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Guru and author Ace Metaphor stars at black tie gala Saturday gala at Anchorage Museum  Anchorage Press

Saturday night at the Anchorage Museum, BBAAD productions will be putting on its first Love Gala, a black tie/formal event to celebrate the Valentine's Day ...



Police Raise Thousands So Every Senior At Southland High School Can Go To Prom  CBS Los Angeles

WATTS (CBSLA) — Attending prom is a right of passage for most high schoolers, but the cost of tickets to the end-of-year festivities can be prohibitive to some.



Commentary: School safety means physical, intellectual and emotional safety – How Jordan High School in Watts is transforming school culture  LA School Report

Six years ago when I became the principal of Jordan High School (part of the Partnership for LA Schools), in Watts, I walked onto a campus where 20 percent of ...



Jordan High School’s 2018 graduation  Long Beach Press Telegram

604 David Starr Jordan High seniors celebrate their graduation in the school's 83rd commencement at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach on Tuesday, ...



LBUSD Roundup 2018  Gazette Newspapers

Another year has come and gone, leaving the Long Beach Unified School District with plenty of accomplishments to boast about, as well as some notable ...



LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner marks 'Attendance Matters Day' with visits to students' homes  KABC-TV

The top educator in LAUSD, Superintendent Austin Beutner, went door-to-door Friday on "Attendance Matters Day," meeting with families who have children ...



Jordan Downs redevelopment: Construction finally starts on ‘beautiful new’ apartments  Curbed LA

Redevelopment of the public housing complex, where thousands of LA's poorest residents live, is finally underway. But concerns about soil contamination linger.



LA parent voice: Schools 'need to be sensitive to the differences' of children with dyslexia and partner with their parents  LA School Report

Every week, we sit down with Los Angeles parents to talk about their students, their schools, and what questions or suggestions they have for their school district.



PHOTOS: Veterans Day Parade 2018  Gazette Newspapers

Blue skies greeted marchers and spectators Saturday for the 22nd annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade in north Long Beach. Gazette photographer ...



LAUSD students to board members: We need a superintendent who will make brave decisions in supporting all — not just some — of us!  LA School Report

An open letter by LAUSD students, to the Los Angeles Unified School Board members: We are a group of students that recognize our voices and experiences ...



Construction Still Underway In Long Beach School District  Gazette Newspapers

Parts of the Long Beach Unified School District are still under construction, thanks to a bond called Measure K. Approved in 2008, Measure K has allotted $1.2 ...



4 Teens Injured In Shooting Outside June Jordan High School; Suspects At Large [Updated]  Hoodline

The Excelsior's June Jordan School For Equity (325 La Grande Ave.) went into lockdown around 3:15pm today, following a shooting in the area that injured ...



L.A. Unified Sues City Housing Authority Over Cost of Lead, Arsenic Cleanup at High School in Watts  KTLA

Los Angeles Unified School District has spent more than $1 million in the last three years cleaning lead and arsenic from the soil at David Starr Jordan High ...



6 more schools in Long Beach Unified will have air conditioning in every classroom this year, but more than half to go  Long Beach Press Telegram

The first weeks of school in Long Beach draw excitement to the air. Students, in their first-day-of-school best with new pencil boxes and uniforms, eagerly catch ...



Jordan High students in Long Beach prepare to run Los Angeles Marathon  Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH >> After cheering her older brother on at the Los Angeles Marathon last March, Itzel Enriquez signed up to run 26.2 miles at the event this year.



Teachers at 8 of 10 schools Tuck oversaw rejected his leadership  San Francisco Chronicle

When choosing between Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond for California's next schools chief, it's worth remembering, “when the character of a man is not clear ...



Watts 'Parks in the Dark' program adds entrepreneur training  Compton Herald

“Miracle's Young Adult Entrepreneur Program” gives students building blocks of entrepreneurial success. LOS ANGELES — Young adults ages 16-26 with a ...



A Look Back At The Long Beach Unified School District In 2017  Gazette Newspapers

Long Beach's Unified School District has been both challenged and rewarded in 2017. Here are a few of the highlights.



Environmental Issues Surround $1B Watts Redevelopment Project  CBS Los Angeles

WATTS (CBSLA.com) – Amid growing environmental concerns, a groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon for the first phase of a $1 billion ...



