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  • Back to school, again and again

    Back to school, again and again

    Even in places that remain in touch with the rhythms of agriculture, few seasonal markers prove as heady, reliable and poignant as the reopening of school. Every September the crosswalks ripen with kids in their back-to-school clothes; the long yellow buses harvest our lanes and streets. First...

  • Compulsory kindergarten: Still a bad idea

    Compulsory kindergarten: Still a bad idea

    Kindergarten hasn't been its old self for a long time. After decades of increasing focus on academics, it recently became more standardized as well; the curriculum for California's 5-year-olds is now aligned with the Common Core academic standards. Kindergarten teachers are no longer preoccupied...

  • Understanding L.A. Unified's new pre-kindergarten programs

    Understanding L.A. Unified's new pre-kindergarten programs

    Expanded transitional kindergarten offers a curriculum focused on learning through play for 4-year-olds.

  • L.A. board members will interview 2 firms to help them find a schools chief

    L.A. board members will interview 2 firms to help them find a schools chief

    The Los Angeles Board of Education held a private retreat Sunday to discuss the next superintendent of schools and ended up picking two executive search firms to interview.

  • It took hunting to find the L.A. school board meeting on its superintendent hunt

    It took hunting to find the L.A. school board meeting on its superintendent hunt

    Los Angeles school officials have promised a “transparent” search for the next superintendent of schools, but got that process off to a murky start by the listing of a faulty address for a Sunday morning board meeting.

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