Why We Need to Provide Wellness and Parenting Resources to Black Women of Los Angeles

Families across the country are tightening their belts as high inflation is putting new strains on the cost of everyday essentials such as food, gas, rent and utilities, and medical care, which has risen by 8.5% since 2021. This means cutting back on critical doctor’s visits, prescription medication, and preventative care for the medically vulnerable.   […]

Four Mindful Tips for Getting Kids Into Their Back-to-School Routine

August is already here and the sun is beginning to set on this year’s lazy days of summer. Teachers are setting up their classrooms while parents are juggling neverending lists of back-to-school materials to buy and paperwork to read to prepare their kids for the new school year ahead. After months of free and flexible […]

Celebre el Mes de la diversión familiar como voluntario en Los Ángeles

Si bien no faltan las actividades de verano en las que las familias pueden participar para celebrar el Mes Nacional de la Diversión Familiar en agosto, el voluntariado brinda una oportunidad única para pasar tiempo de calidad juntos mientras enriquece su vida y la de sus hijos sirviendo a los demás. El voluntariado enseña a […]

Celebrate Family Fun Month by Volunteering in Los Angeles

While there is no shortage of summertime activities that families can partake in to celebrate National Family Fun Month in August, volunteering provides a unique opportunity to spend quality time together while enriching your and your children’s lives by serving others.  Volunteering teaches both kids and adults valuable lessons about working as a team and […]

Is Digital Equity Attainable in K–12 Education?

From the continued need for access to the requirements for meaningful integration, four experts shared their thoughts on digital equity’s challenges and its future in our nation’s schools. By Rebecca Torchia Families throughout the nation faced digital inequities before the pandemic became a factor in the spring of 2020. However, with the shift to remote […]

Interactive Flat Panels a Key Tool for Teacher-Driven Learning

Modern interactive flat-panel displays support pedagogy and digital equity, while getting students physically involved in their education. By Tommy Peterson The difference was immediate. After rolling out Promethean ActivPanel interactive whiteboards and document cameras in 600 of the classrooms at Albemarle County Public Schools, teachers reported an increased excitement for learning. This is exactly why the district’s implementation team […]

We Need to Make Schools Human Again. That Means Treating Teachers With Respect.

By Jennifer Yoo-Brannon  The first thing I noticed when we returned to school after remote learning was that my conversations with teachers got real deep real fast. As an instructional coach, the most important role I have is as a listener. The best part of my job is bearing witness to the deep self-reflection that leads […]

Rising Covid-19 numbers among youth in California state detention centers

BETTY MÁRQUEZ ROSALES The number of active Covid-19 cases among young people incarcerated at state detention facilities has risen sharply in the last week — jumping from under 50 cases to 135, according to the Division of Juvenile Justice. This means that 42% of all Covid-19 infections among youth since the pandemic started are currently active cases. […]