood’s centerpiece, a hub of activity with 45,428 students, graduate students, and medical residents as of Fall 2017. But until recently, very few of those…
What This Little L.A. Private School Has to Do with the Big College Admissions ScandalWest Hollywood College Preparatory School lies tucked away inside a drab, two-story peach colored building on the corner of Crescent Heights and Fountain. It’s a far cry from the sprawling, lavish campuses of private schools like Crossroads and Harvard Westlake, but…
A Teachers Strike Is Coming to L.A. Here's What You Need to Know.The looming strike of some 30,000 L.A. school teachers–the first strike of its kind since 1989–raises lots of questions for students, parents, and concerned observers. What exactly is going to happen when the bell rings on Monday and members of the United Teachers…
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