Donors cover deposit after LAUSD cancels fundraiser at Trump club
The sum of $7,500 may be chump change for Donald Trump, but it has bought him another round of immeasurable bad press. One day after LA Unified announced it was pulling its annual fundraiser golf tournament for its Beyond the Bell program from Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, two corporations stepped forward yesterday, each donating...
By Craig Clough | July 10, 2015
LAUSD becomes latest entity to dump Donald Trump
Add LA Unified to the list of organizations that wants nothing to do with businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump. The district’s Beyond the Bell branch said today it will not hold the eighth-annual Beyond the Bell Golf Classic, which was scheduled for Nov. 23, at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. The...
By Craig Clough | July 8, 2015
LAUSD plans expansion of after school supper program
LA Unified announced a major expansion of its after school supper program yesterday through its Beyond the Bell Branch. The district currently serves 70,000 supper meals a day at 584 schools. Through new outreach efforts, the number could grow by more than a third, according to a district press release. It is also expected to generate...
By LA School Report | January 16, 2015
LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell program wins prestigious Air Force award
LA Unified’s Beyond the Bell program received some national recognition last week when it was honored with the prestigious Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award from the Air Force Association. The program was the first educational institution to receive the award, which for 66 years has recognized achievements by individuals or institutions in the U.S. Air Force,...
By Craig Clough | September 26, 2014
LAUSD expands search to find enough summer school teachers
As LAUSD kicked off its newly expanded summer school program last month, accommodating more students than ever before, one thing became clear: Sometimes, more money means more problems. And one problem district officials didn’t anticipate was finding enough teachers who wanted to work in the summer. Without a sufficient number, the district scrambled to fill...
By Yana Gracile | July 3, 2014
LAUSD may create the nation’s largest saxophone ensemble ever
LAUSD just might create the largest saxophone ensemble ever tomorrow at the Make Music Los Angeles celebration to commemorate the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone. Make Music LA, a city-based nonprofit, along with the district’s Beyond the Bell (BTB) program and other organizations are calling saxophone players of all ages and skill level to...
By Aaron Stella | June 20, 2014
LA Unified joins with city to serve healthy summer meals
Now that school’s out for the summer, LA Unified is making sure students get at least one healthy and nutritious meal over the two-month break. Officials from LA Unified’s Beyond the Bell program announced yesterday at the Lake Street Community Center that it has partnered with the city of Los Angeles for the first time...
By Yana Gracile | June 6, 2014
With huge boost in budget, LAUSD expands summer school
LA Unified’s summer school programs are getting a massive injection of money this year, to a whopping $29 million from the current $1 million budget. The surge of cash, drawn from a combination of sources, will increase access to classes for struggling students by 600 percent over the previous two years. Altogether, approximately 60,000 students from...
By Vanessa Romo | May 6, 2014