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Varsity Times InsiderNow that Woodland Hills El Camino Real has become a charter school, the sports program could be getting some aid if the school decides to accept more open-enrollment students. Last year, it took in a little more than 100. This......
Culture MonsterThe LA Philharmonic is launching a music teacher training initiative with Bard College and the Longy School of Music called "Take a Stand," guided by the principles of Venezuela's El Sistema....
GreenspaceIn an effort to simultaneously encourage energy conservation and increase students' interest in science, the Department of Energy announced its Home Energy Education Challenge on Tuesday. Administered by the National Science Teachers Assn., the...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesL.A.'s Festival of New American Musicals closed its third season Aug. 21 with a tuneful fundraiser, billed as a birthday party for Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, of "Parade," "13," "Songs for a New World" and "Last Five Years." "For what...
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesReality Is Broken Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World Jane McGonigal Penguin Press: 388 pp., $26.95 As a nongamer, avowed Luddite and mother of a 7-year-old who is mesmerically attracted to anything with a screen, I was...
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How did 'Waiting for 'Superman's' ' Davis Guggenheim become the right wing's favorite liberal filmmaker?The Big PictureNo one is a more well-credentialed progressive than Davis Guggenheim, who directed Al Gore's influential global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," as well as produced a dramatic short about Barack Obama for the 2008 Democratic National...
4 food events you should know about: Chefs cookout for Alex's; Ammo's fundraiser; 'comfort dinners' at Petrossian; making tamales at MOLAADaily DishChefs fundraiser: Chef Suzanne Goin and partner Caroline Styne of Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern and chef David Lentz of the Hungry Cat will host L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade on Sunday, a chefs cookout to raise money and awareness for Alex's......
L.A. NOWHow are teachers' unions handling the push for charter schools and school reform? The Times' Mitchell Landsberg looked at the question, noting that even the long-held protections and prerogatives conferred by seniority and tenure no longer seem...
Opinion L.A.Did the election show that voters really want gun control? That they are deeply concerned about the price of carrots? After major elections, groups with a particular interest proclaim that their side issue, which may or may not have even......
Opinion L.A.Some of those watching the Oscars on Sunday probably pined for the good old days of hosts Bob Hope and, later, Johnny Carson. Not me, though. (OK, full disclosure, I didn't actually watch the Oscars; I had the Knicks-Heat game......
Pop & HissDue to budget cuts, the Global Awareness Through Hip Hop Culture Program, run since 2006 at the Accelerated Charter School in South Los Angeles, has been terminated. "The situation's pretty much the same all across the United States: Any program......
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