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  • Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students

     Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students
    Fremont High history teacher Kenia Gomez didn't have much of a summer break. Neither did her students on the school's Academic Decathlon team. They spent three days a week on the South Los Angeles campus, prepping for next year's competition.
  • Quote's context sheds better light on LAUSD candidate George McKenna

    Quote's context sheds better light on LAUSD candidate George McKenna
    It was one line from a column of mine about the response of Los Angeles Unified officials to revelations of child abuse by a teacher at Miramonte Elementary. I'd quoted senior administrator George McKenna telling a community meeting that Miramonte's...

    Newton: Teacher ratings and the public's right to know

    Newton: Teacher ratings and the public's right to know
    There's a shocking disconnect at work these days in the relationship between the public and government workers: The public is demanding greater accountability, and public employees — social workers, police, teachers, even state legislators —...

    Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?

    Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?
    How do you make schools better, so they produce armies of working taxpayers who keep the republic afloat? There's little agreement, as Tuesday's court decision on California's teacher tenure rules proved again. L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy applauded...

    When the L.A. Unified watchdog watches too closely

     When the L.A. Unified watchdog watches too closely
    If Stuart Magruder knew how to play the game, he might still have his volunteer watchdog job today. But he just had to speak up. The arrogance, the temerity, the insolence. How dare he challenge the leadership of the Los Angeles Unified School District?...