Education

California lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill that makes ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement by the year 2030.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

School lunch carries an identity that can create pride and comfort or scar you for life.

from Good Food

LAUSD Board member Jackie Goldberg already expects legal pushback to the vaccine mandate for LAUSD students. “Yes we’re assuming we will be sued. … It will be settled in court.

We’ll try to keep your kids safe, regardless of your politics: LAUSD’s Jackie Goldberg on vax mandate

LAUSD Board member Jackie Goldberg already expects legal pushback to the vaccine mandate for LAUSD students. “Yes we’re assuming we will be sued. … It will be settled in court.

from Greater LA

Some UCLA faculty members have launched an initiative to place some Afghan scholars at UCLA. The plan will require raising $100,000 by September 30.

Afghan academics are getting death threats, so UCLA professors are trying to bring them to SoCal

Some UCLA faculty members have launched an initiative to place some Afghan scholars at UCLA. The plan will require raising $100,000 by September 30.

from KCRW Features

UCSB classes are just two weeks away, and students are using words like “desperate” and “abandoned” to describe their search for housing.

UCSB students without housing resort to desperate measures weeks before school, including van life

UCSB classes are just two weeks away, and students are using words like “desperate” and “abandoned” to describe their search for housing.

from Greater LA

A quality lunch box with compartments can be filled with fresh fruit, veggies, cheese sticks, nuts, and a larger item like a tamale, pupusa, or quesadilla.

Beyond the sandwich for kids’ school lunches: Pack fresh fruit, veggies, nuts

A quality lunch box with compartments can be filled with fresh fruit, veggies, cheese sticks, nuts, and a larger item like a tamale, pupusa, or quesadilla.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As any parent will tell you, babies and young children are constantly exploring and incredibly fast learners.

Why children and babies are the best learners on the planet

As any parent will tell you, babies and young children are constantly exploring and incredibly fast learners.

from Life Examined

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District could be headed for a long and expensive separation.

After 70 years, Malibu wants to separate itself from Santa Monica in school district scuffle

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District could be headed for a long and expensive separation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Journalism professor and author Ava Thompson Greenwell on the ‘heavy backpack’ that Black women in newsrooms carry

Ava Thompson Greenwell: ‘Ladies Leading: The Black Women Who Control Television News’

Journalism professor and author Ava Thompson Greenwell on the ‘heavy backpack’ that Black women in newsrooms carry

from The Treatment

LAUSD’s fall semester began two weeks ago with mandatory, weekly COVID testing for around half a million teachers, staff and students.

Anxiety management, village mindset, new lessons: How in-person education is going so far in LA

LAUSD’s fall semester began two weeks ago with mandatory, weekly COVID testing for around half a million teachers, staff and students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mike Rose, a UCLA professor, writer, and advocate for educational justice, died earlier this month at age 77 .

Remembering UCLA professor Mike Rose, an advocate of the transformational power of education

Mike Rose, a UCLA professor, writer, and advocate for educational justice, died earlier this month at age 77 .

from Greater LA

“Seeing a person's mouth is one thing that can contribute to understanding what a person is saying.

How will kids learn language skills when masks cover mouths? Focus on eyes, tone of voice, and emotions

“Seeing a person's mouth is one thing that can contribute to understanding what a person is saying.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UC schools and Cal State campuses have established firm rules regarding vaccines.

Variant of concern: UC and Cal State require vaccination, some community colleges don’t

UC schools and Cal State campuses have established firm rules regarding vaccines.

from Greater LA

Last year took a heavy toll on educators who had to pivot to teaching via video, sometimes with their own kids at home.

‘The hardest goodbye I've ever had to make’: LAUSD teachers share why they quit

Last year took a heavy toll on educators who had to pivot to teaching via video, sometimes with their own kids at home.

from Greater LA

Forty-three percent of Black parents said they were keeping their children at home because of concerns around bullying, racism, and low academic standards for Black students at school.

Black parent reluctantly sends her son back to LAUSD campus despite fear of bullying and racism

Forty-three percent of Black parents said they were keeping their children at home because of concerns around bullying, racism, and low academic standards for Black students at school.

from KCRW Features

On Monday, 600,000 public school students in LA went back to physical classrooms after a year and a half of the pandemic.

How to help LA students get fast internet — and not rely on Starbucks’ Wi-Fi to do homework

On Monday, 600,000 public school students in LA went back to physical classrooms after a year and a half of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As LAUSD campuses reopened on August 16, roads got clogged. “We have over 25,000 teachers all getting back on the roadways. There are about 50,000 staff.

Back to school means back to SoCal traffic. That’s not always a bad thing for this traffic reporter

As LAUSD campuses reopened on August 16, roads got clogged. “We have over 25,000 teachers all getting back on the roadways. There are about 50,000 staff.

from KCRW Features

"I'm gonna have students sit around and talk about the experience they've had with COVID.

LA history teacher aims to help students emotionally process their COVID experiences

"I'm gonna have students sit around and talk about the experience they've had with COVID.

from Greater LA

“I have faith and I'm hoping that the procedures LAUSD has in place will mitigate those larger scale outbreaks.

‘I'll do whatever it takes’: Parents are thrilled to send their kids back to LAUSD

“I have faith and I'm hoping that the procedures LAUSD has in place will mitigate those larger scale outbreaks.

from Greater LA

As someone who grew up in the American South during segregation, LAUSD school board member George McKenna knows why it’s so hard to get the students and teachers of South LA…

LAUSD board member plans to ‘motivate, agitate, aggravate’ his colleagues to get vaccinated

As someone who grew up in the American South during segregation, LAUSD school board member George McKenna knows why it’s so hard to get the students and teachers of South LA…

from Greater LA