education writer and former teacher
Writer for LA School Report and high school English teacher; writes about teaching and education policy at her blog, Gatsby in L.A.
Some 650,000 students went back to school yesterday in Los Angeles and most of them returned to crowded classrooms. Some classes can have more than 40 kids in them.
Aug. 19, 2015from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This morning, an L.A. Superior Court judge ruled in favor of students who sued the state to change the way teachers are dismissed. The case, known as Vergara v.
Jun. 10, 2014from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The Common Core State Standards Initiative has stirred up a lot of controversy and confusion as it continues to roll out across the country.
Mar. 4, 2014from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Making a film with mom, dad, and LA’s most beloved gay porn store.
Jul. 15from The Document
This week: see art interacting with life at Descanso Gardens; immerse yourself in traditional Japanese folk art; celebrate black artists with live performances that express the Soul…
Jul. 15from Design and Architecture
The small city of Downey ballooned in size in the 1960s, as thousands of scientists, engineers and blue collar workers designed and built the capsule that transported astronauts to the…
Jul. 15from Greater LA
The challenge of climate change can seem overwhelming--especially with the Trump administration dropping the ball. But cities have opportunities to make change.
Jul. 15from To the Point
The 71st Emmy Nominations are out. Get the full list and click through to listen to interviews with some of your favorite creators in television.
Jul. 16from Arts & Culture Stories
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot my washing machine breaks down and I fix it, sort of, and it all makes me think about Disney Plus. They connect, I promise.
Jul. 10from Martini Shot
KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis and seismologist Lucy Jones check out an earthquake fault up close.
Jul. 9from Greater LA
Edward Goldman talks about the LACMA exhibition covering the last four decades of contemporary Chinese art.
Jul. 9from Art Talk
Serious Eats founder Ed Levine looks back on the Wild West days of the food media business. Grace Young can be your wok therapist.
Jul. 12from Good Food