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  • Connecting city kids to health care careers

    Connecting city kids to health care careers
    Trevor entered my 11th grade Baltimore biology class without a strong science background. He didn't know what the heart did, what cells were or why DNA was important. Yet two months later, he wrote one of the best essays in the class comparing mitochondria and chloroplasts. After Trevor scored a 95 percent on our Body Systems Unit exam, he told me "I want to be a doctor." While I was ecstatic about his new passion, I knew his English and math skills were around seventh grade level. My heart began to sink into my stomach as I realized all of the extra effort Trevor would need to put in to reach his goal — but it just as quickly lifted as I realized that with the proper supports, this was more than possible.
  • Foley's Charitable Contributions Over 4 Years: $350,000

    Foley's Charitable Contributions Over 4 Years: $350,000
    Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley and his wife, Leslie Fahrenkopf Foley, donated more than $350,000 to charity over the past four years, with most of it going to Harvard College and Harvard Business School, according to publicly available tax...

    Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says

     Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says
    It's a funny world, and a small one. Alex Caputo-Pearl, the new head of United Teachers Los Angeles, went to school in the same Maryland school district where John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, was once superintendent....

    Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]

    Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]
    I landed my first summer job when I was 16. The qualifications were straightforward — possess strong decision-making skills, the ability to negotiate and compromise with colleagues, and the strength to maintain a calm demeanor in the face of...

    $250,000 Broad Prize for charter schools goes to KIPP Foundation

    The national KIPP Foundation, which operates nine schools in the L.A. area, has been awarded the prestigious Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and a check for $250,000. KIPP was honored in particular for helping students from low-income and...