Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:56 AM
By Ellen Noyes | The Children's Advocate -www.4Children.org| September-October 2009 Issue | Hot topics series en español Los Angeles parents have a new tool this fall to help them be more active and engaged in their children’s schools. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will be implementing a new model for involving parents in schools that specifically addresses the needs
●●smf: This story is interesting because the organizations described are invited but not regularly represented in LAUSD’s Parent Involvement Task Force ...but are writing articles instead.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:39 PM
by Howard Blume | L.A. Times October 19, 2009 | 7:44 pm - Dominic Shambra, a consummate school-district insider who sacrificed a distinguished career to push through what became the nation's most notorious high school construction project, died Monday at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. He had been suffering from congestive heart failure and other ailments. After a well-regarded career as a
CALORIE LIMITS FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES ARE RECOMMENDED: An Institute of Medicine panel also urges lower sodium content under proposed guidelines for the National School Lunch Program, whose nutritional standards have not been updated since 1995.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:42 AM
By Mary MacVean | LA Times October 20, 2009 -- Children would get fewer French fries and more dark green vegetables in school cafeterias under recommendations being issued today by an Institute of Medicine panel. In addition, for the first time in the National School Lunch Program, the committee called for calorie limits on meals in an effort to curb obesity. The lunch recommendations
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:42 AM
By Helene Cooper | NY Times Online photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Obama asked several children what books they were reading. October 19, 2009 , 1:56 pm -- President Obama popped in on third and fourth-graders at a Silver Spring, Md. elementary school Monday, to tout the benefits of reading for youngsters, just as they were having lunch. The First Reader stopped by the
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:05 AM
Reporting by Jim Christie | editing by Carol Bishopric of Reuters SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - California Attorney General Jerry Brown's office said on Monday it would unveil a lawsuit against a major bank for committing fraud against the state's Calpers and Calstrs retirement systems, two of the nation's largest pension funds. The lawsuit will seek to recover nearly $200 million in
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:01 AM
LA Daily News Wire Services 10/19/2009 -- Grief counselors will be at Hollywood High School on Monday to comfort students distraught over the death of a ninth-grade football player who collapsed during a game and died, a school district official said. Spencer Juarez, 13, had just carried the ball and was jogging to the sideline when he collapsed with about two minutes left in the freshman-
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:48 AM
by Howard Blume | LA Times Online/ LA Now blog Photo by Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times October 19, 2009 | 3:36 pm When Michael Velasquez, 18, learned that the city's top education official was at the door, he decided he should put on his white T-shirt. L.A. schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines (standing next to Velasquez above) was taking part in a friendly sweep of students expected in
NATIONAL ASSESSMENT GOVERNING BOARD HOLDING HEARINGS ON NAEP TESTING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENGLISH LANAGAGE LEARNERS TODAY: Forums scheduled Oct. 19 in Los Angeles, and Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 19, 2009 12:20 PM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephaan Harris - (202) 357-7504 Stephaan.Harris@ed.gov WASHINGTON—The National Assessment Governing Board will hold public hearings in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. to obtain comment on expert panel recommendations on uniform national rules for testing of students with disabilities (SD) and English language learners (ELL) on the National
●●smf: Although this federal hearing about Special Ed and ELL Programs was held at LAUSD Beaudry, parents were neither invited nor informed.
Monday, October 19, 2009 5:35 AM
By Connie Llanos, Staff Writer | LA Daily News Updated: 10/19/2009 -- The Los Angeles Unified District is just weeks away from launching its deepest reform effort to date - allowing nonprofits and other outsiders to run 36 new and underperforming schools. As the Nov. 15 deadline for the first phase of bidding approaches, targeted campuses are asking themselves a big question: Do we let others