Category Archives for "High Schools"

UCLA Research School Suspensions Waste Of Taxpayer Money

School Suspensions

Research released by UCLA Center for Civil Rights Project found that suspending students from schools leads to huge figures of economic costs simply put, “a waste of money”. The research entitled ‘The High Cost of Harsh Discipline and Its Disparate Impact’ concluded that “excessive school suspensions” do not improve school learning environment and fail to […]

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Tension Grows Between L.A Schools and Charter Schools

charter vs public schools

This year’s lower enrollment has tremendously caused friction and tension among Los Angeles Unified Schools (LA) and Charter Schools. The Great Public Schools Initiative, a philanthropic group has called upon its initiative of funding more charter schools compared to L.A unified schools, as the district now faces bad financial straits. Today, more students in the […]

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Two Undocumented Valedictorians Attract Attention Online


Two high school valedictorians in Texas drew national attention for publicly identifying themselves as undocumented early this week. Mayte Lara Ibarra and Larissa Martinez made their voices heard by exposing their undocumented status – Ibarra through her social media account post, Martinez through her valedictory speech. Many view these statements as a reaction to presumptive […]

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Utah Online Graduate Gives Speech Over Skype


Utah Online School’s graduates went through the typical ceremony and splendid display, the graduation ceremonies were completed with the actual graduation song. During Friday’s ceremony at Utah Online School, the valedictorian’s speech made for a memorial interlude was a unique detail. As Sherra Swapp made a speech to her peers over Skype, the high school […]

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West Contra District Implementing Master Plan


The creation of the West Contra District’s Facilities Master Plan and Implementation Plan was apparently stimulated when its Measure H was defeated in June 2014. This literally closed the source of bond money badly needed by the district. Out of its 50 schools, 21 required different levels of repairs. According to the correspondent Rick Radin, […]

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