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Monica Bushman is an Associate Producer on KPCC's The Frame program.
Prior to that, she worked on KPCC's Take Two program and the local broadcast of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Monica began her career in radio as a producer for PRI's "America Abroad" in Washington, DC. Before coming to KPCC, she worked on various NPR shows including "Talk of the Nation" and "Morning Edition."
Monica is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a native of Anaheim, California.
Stories by Monica Bushman
Private schools (also called independent schools) generally fall into three types of educational philosophies: religious, traditional, or progressive.
"Togetherness" focuses on L.A. parents Brett and Michelle. Dissatisfied with her school options, Michelle is inspired to join a group trying to start a charter school.
The first charter school law was passed in Minnesota in 1991. California followed suit the next year, thanks in no small part to State Senator Gary K. Hart.
There are more students in L.A. charters than any other district in the country. It's tough to navigate the options. Find out the questions to ask, how to apply and more.
After Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal cancer his parents decided to live like their son was living. Then they turned their experience into a video game.
There are 210 magnet programs within LAUSD, each with its own particular theme— from STEM to public service to visual and performing arts.
How do you find out which school is yours? What if it's full? What if you live in one neighborhood but work in another?
What is a "good" school? Do all the choices out there make it easier or harder to find one? Even if you don't have kids, it's something to consider.
As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And in a presidential election season, it pays to be an impersonator.
LA artist Linda Vallejo transforms Cate Blanchett into "Catarina Blancarte." Audrey Hepburn is "Aurora Hernandez." The Oscar statuette? He's brown too.
Los Angeles was actually a city built for the trolley, and plans for a smoothly integrated freeway system were doomed from the start.
With lagging student achievement, dwindling enrollment and funding problems, how can Michelle King begin to turn LA Unified around?
Moby made the move to L.A. from his native New York five years ago. Now he's got a new vegan eatery in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood called Little Pine.
As many Angelenos will tell you, Los Angeles can be a pretty great place to live. But 2015 might have been the year that everyone else got wise to it too.
Steve Zimmer, president of the LAUSD school board, says he's proud of how the school district and Los Angeles responded to yesterday's threat.