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    LAUSD is inviting members of the public and other interested stakeholders to participate in the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) project. The purpose of the hazard mitigation planning is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of life and property damage from future disasters.


West in the News

  • ‘COUNT ME IN!’ TO A COLLEGE-BOUND FUTURE, LOCAL DISTRICT WEST STUDENTS DECLARE: With graduation season on the horizon, Local District West leaders recently fanned out across the region to recognize the hundreds of students who publicly declared their commitment to attend college after they earn their high school diploma. During the second annual College Signing Day, Local District West Superintendent Cheryl Hildreth and her team traveled by school bus to high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools, where special events reinforced the importance of college readiness. Read More…

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  • FILLING THE ‘NEED’ FOR SPECIAL-NEEDS STUDENTS: Kerrie Egerton was an 11-year-old student enrolled in Catholic school in the north of England when she set her sights on becoming a teacher. At the time, she thought she might teach English or religious studies – subjects that sparked her interest, enlivened her imagination and sharpened her critical-thinking skills. And those were the courses she pursued in college, still with a dream of following in her own teachers’ footsteps. Then she took a course in teaching students with disabilities – the only such program offered in her native country – and it changed the direction of her career path and the vision of the educator she wanted to become. Read More…

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  • FLEXIBLE SEATING CONCEPT PROMOTES STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING AT AGELES MESA: Walking into fifth grade teacher Amanda Tooley’s classroom will challenge any notions of what a classroom is supposed to look like. There are no rows or columns of desks facing a whiteboard at the front of the room. There is no wooden teacher’s desk with an apple on it. Instead, the Angeles Mesa DREAMS Magnet classroom is adorned with throw rugs, couches, plush chairs, coffee tables, exercise balls, high tables and chairs and low desks — not to mention a seemingly endless number of books organized by genre, all beneath the warm glow of various table lamps and hanging lights. The room’s appearance is less like a traditional classroom and more akin to an IKEA showroom or tech company campus in the Silicon Valley. Read More…

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  • CBS 2/KCAL 9 STUDENT AND TEACHER OF THE MONTH: Michelle Gaines-Jones and Andrew Butler (Cowan Avenue Elementary School) 


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