Graduation photos: Jordan High School’s Class of 2015 celebrates  Long Beach Press Telegram

A graduate throws her cap up in the air as the celebration begins at Jordan High School graduation class of 2015 which graduated 780 students the biggest ...



$135.6-million construction project aims to revitalize Long Beach’s Jordan High School  Long Beach Press Telegram

LONG BEACH >> Instead of a central quad, an L-shaped pathway separates most buildings at Jordan High School, leaving students to scatter around the ...



School notebook: Jordan High School academy receives certification  Long Beach Press Telegram

Jordan High School academy receives certification. Jordan High School's Business and Entertainment School of Travel, Trade and Tourism has received ...



2 Arrests Made In Shooting At June Jordan High School  Hoodline

Two people have been arrested in connection with Tuesday afternoon's shooting at the Excelsior's June Jordan School for Equity, SFPD has confirmed.



Marshall Tuck cites need for change, action plan in 2nd run for California schools chief  EdSource

Marshall Tuck is back with the intensity that took him tantalizingly close in 2014 to upending Tom Torlakson's bid for a second and final term as state ...



Expanding higher education benefits Long Beach residents and LBCC  Long Beach Press Telegram

This Tuesday, November 13th, both the Long Beach City Council and Community College Board of Trustees will take part in dialogues, focused on expanding ...



Jan. 18, 2018 Miracle Treasure McGowan, 15  Los Angeles Times

Miracle Treasure McGowan, a 15-year-old black girl, died Thursday, Jan. 11, after being shot in the 9300 block of South Hooper Avenue in the ...



#EDlection2018: California State Superintendent Candidate Marshall Tuck on School Turnarounds, Effective Teachers, and Student Achievement  The 74

Four candidates are running for California state superintendent of public instruction in Tuesday's primary. The top two vote getters will advance to November's ...



June Jordan high school: success or failure?  San Francisco Chronicle

June Jordan School for Equity has been touted as a shining star of San Francisco public high schools and a national example of how limiting enrollment and ...



The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools adds Grape Street Elementary to its network  LA School Report

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and LA Unified announced today that Grape Street Elementary in Watts will be added into the organization's network of ...



Database: How many children have experienced school shootings in America?  The Washington Post

The Washington Post has spent the past year determining how many children have been exposed to gun violence during school hours since the Columbine ...



#EDlection 2018: Marshall Tuck on good school leadership and why he's running for state superintendent  LA School Report

Updated May 21 Marshall Tuck is one of four candidates running for state Superintendent of Public Instruction. He spent two years as educator-in-residence at ...



The Roadmap to Success  Daily Bruin

A colorful sign hung from the otherwise empty walls of David Starr Jordan High School. “The road to college starts here,” it read. Bruce Morris, a 10th-grade ...



California's baffling new approach to evaluating public schools  Los Angeles Times

It's not easy to measure the performance of a school, because there are so many things that go into providing a good education. But neither should it be as hard.



When and where Long Beach students will be moved during construction for Measure E projects  Long Beach Press Telegram

Students at Rogers Middle School and others in the city will be out of their school buildings this fall so they can eventually learn in air conditioned classrooms.



Long Beach Pride 2018: Here are the parade grand marshals  qvoicenews.com

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Long Beach Unified to open high school with hospitality and tourism focus  Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH >> Just months after the opening of McBride High, Long Beach's first new public high school in 18 years, plans are moving forward on another ...



Why some LAUSD teachers are balking at a new approach to discipline problems  Los Angeles Times

In a South Los Angeles classroom, a boy hassles a girl. The teacher moves him to the back of the room, where he scowls, makes a paper airplane and ...



Father, Friends Rally Around Teen Sucker-Punched, Critically Hurt Outside Wendy’s  CBS Local

WEST HILLS (CBSLA.com) — The father and friends of a teen sucker-punched and critically hurt outside a San Fernando Valley Wendy's two weeks ago, are ...



Five types of high school athletes who are overhyped  USA TODAY High School Sports

There are plenty of reasons some high school athletes are overhyped. They generally fall into one of several categories, some of which the media are to blame ...



On Location: North Long Beach  KCET

This week L.A. Letters focuses on an underappreciated but equally fascinating section of the city: North Long Beach.



Disaster Simulation At Jordan  Gazette Newspapers

Police officers will converge on Jordan High School to simulate something they hope never to see during official duty — a major security issue.



