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California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)

California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories

Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)

While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.

CA Safe Schools Honors LA Unified & Local Heroes! (tags)

Honorees: Los Angeles Unified School District, Dr. Cathie-Ann Lippman, Maryhelen Torres, Luisa Leschin and Legendary Bob Baker.

Robert D. Skeels applauds Eric Garcetti's Efforts to Save The NVOC-Aviation Center (tags)

LAUSD Candidate Robert D. Skeels commends Los Angeles Mayor Candidate Eric Garcetti for standing up to Supt. John Deasy and Pres. Mónica García's cuts.

The Villaraigosa and García machine's perfect gerrymander (tags)

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAUSD President Mónica García intentionally redrew the District 2 maps to remove the a large base of support from social justice schoolboard candidates.

Recall Mónica García Press Conference (tags)

Activists Announce the Recall Campaign of LAUSD President Mónica García

California Safe Schools Celebrates Fourteen Years of Protecting Schools & Communities! (tags)

The Struggle to Save Adult Education in Los Angeles (tags)

The ongoing struggle to save LAUSD Adult Education continues.

Protecting Sacred Sites: The Kuruvungna Springs (tags)

WEST LOS ANGELES – February 4, 2012 - Just one block South of a very urban section of Wilshire Blvd with 40 story high-rise buildings and often grid locked streets sits the Kuruvungna Springs. The Springs are on a part of the University High School campus. The Springs and the surrounding area were once the site of a Tongva village.

Even Local Businesses Support Efforts to Save LAUSD Adult Education (tags)

A week remains to save LAUSD Adult Education, a lifeline for immigrant families, impoverished communities, and students of color. Several local business have helped in the effort to save the program.

Taking our schools back from the 1% is OccupyLAUSD's goal (tags)

Inspired by Occupy Movements for social and economic justice nationwide, educators and community members are planning to Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) starting Tuesday 10/18/2011.

Tomorrow: Echo Park Moms 4 Education on KPFK 90.7 FM (tags)

Echo Park Moms 4 Education activists to appear on John Cromshow's "Politics or Pedagogy" show on KPFK 90.7 FM on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 8 PM, discussing education issues relevant to our community.

LAUSD's Deasy Disrespects Echo Park Moms 4 Education, but the struggle continues (tags)

Please join Echo Park Moms 4 Education in the fight to keep the Advisory Vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.

Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)

Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?

On Anschutz, Villaraigosa, LAUSD Privatization Candidates, and Riding Dinosaurs (tags)

Exposing Villaraigosa's Coalition for School Reform ties to right wing extremists like Philip Anschutz. Explores how plutocrat dollars flow to so-called reform candidates, who then follow the corporate agenda. Anschutz's Walden Media funded the production of the unabashed corporate charter propaganda piece, "Waiting for Superman."

Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)

On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.

Education crisis in California (tags)

After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.

ARCO GAS Selling Crack Pipes in Watts (tags)

This was mailed to info@la.indymedia.org. It's worth reposting, so here it is. An ARCO gas station is caught selling crack pipes near Samuel Gompers Middle School.

CA Candidate Leonard James Martin Commends Tesla for not Building at Downey Toxic Dump Sit (tags)

Candidate Leonard J. Martin has commended the decision of Tesla Motors Inc. not to build a green electric assembly plant at the contaminated toxic dump site in Downey, California. He also called for an investigation of sickness by Los Angeles County Of Education employees LACOE whose offices are located next to the site.

CA Safe Schools Nominated for NAU Grant for Change Award (tags)

NAU supporting those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities

Décimo día del ayuno de Judith / Day 10 of Judith's hunger strike (tags)

Judith of Danza Cuauhtémoc has been on hunger strike for the past ten days, picking up where the teachers left off in protest of the cuts to schools. Judith, matriarca de la Danza Cuauhtémoc, lleva ya diez días en huelga de hambre en protesta a los recortes a las escuelas.

Lies, Statistics and the Los Angeles Times: "Firing Teachers" (tags)

The LA Times makes it appear as if non-qualified teachers are gaming the system in great numbers, but a careful reading of the article shows that may not be the case.

EPCC SUPPORTS UTLA JANUARY 29 MASS ACTION AGAINST LAUSD AND STATE BUDGET CUTS (tags)

"No to Budget Cuts! Cuts Hurts Kids!" Downtown Los Angeles became a sea of red and multi-colored banners,t-shirts and caps in the afternoon of January 29.. Led by the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA),more than 5,0000 militant teachers and their allies in red t-shirts marched thorugh downtown LA and filled the Pershing Square to protest budget cuts by the California state Governor and the legislature as well as the excessive and lavish spending spree of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)at the expense of teachers as well as the public.

L. A. Teachers Fight Cuts in Education Budget (tags)

A UTLA Member Reports from the Picket Line Over 40,000 teachers, United Teachers Los Angeles, (UTLA), sacrificed an hour of their pay to protest the proposed state budget cuts on Friday, June 6, 2008. LA, CA

Join Robina Suwol of California Safe Schools (tags)

Green California Schools Summit December 4-6, 2007 Pasadena Conference Center Pasadena, CA

LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)

For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.

