Category Archives: Schools

Austin Beutner Won’t Renew His Contract as LAUSD Superintendent

In an April 21 letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, Superintendent Austin Beutner wrote: “As the son of a public-school teacher and the product of a great public education, it has been an honor to … Continue reading

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Palisades Football Beats Fairfax, 35-6, in Season’s Second Game; Plays at Home Saturday

It looked like a different football team when the Palisades High Dolphins took the field on Friday night, before trouncing Fairfax 35-6. A week earlier, the Dolphins were trounced in similar fashion by Venice, 36-0, and seemed like “deer in … Continue reading

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PaliHi to Resume In-Person Instruction in August

At a two-hour town hall Zoom meeting on April 7, Palisades High  Executive Director Pamela Magee announced that in-person instruction is being planned when school resumes in August. Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said, … Continue reading

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Jim Hahn’s Experience Inspires Areté Preparatory Academy in West L.A.  

By LAUREL BUSBY Special to CTN As a young man, Jim Hahn, 54, became both a Fulbright scholar and a member of a group of “ne’er-do-wells” on the island of Yap in Micronesia. An anthropologist, Hahn attempted to “blend in … Continue reading

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Palisades High Club Seeks Donations for A Sense of Home and Foster Youth

BY MAX RODMAN PaliHi President, A Sense of Home When young people age out of the foster youth system, they often enter the adult world with little financial assistance. When they are able to find a home or apartment, it … Continue reading

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Updating Covid-19 Issues at Seven Arrows, St. Matthew’s and Public Schools

Seven Arrows, a private K-6 school in Pacific Palisades, which has operated since September without any outbreaks of the virus, announced in a February 18 press release that “Seven Arrows partnered with Centogene to provide weekly testing for students, teachers, … Continue reading

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Parents in L.A. Public Schools Are Urged to Join a ZOOM Walkout Monday

LAUSD school parents are urged to protest by not attending Zoom classes, starting next Monday. Earlier this week, L.A. County public health officials said that Covid-19 cases had dropped enough to allow elementary schools to reopen—the California requirement to allow … Continue reading

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Cub Scouts Earn ‘Arrow of Light’ Honors

  The Scout Oath begins with “On my honor I will do my best.” On January 31, members of Palisades Cub Pack 223 were recognized for doing their best during a challenging year of scouting. Fifteen Cub Scouts, all fifth graders, … Continue reading

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Pam Bruns, Longtime Palisades Education Activist, Wins a National Human Rights Award

Pam Bruns, founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force (STF), has received the 2020 O’Brien Award for Individual Achievement from the national Human Rights Educators USA. Established in 2015 in memory of Edward O’Brien, a pioneer … Continue reading

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John Evans, a Former Teacher, Charts New Direction for Village School

When John Evans was hired as head of school for Village School last spring, little did he think that the beginning of the 2020-21 school year would be one of social distancing, virtual learning and applying for school waivers. He has faced … Continue reading

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