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  • John Wooden's pyramid stands test of time

    John Wooden's pyramid stands test of time
    John Wooden was a young high school teacher and coach in the 1930s when he first wrote his personal definition of success, searching for a way to assure his students — and their parents — they could be successful without earning all A's.
  • John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency

    John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency
    Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998 I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...

    Swen Nater poetry to John Wooden

    Swen Nater poetry to John Wooden
    THROUGH COACH'S EYES Swen Nater Hi, Coach. It's me. I'm on the team. Been looking forward to this day. Got my glove and got my ball. Couldn't sleep last night at all, But here I am, prepared to play. They say you really love this game, Not for the...

    L.A.'s leaders in learning

    L.A.'s leaders in learning
    Five families from across the San Fernando Valley set up camp for three nights by the front door of Wilbur Avenue Elementary School in 2009, intent on getting a spot for their children in one of the best-regarded schools in Los Angeles. Others hired...

    Who's teaching L.A.'s kids?

    Who's teaching L.A.'s kids?
    The fifth-graders at Broadous Elementary School come from the same world — the poorest corner of the San Fernando Valley, a Pacoima neighborhood framed by two freeways where some have lost friends to the stray bullets of rival gangs. Many are the...