Needy families receive donations
L.A. school district teams up with local, national groups to help out
The Los Angeles Unified School District has collected 1,000 toys, games, books household items, clothing and grocery store gift card to give away to 50 homeless families Friday at 7:30 a.m. at their office.
The toys have been donated by the National Parenting Publications Awards.
The district’s Homeless Education Program has identified 16,000 homeless student, up from 3,000 last year, and works in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies to maximize access to educational, social and enrichment programs.
This includes providing families with holiday donations through is Sponsor-A-Family effort. This year the program will take place at 1430 S. San Julian Street, #7, Los Angeles.
Those interested in donating new, unwrapped toys or clothes as well as gift cards, are welcome bring them to the address above.
For more information, contact the Homeless Education Program at (213) 765-2883.
A forum hosted by students of Crenshaw High School will be held Tuesday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Brotherhood Crusade Youth Source Center, and will feature student input on the transformation taking place at the high school.
The forum is sponsored by Taking Action, Sierra Club and the Coalition for Educational Justice, all campus clubs, and will follow a march that takes place beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the flag poles on campus and ending at the Youth Source Center, 5415 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Voters will fill the final seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District board today, choosing between a former assistant to the mayor and an attorney who is also a teacher.
The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted Tuesday 5-2 to adopt the School Climate Bill of Rights, which consists of a resolution that bans “willful defiance” suspensions and directs LAUSD to enact common-sense approaches to school discipline and expand programs that support all students in becoming healthy, thriving adults.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted unanimously today to continue the Breakfast in the Classroom program, which has faced some criticism for cutting into instruction time and causing some unsanitary conditions at schools.
“Every program … has problems with its implementation,” board member Steve Zimmer said. “That’s what happens. It’s not breaking news. Our obligation is to work out the problems. That’s what we do.”
View Park resident and retired Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) police officer David Anthony couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the Lock n’ Load gun and ammo store in Henderson, Nev.
But there it was right in plain view, a pristine 60mm machine gun positioned high on a shelf for sale; a weapon, he feels, that kept him and his platoon alive during his tour of duty as a 19-year-old machine gunner in 1968 in the Vietnam War.