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Michael Paolillo April 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm
How do you not include el segundo
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 18, 2014 at 07:35 am
El Segundo is not on the Washington Post's list. Remember, it's not measuring how many kids actuallyRead More pass the college-level tests (it does mention that, but it isn't how the schools are ranked), but how many kids take a college-level test in the first place.
The Palos Verdes High School girls water polo team. Photo courtesy PVHS.
Mary Jo Hazard April 11, 2014 at 08:13 am
I’m proud to say I have three grandchildren with great grades on three of these teams, JordanRead More Hazard, a senior at Palos Verdes who played football and basketball, Tyler Hazard, captain of the jv basketball team at Peninsula and Kiersten Hazard goalie of the water polo team at Peninsula!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 11, 2014 at 08:15 am
You have a lot to be proud of! :-)
A judge hearing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure is hearing final arguments today. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Capo Parent April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Union tools, and dull ones at that.
shelly April 4, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Capo Parent, Why the name calling?
fact checker April 4, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Because factual and respectful discussions aren't getting the results wanted. It's easier to trashRead More than it is to back up a losing prospect.
E-cigarettes will be allowed in just a few places at Los Angeles Harbor College. Patch file photo.
Alissa Miyamoto March 19, 2014 at 08:15 pm
It's very foolish for school officials to limit this and treat it as smoking real cigarettes whenRead More it's SUCH a better alternative that should be praised instead of shunned since it is better for the environment and does not contribute to second hand smoking
Wendy Graves March 21, 2014 at 09:11 am
I wholeheartedly support this action against Ecigs. As a recently-quit-very-long-time smoker, IRead More personally don't want to have to breathe in anymore nicotine which is what makes you addicted, nor should others have to be subjected to the involuntary ingestion of it and God knows whatever else is in it! Also, apparently, it's not known what the long-term effects of using Ecigs is down the line. I feel it's just WRONG to have to involuntarily ingest anything other than good ole fresh clean air, to begin with, period!!
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CLaude Todoroff December 8, 2013 at 02:57 pm
My 5 steps: 1. move to a state that hasn't adopted Common Core. 2. home school 3. find a privateRead More school that doesn't use common core 4. eliminate the Dept. of Education and its funding 5. defeat the politicians who are supporting this government take over of education. It would also help to educate parents on how this is just another attempt to dumb down our kids and turn them into mindless robots that need the government to run their lives.
Sandra Goetz December 8, 2013 at 04:19 pm
Just say NO! to Common Core.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
CLaude Todoroff November 14, 2013 at 06:09 pm
Kids won't be able to read the Declaration of Independence if they can't read cursive. I never heardRead More the word cursive until my daughter came home from Anza Elementary School about 12 years ago. When I went to school we got graded on handwritting and teaching printing was secondary. If you have to take notes you can do it faster in cursive than by printing. Since we still sign checks, legal documents, credit cards, passports, tax returns, driver licenses etc. it seems incredible you wouldn't put cursive on the front burner and printing on the back burners. This is how the left tries to dumb down our kids. Common Core takes local control of the schools out of the hands of parents and local school board and gives that control to overpaid bozos in Sacramento and D.C. This is what Agenda 21 is all about.
DR. Tim Scully November 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Having been a product of Catholic Schools fountain pens, ink eradicator, and cursive were the ordersRead More of the day. Depending upon a males age and developed motor skills and hand eye coordination cursive ranged from that of most doctors' prescription writing to rather bulbous attempts at letter connection. The claim that cursive will be come a thing of the past is over stated exaggeration. Kids will learn how to sign their names, read the constitution, and any other cursive related document. Common Core does not set out to remove the pen from the students hand. In fact, it does just the opposite by requiring more written responses in subjects other than English. The overwhelming majority of students at all levels print. Granted this is one step lower on the evolution scale, but it gets the job done. Given your statement your Common Core mentors are making you look foolish. This is too bad. Embarrassment will go away with time. Ignorance can be overcome. Paranoia is debilitating.
Blue is bad news. California is among 17 states/districts where eighth-graders had lower-than average math test scores.
robin November 13, 2013 at 07:10 pm
California schools have progressively gone down hill since the 80's. Many reasons why and they'reRead More not being addressed.
FILE PHOTO: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. Photo credit Vickey Kalambakal.
Jim November 9, 2013 at 07:05 pm
Strange story! I'm not defending this guy, but I'm wondering if he were straight would the headlineRead More read :Parents: Former PVPUSD Administrator Posted Straight Porn on Adult Video Website?
Dennis November 10, 2013 at 07:41 pm
I have to agree with Jim.