Join Robina Suwol at Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference (tags)

The Bahia Hotel, San Diego, California - October 23-25

Front Against the Raids to Denounce the L. A. U. S. D. for Checkpoints (tags)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 5:30 P.M. Press Conference at 28th Street Elementary School, 2807 STANFORD AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90011 South Los Angeles

Money for College-LA Greens Petra Kelly Memorial Scholarship (tags)

The second annual Green Party Petra Kelly Memorial Scholarship presented by the Los Angeles Greens will be offered to one male and one female graduating from a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2007, at $500 each.

A Chorus Line Returns To Hollywood High (tags)

The "Line" returns to Hollywood, CA at the World Famous Hollywood High Auditorium located at 1521 Highland Avenue at Selma. On June 8, 15, 16, 2007 at 8 PM and June 17, 2007 at 2 PM, A Chorus Line will hit the stage with stellar performances by the students from the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center, Tickets on sale now at www.hollywoodhightickets.com. Need more info? Contact 323-461-7139 or email friendsofhollywoodhigh@yahoo.com

L.A. Greens Launch Petra Kelly Scholarships (tags)

Honoring the inspirational German Green Party cofounder Petra Kelly, international peace and environmental leader, and cultivating a new generation of young activists; the Green Party Petra Kelly Scholarship awards $500 each to two students graduating from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The scholarship's inaugural winners are Rumeisha Bowyer and Carlos Hernandez.

Don White speaks on Latin America's struggle for social justice - MONDAY MAY 8 at CSULA (tags)

Veteran activist Don White will give a presentation on the upsurge in Latin American movements for democracy and socialism, and what it may mean for us.

Governor Joins Struggle Against Teachers (tags)

Stewart Alexander, candidate for lieutenant governor, oppose Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s move to take control of the LAUSD and says he fully support the position of the teachers, district officials and the unions on this important issue.

Schwarzenegger Signs AB 405: Bill Protects Kids from Exposure to Experimental Pesticides (tags)

Kids & Teachers Are NOT Lab Rats!

SCHWARZENEGGER'S DILEMMA: (tags)

Sign A Bill Banning The Use Of Experimental Pesticides In Schools Or Cave In To Chemical Industry Lobbyists

California Safe Schools Sponsors AB 405 (tags)

Montañez School Pesticide Safety Bill Closer To Governor’s Signature!

Possible Fraud inside LAUSD construction contracts (tags)

African Americans were to receive approximately $15 million in construction contracts, based on a report issued by the Los Angeles Unified School District Small Business Program. These contracts were awarded, but not to African Americans.

LA DEMONSTRATORS BLOCK CAR OF GEN. TOMMY FRANKS (tags)

LOS ANGELES SCHOOL IS SITE OF DRAMATIC CONFRONTATION General Franks, attempting to leave the school in an SUV with tinted windows, was totally blocked by protesters who climbed onto the hood and body of the car and blocked his departure with banners, signs and their own bodies. it remained immobilized in the middle of the street.

ABOUT California Safe Schools Receives $25,000. in Volvo for Life Awards (tags)

California Safe Schools Executive Director Named Finalist in Volvo for Life Awards

California Safe Schools Executive Director Named One of Nation's Top Hometown Heroes (tags)

Volvo for Life Awards

CALIFORNIA PARENTS GAIN RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT PESTICIDES USED IN K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (tags)

EMBRACING THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE & RIGHT TO KNOW

Los Angeles Unified School District possible fraud Black and Hisp. construction contracts (tags)

The LAUSD may be committing fraud with Black and Hispanic construction contracts

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. George Payton, 20, Culver City, died Nov. 14 of combat wounds suffered in Iraq's Al Anbar province [Fallujah]

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (tags)

The LAUSD may be committing fraud with minority construction contracts

Email or letter writing campaign (tags)

The Los Angeles Unified School System (Facilities Services Division), has only awarded $8 million in construction contracts to African Americans. But $78 million in construction contracts were awarded to Hispanics, and $61 million to Asian/Pacific Islanders.

FEDERAL FUNDING NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS (tags)

2004 School Environmental Checklist Helps Parents & Schools

NICHOLAS BAKER RECIPIENT OF LOS ANGELES TIMES "ABOVE & BEYOND " AWARD (tags)

TWELVE YEAR OLD STUDENT RECEIVES LOS ANGELES TIMES AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS -BREAKING NEWS! (tags)

CHILDRENS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH GROUP INSPIRED BY CHILDS ASTHMA ATTACK.

PROTEST Schwarzenegger's Elimination of Minority Science Program (tags)

STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS PROTEST SCHWARZENEGGER'S ELIMINATION OF MINORITY SCIENCE PROGRAM

CAIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS PARTNERS WITH CELEBRATED ARTIST MICHAEL BRUZA (tags)

California Safe Schools Partners with Celebrated Artist Mihael Bruza - Preventing Pests Without Pesticides

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION PRESENTS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS (tags)

Four Los Angeles Unified School District schools won national recognition for their outstanding environmental work. Aldama and Fernangeles Elementary, Millikan, and Sun Valley Middle Schools, are among the first schools to participate in the national Green Flag Program, which works with schools to teach kids a hands-on approach to solving environmental health problems before they start.

Los Angeles Unified School District vs the Community of 52nd Place and 53rd Street (tags)

The Los Angeles School District has threatened long time residence and business owners with the law of eminent domain in their desire to remove elderly and poor citizens from their homes in order to build schools and income producing apartments.

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