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  • Critical thinking is the norm at Hebrew Academy

    Critical thinking is the norm at Hebrew Academy
    As public school districts in Southern California begin to implement the Common Core State Standards in the classroom, one private school in Huntington Beach can claim that it has been focusing on critical thinking — an aspect of the new educational criteria — for 45 years.
  • Support (and empathy) for the kids

    Support (and empathy) for the kids
    Even now, Jennifer Friend wonders if her former classmates from sixth and seventh grades bought the stories she would spin. Growing up, she masked her family's financial instability and episodic homelessness by claiming that her phone wasn't working...

    Filling a black history void

    Filling a black history void
    Barbara Junious would tell her grandchildren stories of what it was like growing up as a young African American girl in Tennessee and as an adult in Chicago during the civil rights movement, but she realized that aside from her stories, they didn't know...

    City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge

    City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge
    I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful. Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...

    Putting instant gratification on pause

    Putting instant gratification on pause
    Though they live in the digital age of instant gratification where quicker is better, students from Sowers and Dwyer middle schools took two hours out of their day last week to slow things down. Instead of having their eyes fixed on a smartphone, tablet...