Education

Two La Salle Lancers Appointed to West Point
Education, News

Two La Salle Lancers Appointed to West Point

La Salle High School is proud to announce that two graduating seniors, Renaissance Forster and Elizabeth Lynch, have been admitted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Forster is an honors student and All-League volleyball player who helped lead the Lancers to their second consecutive CIF D1 Volleyball Championship. Forster says she looks…

Education

Education Roundup for Week Ending May 16, 2014

The California Department of Education (CDE) today issued this week’s roundup of education-related announcements of public interest. CDE Staffer Receives National Award The CDE congratulates one of its own this week, as specialist Lesley Taylor was selected as the 2014 recipient of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Director’s Award. The honor is…

Armenian Film Foundation Delivers 400 Digitized Testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation
Crime, Education

Armenian Film Foundation Delivers 400 Digitized Testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation

J. Michael Hagopian’s collection of 400 interviews of Armenian Genocide survivors and witnesses drew one step closer to being fully integrated into the Visual History Archive today. The Armenian Film Foundation officially handed over the digitized collection to the USC Shoah Foundation, where the process of cataloguing and indexing will begin. Hagopian and his wife,…

United States Bankruptcy Court’s Law Day Celebration for Students
Education

United States Bankruptcy Court’s Law Day Celebration for Students

Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal assists students judge presiding over mock trial – Courtesy Photo The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California recently hosted an engaging Law Day program for a group of bright and enthusiastic high school students from the greater Los Angeles area. Approximately 80 students from Junior State…

Education

Mike Gatto’s Bill to Protect Students’ Social Media Data Passes Assembly

Young people who might want to delete an embarrassing or controversial post to social media currently have few options, especially if that young person’s school monitors, collects, and keeps such postings on separate hard drives, forever. Legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) would ensure that information collected by school districts about its students’ social…

California “X-Prize” Bill Passes Assembly
Education

California “X-Prize” Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Legislation Would Offer $25,000 Prize for Innovative Concepts to Streamline State Government The California State Assembly took one small step today in what could be a giant leap for good-government advocates, passing Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) “X-Prize” bill by a vote of 66-0. AB 2138 would offer cash incentives for fully…

Education

Student Allergy Emergency Treatment Bill Survives Fiscal Test

Student Allergy Emergency Treatment Bill Survives Fiscal Test: Appropriations Committee Moves Three Huff Bills to Senate Floor The Senate Appropriations Committee voted today to move three bills authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) out of committee and to the Senate Floor. All three bills will be scheduled for Senate Floor hearings next…

Education

Tree Identification Book from the Arbor Day Foundation Helps People Identify Tree Species in California

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees with a simple, step-by-step process. The book, “What Tree Is That?” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. “What Tree Is That?” is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of…

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