Back to school in Long Beach, where the superintendent has lasted longer than your K-12 career  Los Angeles Times

A dozen years ago on a Saturday morning, a father in Long Beach dropped off his son to take a qualifying test for an AP history class. When the teen got in and ...



Jordan boys soccer does not mind if you hate them  Long Beach Press Telegram

LONG BEACH >> Opponents don't like the Jordan High boys soccer team after 80 minutes against the scrappy squad from North Long Beach. The Panthers are ...



William Satulua, rushing attack lifting Long Beach Jordan football  Long Beach Press Telegram

LONG BEACH >> Jordan High School football is using an old school offensive approach to write a new chapter in program history. In September, the Panthers ...



Jordan’s Seth Guillory gives Panthers a shooter’s chance  Long Beach Press Telegram

When you first set your eyes on Seth Guillory, stepping off the team bus or trotting onto Ron Massey Court, it's easy to overlook him. At 5-foot-7, 135 pounds, his ...



No Sign of Teenage Swimmer Missing in the Waters Off Palos Verdes  KTLA

One day after nine people were rescued off the coast of Palos Verdes, divers were back in the water Wednesday searching for a missing swimmer. Rescuers ...



Coroner’s reports released on Blackler twins found dead in Naples in February  Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH >> The mysterious deaths of twin sisters in the upscale Long Beach neighborhood of Naples continues to perplex those who knew them, and ...



ALL-USA Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.)  USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Basketball Teams as selected by Jim Halley with input ...



20 years pass since Long Beach Unified’s historic school uniform policy  Long Beach Press Telegram

Gene Kinsey still remembers the evening his son announced that Long Beach students would have to wear uniforms to school. It was early 1994, and his son ...



Junior high teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle  fox13now.com

PRESTON, Idaho - A school district in Preston, Idaho is investigating an incident that took place at Preston Junior High last week. Deputies say a science teacher ...



UMMA Clinic celebrates new wellness center, garden at Fremont High School  89.3 KPCC

A wellness center at Fremont High School that broke ground just over a year ago had its grand opening on Friday morning, adding to South Los Angeles' ...



Murder trial starts for man accused in deadly Long Beach drug deal  Long Beach Press Telegram

A murder trial began Thursday for the man accused of killing a 24-year-old during what prosecutors described as a botched drug robbery at a North Long Beach ...



Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...



Downey detectives used street-level investigative work, luck to solve a triple homicide  Long Beach Press Telegram

A killer's twin children invited them to the memorial. The cops accepted. On a blistering August day in 2005 at the Palm Memorial Park in Las Vegas, detectives ...



Students face LAUSD board, demanding end to military weapons  LA School Report

The LA Unified board endured a long and unusual protest last night as about 50 students demanded specific actions to get military-style weapons out of the ...



CityDig: This 1904 Tract Map Is the Beginning of Watts' Story Los Angeles Magazine  LA Magazine

The word “Watts” reverberates in Los Angeles history due to the struggles that have taken place on the neighborhood's ground dating back a century and a half.



Long Beach Celebrates New Protected Bike Lanes On Artesia Boulevard  Streetsblog California

Long Beach celebrated its newest protected bike lane facility this morning. The Artesia Boulevard bike lanes extend half a mile from Atlantic Boulevard to ...



Neighbors find 17-year-old girl dead behind North Carolina home  KABC-TV

The Durham Police Department says a 17-year-old girl was found dead behind a house in Durham, North Carolina, on Saturday afternoon.



Long Beach election 2016: School district asking for $1.5 billion bond  Long Beach Press Telegram

Long Beach Unified School District leaders are asking voters to approve a $1.5 billion school bond measure Nov. 8 that they say is needed to finance the ...



Graduates-to-be: Need mortarboard inspiration? Check out these graduation caps  OCRegister

If you want your graduation hat to stand out, draw inspiration from these previous mortarboard cap designs and messages.



Three new high schools in the works in Long Beach Unified  Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH >> Plans are underway to open three new high schools in Long Beach Unified — two small public schools and a charter school. This week the ...



Reporter Corps 2013  The South Los Angeles Report

Intersections welcomes the first class of Reporter Corps South LA. Click here to read their stories. Xochil Frausto. Xochil Frausto My parents emigrated from Baja, ...



