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Early Childhood Development

English Learners start off ahead in kindergarten with TK

Research from the American Institutes of Research has found English Language Learners start off kindergarten ahead if they first attend Transitional Kindergarten. They outperformed English Learners who didn’t attend TK in math, language and literacy, and English proficiency. However, the study also found that while the TK students stayed ahead, the non-TK students were able to close much of the gap by spring. 

8 public spaces to honor service members on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend, several locations across Southern California will honor members of the armed forces who died while serving their country. See our map of locations across Southern California to honor fallen veterans in any sector of military service.

SoCal, What's Good?

The Historic Streetlight Museum

What it is:
It’s the ultimate collection of Los Angeles streetlights, all in one place.
Why it's cool:
You get to experience the story of Los Angeles, told in streetlights.
You should know:
It's only open once a month for 30 minutes. Be sure to check their website schedule to make sure they're open!