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LAUSD District 5 Board Election Could Shift Balance Of Charter Power Today

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As voters head to the polls to fill the vacant LAUSD board seat today, the board's pro-charter majority's power hangs in the balance. Ten candidates will be vying Tuesday to fill a vacant seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education in an election that could again shift the balance of power on the seven-member panel. The vacancy was created last July when board member Ref...
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Teachers Approve Deal To End Strike

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"A vast super-majority" of teachers have voted to to accept an agreement reached Tuesday, ending LA's teacher strike. "A vast super-majority" of teachers have voted to approve the tentative agreement, ending the strike, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl said. Teachers will return to their classes Wednesday, Caputo- Pearl said. Union leaders and administrators with the Los...
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LA Teachers Strike

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We are now on day 5 of the LAUSD Teachers Strike. Less than 24 hours before the possible strike of 33,000 LA teachers, the union announced plans to hold off for a few more days. United Teachers Los Angeles is delaying the start of a possible teachers strike until Monday, union leaders announced Wednesday. Thursday was the original strike date publicly set by the union weeks ago, but the...
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Assemblymember Nazarian’s Annual San Fernando Valley Chess Tournament Held in Lake Balboa

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On Saturday, May 12, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian held his 3rd Annual San Fernando Valley High School Chess Tournament and 1st Annual San Fernando Valley Elementary School Chess Tournament at High Tech Los Angeles in Lake Balboa. The LBNC partnered with Assemblymember Nazarian's office to expand the tournament to include elementary school students after the LBNC donated chess sets to several scho...
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Lake Balboa Schools Set to Handle Cardiac Emergencies

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With the passage of Assembly Bill 1719, mandatory hands-on CPR training in High Schools & Charter Schools will go into effect statewide in the upcoming LAUSD school year. Several schools in our Lake Balboa community have already taken steps to train and respond to cardiac emergencies on their campuses. Teachers, Administrators and staff at Valley Alternative Magnet School, Daniel Pearl Magn...
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LBNC Education and Recreation & Parks Committees Win VANC’s “Best of Working Collaboratively to Invest in Education for the Future of Our Children” Award

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“Best of…Working Collaboratively to invest in education for the future of our children” – Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council – Education and Recreation & Parks CommitteesWhen Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council board members were told that their stakeholders were going to move so they could send their children to “good” public schools, Lake Balboa NC created an Education Committee and tasked itself...
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Bidens, Garcetti Launch Free Community College Program

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The program to provide a free year at Los Angeles Community College District was inspired by calls made under America's College Promise. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles education officials Wednesday to launch a program that will provide a year of free community college tuition to Los Angeles Unified School Dist...
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Lake Balboa’s HighTech Los Angeles Makes Newsweek’s List of Top High Schools

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Newsweek’s list of the best public high schools in the country is out, and 51 California high schools made the list, which ranked the 500 best high schools nationwide. The top-ranked school in the state was Whitney (Gretchen) High School in Cerritos, which came in seventh nationwide. The school ranked the highest in California for 2015. Here's a look at all of the California high schools tha...
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LA Unified Town Hall Meeting

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L.A. Unified, Local District Northeast (NE) and Local District Northwest (NW) Invite you to meet L.A. Unified Superintendent Michelle King with Local District NE Superintendent Byron Maltez and Local District NW Superintendent Vivian Ekchian Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Pacoima Middle School Auditorium 9919 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331 (Entrance on Kagel Canyon) 8:00 am Doors Ope...
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Lake Balboa mural honors slain journalist Daniel Pearl

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From http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150524/lake-balboa-mural-honors-slain-journalist-daniel-pearl Students from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School painted a colorful mural featuring the slain Wall Street Journal reporter’s image for which the school is named on Haskell avenue near Victory Boulevard this weekend with Los Angeles police West Valley cadets. The Lake Balboa N...
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Second Wall Mural Project Is a Great Success

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On June 27th and 28th, 2014, the second wall mural on the west side of Haskell near Haynes has been designed and executed by high school students from Birmingham Community Charter High School. The mural design contest was created by Allen Nelson and Roxan Hartstein as a way for our high school students to work to acquire the 40 hours of community service they need for graduation and to beautif...
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Mural Day this Saturday in Lake Balboa! Oct 19

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On Saturday October 19, 2013, starting at 10am, we are having "Mural Day"! The students were the winners in the Design Contest we held for the naming of "Lake Balboa" celebration with our on going efforts to beautify and call attention to the Lake Balboa Community. Students from Magnolia Science Academy 2, working with our LBNC councils "Community Improvement Projects Committee" and City Cou...
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Walk to School Day

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What is Walk to School Day? Walk to School Day is a yearly national event that encourages physical activity among children and youth. It is a way for parents, students, school personnel and other community members to directly experience the walk to school as they walk with students on the day of the event. It often generates wider teaching about the importance of physical activity, awareness of t...
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Crowds Turn out to Learn about Local Control Funding Formula at Spring 2013 Valley Schools Task Force

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From galatzangazette.com More than 85 people crowded into the Daniel Pearl Magnet High School auditorium on a recent Monday night to learn more about Governor Brown’s proposed Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), and what it will mean for the Valley and Los Angeles public schools. Tamar and District officials, Matt Hill and Edgar Zazueta, answer audience members' questions.Tamar holds these...
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LAUSD Board Vice President Tamar Galatzan Talks Education With L.A. Mayoral Candidates

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Starting next week KLCS, LAUSD’s public education station, will air a half hour television special featuring the top mayoral candidates speaking about public education. LAUSD School Board Vice President Tamar Galatzan sat down for one-on-one conversations about public education in Los Angeles with Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James, Jan Perry, and Emanuel Pleitez. Education has been large...
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