Weber State holds down Utah in 2017 football recruiting class  Standard-Examiner

OGDEN — Weber State announced 26 new football players Wednesday, including 15 from the state of Utah, as a part of its 2017 recruiting class. The *fresh* ...



Meet Franklin Session, the best basketball player you've never heard of  Yahoo Sports

How Franklin Session, a former manager at Verizon Wireless, became the best basketball player at the Drew League.



Mayor Villaraigosa, George Lopez Use Concerts To Incentivize L.A.U.S.D. Student Achievement  Neon Tommy

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and funnyman George Lopez announced the implementation of Students Helping Our World (S.H.O.W.), an incentive program.



Star of Award-Winning Documentary “First Generation” returns to Watts Alma Mater for Special Screening  PR Web

Jordan Educational Complex: Partnership Academy for the Arts along with the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools will host a special screening of the ...



DBIA's 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards  Facility Executive Magazine

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announced its 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards at its annual conference last week. These annual awards ...



Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Outdoor Track & Field  milesplit.com

Check out the nation's top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the outdoor track season. California state champ sprinter Lauren Rain Williams still ...



Marin Honors Volunteers, Student Interns  Patch.com

Marin Honors Volunteers, Student Interns - San Rafael, CA - The county recently recognized 187 outstanding volunteers and student interns who ranged in age ...



OCVarsity Photos: Orange County’s 2017 most spirited football fans, teams  OCRegister

Kalob Partida led a cheer for Tustin fans. Foothill High School played Tustin High School in a football game at Tustin High. in Tustin, CA on Friday, September 1, ...



11 Teachers Share How Trump's Win Is Affecting Their Students and How They're Dealing  POPSUGAR

You may believe that some kids are too young to understand politics, but there is an expression that applies to this scenario: "Little pitchers have big.



Long Beach Goodwill becomes first in nation to offer certified nurse assistant training  Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH >> When Rachal Underwood moved to Long Beach after studying political science in Atlanta and couldn't find work, she spent time helping a ...



Long Beach landmarks: Harriman Jones brought health to the city  Long Beach Press-Telegram

The sign on front of the building on the southeast corner of Cherry Avenue and Broadway identifies it as a Rite Aid pharmacy. Strange. When did Rite Aid start ...



Hans Raj Hans Thrills Audience with Sufi, Folk Music  India West

Long Beach, Calif. — Punjabi Sufi and folk music weaved together with improvisations and Hindi film songs, lifting the mood to pure elation when renowned Sufi ...



Energetic Performances Mark Neema's 28th Dance Competition | Global  India West

Long Beach, Calif. — Neema Sari Palace's 28th Annual 2015 Raas-Garba and Film Dance Competition at the Jordan High School auditorium here April 18, ...



Long Beach landmarks: Houghton Park is a 90-year testament to one of California’s early leaders  Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH >> Houghton Park was a hive of activity on a recent Wednesday afternoon, with families gathering for picnics, children buzzing on the playground ...



Deseret News 10K: Race winners Miles Batty, Morgan Haws have plenty in common (+photos)  Deseret News

Miles Batty and Morgan Haws have a lot in common -- they're both Utah natives, both 26 years old, both served LDS Church missions and ran collegiately for ...



ELECTION 2014: Long Beach Fifth District Candidates Make Pitch  Gazette Newspapers

The four candidates vying to become the next Fifth District City Council representative all say that the area deserves a champion — they just have different ...



Officials mark completion of Atlantic Avenue rehabilitation project in North Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

LONG BEACH >> City officials Tuesday marked the completion of a major street improvement project in North Long Beach on Atlantic Avenue, between 52nd ...



Inside The Mind Of A Watts Crime Fighter  Neon Tommy

LAPD Sgt. Steve Lurie shares his experiences working in one of LA's most dangerous neighborhoods.



Long Beach looks to future  OCRegister

By GREG MELLEN. You're a visitor who comes to Long Beach in 20 years. What might you see? You've come to check out this kaleidoscopic, international, ...



99Rise Activists Attempt To Bridge Gap With Occupy L.A.  Neon Tommy

Protesters approached the Occupy GA with their new movement's policies.



Is the summer break too short or too long?  San Francisco Chronicle

I just graduated from high school and am enjoying my. long and uneventful summer. However, my college —. UCSC — doesn't start until the end of September ...



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