New program at Nightingale Middle School for college-bound students
An announcement from LA Unified. For more see lausd.net. At Nightingale Middle School, a college degree is within grasp, thanks to a new program there requiring students and their parents to attend Saturday classes. The Neighborhood Academic Initiative has a new home at Nightingale in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. Directed by the...
By LA School Report | August 15, 2016
Exclusive: Where have all the middle school students gone? The key battlefield in LAUSD enrollment drop
LA Unified is fighting a costly enrollment slide, and its biggest battleground is middle schools. As the district has lost 133,000 students since 2006, data show the biggest consistent declines in enrollment outside of high school over the past 10 years occur when students enter sixth grade. And the drop has become more pronounced in...
By Sarah Favot | August 15, 2016
Commentary: Reimagining middle schools in LAUSD and beyond
By Ref Rodriguez Middle school can make it or break it for a student. Close to 200,000 students in Los Angeles public schools are middle grade students. That’s 200,000 students who are either launched onto the path to high school graduation or knocked off track. And even though research has definitively shown that middle grades...
By Guest contributor | January 19, 2016
Thousands of CA students don’t make it to the 9th grade
Via KPCC | by Sarah Butrymowicz Devon Sanford’s mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when he was in the eighth grade. After barely finishing at Henry Clay Middle School in South Los Angeles, he never enrolled in high school. He spent what should have been his freshman year caring for his mother and waiting for...
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Gompers Middle School Unveils New Learning Garden
One of the lowest-performing schools in LAUSD, Samuel Gompers Middle School, opened two new learning gardens this week. The gardens were installed with a grant from a non-profit called Kitchen Community and are intended to help fight childhood obesity and diabetes. LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy, who is strong proponent of linking nutrition and education, was...
By Samantha Oltman | October 19, 2012