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Educating Compton: Race, Taxes, and Schools in Southern California's Most Notorious Suburb

Educating Compton: Race, Taxes, and Schools in Southern California's Most Notorious Suburb

The 2010 Parent Trigger controversy provides a valuable window into the city's education history, the evolution of its Latino-African American relations, and the new political real ...
Conquering a Fear of Trying in the Classroom

Conquering a Fear of Trying in the Classroom

A teacher at South L.A.'s Foshay Tech Academy reflects on how students can build confidence through asking questions, working with each other, and checking in on a regular basis an ...
DIY Girls: Building Tech Skills at Summer Camp

DIY Girls: Building Tech Skills at Summer Camp

At a small elementary school in East San Fernando Valley, a group of young girls are spending their summer cultivating their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math ...
WELA YMCA Youth Present Plans to Improve Their Community

WELA YMCA Youth Present Plans to Improve Their Community

The student presentations identified issues that face their community of Boyle Heights, and provided suggestions on how they could be improved by using the Local Control Funding Fo ...
Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future

Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future

What if school was fun? And what if this fun facilitated rich, meaningful learning? We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational game company FutureBoun ...
Looking Forward as We Say Goodbye: Three Years at South L.A.'s Foshay Tech Academy

Looking Forward as We Say Goodbye: Three Years at South L.A.'s Foshay Tech Academy

Students at Foshay Tech Academy in South L.A. learn how to code, create digital portfolios, and prepare themselves for college or careers after high school.