Email threat. Schools closed. Finals coming! Petition drive? Nice try
A Van Nuys High School student mounted a petition drive to avoid taking finals this week after an emailed threat of violence closed down all LA Unified schools. It didn’t work. Final exams went on, as they did at all other schools. Still, the organizer got more than 1,300 students to sign it over the past...
By Mike Szymanski | December 18, 2015
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...
By LA School Report | August 20, 2014