Inspired by a book outlining the ways in which girls are outperforming boys in school, teacher Alex Carrera came up with the idea for “Diego’s Dudes,” a reading club that involves her, a handful of fourth-grade boys who struggle with reading and her Chihuahua, Diego.
The state-appointed leader of Inglewood Unified was removed after only two months on the job back in December, but still received a $100,000 buyout. Now, the district Kent Taylor left behind is continuing to spiral downward.
In the Torrance Unified School District, it takes a village to run an elementary school library. For decades, all of the libraries in the district’s 17 grammar schools have been entirely operated by parent volunteers. It’s nice, but the setup doesn’t sit well with union leaders.
It was 2006 when the pilot episode of “Top Chef” aired. At the time, the now-overcrowded culinary arts program at Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington didn’t exist.