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L.A. Letters Year in Review, 2014

L.A. Letters Year in Review, 2014

This week L.A. Letters reviews many of the key developments of 2014 and also looks ahead at emerging trends for 2015.
Tamales and Scholarships: El Monte's Annual Tamalada Renews a Commitment to Education

Tamales and Scholarships: El Monte's Annual Tamalada Renews a Commitment to Education

El Monte community gathers for a night of tamales in celebration of education, honoring teachers and the memory of civic leader Bobby Salcedo.
The Hour of Code: Activating K-12 Computer Science Education

The Hour of Code: Activating K-12 Computer Science Education

The Hour of Code has activated an unprecedented computer science learning movement for students and teachers.
The Hour of Code is Here!

The Hour of Code is Here!

The event gives everyone an opportunity to explore the tools and learn the language of the 21st century.
How to Get Students Excited About Learning to Code

How to Get Students Excited About Learning to Code

There are online programs that are amazing and helpful, but it is not enough to get an entire class focused and motivated -- a teacher is still needed to facilitate and encourage.
How Do We Come Back? Assemblymember Cristina Garcia on Leadership in Southeast L.A.

How Do We Come Back? Assemblymember Cristina Garcia on Leadership in Southeast L.A.

Before becoming a state Assemblymember representing the areas of Southeast L.A., she had believed that success meant living somewhere better than her hometown of Bell Gardens.