Education

Days after the school shooting in Uvalde, KCRW checks in with two LA teachers.

from Greater LA

Parents and teachers describe changed relationships with school as the 2021-2022 academic year ends.

from Greater LA

At California’s competitive Lowell High School, many students are from working-class Asian families, and they’re struggling to get into Ivy League colleges.

‘Try Harder!’: SF Asian students ask why Stanford doesn’t want them

At California’s competitive Lowell High School, many students are from working-class Asian families, and they’re struggling to get into Ivy League colleges.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly half of all U.S. OB/GYN residency programs are in states that could ban abortions if Roe v. Wade falls. But abortion care can be applied to other specialties.

OB/GYN residents will get ‘second-rate’ education if abortions are banned

Nearly half of all U.S. OB/GYN residency programs are in states that could ban abortions if Roe v. Wade falls. But abortion care can be applied to other specialties.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA’s youth climate leaders must juggle school work as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and push to secure a liveable future.

Not just an after-school activity: LA teens call for climate action

LA’s youth climate leaders must juggle school work as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and push to secure a liveable future.

from Greater LA

Books depicting racism, sexuality, and genocide shouldn’t be banned. Educators should be better trained in teaching sensitive literature. That’s according to Sungjoo Yoon.

Op-ed: Book bans are political tools, teachers must be better trained

Books depicting racism, sexuality, and genocide shouldn’t be banned. Educators should be better trained in teaching sensitive literature. That’s according to Sungjoo Yoon.

from Greater LA

The University of California is waiving tuition for Native American students, but only if they’re members of federally recognized tribes.

$0 UC tuition? Native Americans have tough feat: Prove fed recognition

The University of California is waiving tuition for Native American students, but only if they’re members of federally recognized tribes.

from Greater LA

Housing shortages left many UC Santa Barbara students struggling to secure roofs over their heads back in the fall. The school year is ending – where are they now?

Will student housing crisis repeat itself at UCSB this fall?

Housing shortages left many UC Santa Barbara students struggling to secure roofs over their heads back in the fall. The school year is ending – where are they now?

from Greater LA

Public schools failed to educate kids during the pandemic, rendering those diplomas meaningless, says Zócalo commentator Joe Mathews.

Why CA colleges should ditch high school grad requirements

Public schools failed to educate kids during the pandemic, rendering those diplomas meaningless, says Zócalo commentator Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Elon Musk is buying Twitter, social media seems to corrode democracy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 lie could compromise his bid to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

What does Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover mean for free speech on web?

Elon Musk is buying Twitter, social media seems to corrode democracy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 lie could compromise his bid to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

from Left, Right & Center

This has been a record year for elite college applications and rejection letters.

4.0 GPA, perfect AP exam scores? Elite colleges may still reject you

This has been a record year for elite college applications and rejection letters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss who should make the rules about masking, whether America is doing enough to ease the war in Ukraine, and what kinds of lessons kids should receive on gender.

Fight over mask-wearing is not over. Who should decide?

Panelists discuss who should make the rules about masking, whether America is doing enough to ease the war in Ukraine, and what kinds of lessons kids should receive on gender.

from Left, Right & Center

Inglewood residents are upset about a plan to close a local elementary school. But with enrollment down statewide, communities will likely see more permanent campus shutdowns.

Inglewood shuts down school, parents say admin isn’t thinking it all the way through

Inglewood residents are upset about a plan to close a local elementary school. But with enrollment down statewide, communities will likely see more permanent campus shutdowns.

from Greater LA

Placentia-Yorba Linda is Orange County’s first school district to ban the teaching of critical race theory in its classrooms. What’s driving this decision?

Keep politics out of classes? Critical race theory is banned in an OC school district

Placentia-Yorba Linda is Orange County’s first school district to ban the teaching of critical race theory in its classrooms. What’s driving this decision?

from Greater LA

According to new data from the California Department of Education, enrollment continues to drop at faster rates than before the pandemic.

California public school enrollment drops below 6 million mark

According to new data from the California Department of Education, enrollment continues to drop at faster rates than before the pandemic.

from News Stories

Students, parents, and teachers are recovering from the biggest disruption ever to education. Is anyone out there having a good school year?

Tell KCRW: How has this school year treated you?

Students, parents, and teachers are recovering from the biggest disruption ever to education. Is anyone out there having a good school year?

from Greater LA

Now that prom isn’t virtual anymore, volunteer stylists helped hundreds of LA teens who can’t afford to buy finery glam up for the big dance.

Donated satin, suits, sequins: LA foster teens get snazzy for prom

Now that prom isn’t virtual anymore, volunteer stylists helped hundreds of LA teens who can’t afford to buy finery glam up for the big dance.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles County’s first public school is now accepting applications. SEED LA will select 125 ninth graders who will live on campus five days a week.

Public boarding school plants a SEED in South LA

Los Angeles County’s first public school is now accepting applications. SEED LA will select 125 ninth graders who will live on campus five days a week.

from KCRW Features

LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says he’s looking to expand the school year, increase the frequency and quality of summer school, create a parent academy, and more.

LAUSD: Growing academic gaps, shrinking enrollment. Supt. Alberto Carvalho explains his plans

LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says he’s looking to expand the school year, increase the frequency and quality of summer school, create a parent academy, and more.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss America’s reliance on oil and the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida.

US bans Russian oil and gas. Will we finally focus on renewable energy?

Panelists discuss America’s reliance on oil and the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida.

from Left, Right & Center