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  • Local and national education coverage gets a new critic

     
    Want a long-overdue depth-check on articles by L.A. Times education reporter Howard Blume? You can get one from a new site called The Media Bullpen, which was unveiled Thursday in Bethesda, Md. The stated aim of the site (http://mediabullpen.com) is......
  • Education: Should cheaters prosper?

     
    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......
  • South L.A.'s 'Global Awareness Through Hip Hop Culture Program' shuts down due to budget cuts

     
    Due 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......
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 13 - 19 in PDF format TV listings for the week of March 6 - 12 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • The Dry Garden: Teaching kids how to grow food the Farmscape way

     
    Most people, save Atlantic magazine's resident contrarian Caitlin Flanagan, agree that school gardens are a good thing. They encourage experimentation, critical thinking and healthful eating. Done right, they raise parental participation in schools. At...
  • L.A. charter school adopts green curriculum

     
    When the fifth- and sixth-graders at Stella Middle Charter Academy learn about Egypt this spring, part of the lessons will focus on the ancient civilization's views and treatment of the environment. It's part of a new green curriculum the West......
  • ICEF charter schools to begin merger talks with Alliance charter group

     
    The board of directors of ICEF Public Schools voted Saturday to move forward with negotiations that are expected to result in the takeover of ICEF by another charter school organization. The vote came after a two-hour meeting during which ICEF......
  • College basketball: Where does former USC recruit Lamont 'MoMo' Jones' exit at Arizona leave the Wildcats?

     
    Monday night's news that Arizona guard Lamont "MoMo" Jones, the Wildcats' brash floor general during their run last season to the NCAA West Regional final, is transferring shocked many who keep close tabs on Pacific 10 (or 12) Conference hoops,......
  • Energy Department challenges students, encourages home energy conservation

     
    In 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...
  • 'Glee' star Matthew Morrison will lead gala for his alma mater, Orange County High School of the Arts

     
    If its annual gala hits its mark on March 19, the Orange County High School of the Arts figures to have close to a million reasons to be gleeful -- and grateful to its most famous graduate, Matthew Morrison, who......
  • 'Waiting for Superman' Oscar snub: A liberal plot in action?

     
    No liberal bias at work in 'Waiting for Superman' Oscar snub...