A groundbreaking lawsuit that seeks to undo teacher job protections is scheduled to kick off Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit was filed two years ago on behalf of a then-student Beatriz Vergara and eight other public school students.
The controversial No Child Left Behind law did help low-achieving students do better in the classroom, but a 2008 report found that it actually caused teachers to pay even less attention to high achieving students.
The world of film has the Golden Globes and the Oscars, but Sunday night musicians get their time to shine. The 56th Grammy Awards offers a smorgasbord of sound with rap and hip-hop featuring prominently.
Larry and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Tim Cogshell review this week’s releases, including Gloria, Like Father, Like Son, Run & Jump and more. Then, Larry checks in with critic Claudia Puig to hear about the films most deserving of attention at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. TGI-Filmweek!
The Academy is acknowledging Steve Coogan’s serious side. The comedian’s film Philomena, in which he stars alongside Dame Judi Dench, has received four Oscar nods, including nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Larry Mantle and the KPCC film critics are ready for their close-ups. The 11th annual “FilmWeek on AirTalk” Academy Awards preview is coming to the historic Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 23rd.
Studies suggest that Asian-American students at highly selective universities have mean SAT scores considerably higher than their classmates yet are rejected at a disproportionate rate. Enrollment at the Ivies remains stagnant as the number of Asian students in the US has more than doubled in that period.