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Teens: Apply now for the Tedx Orange Coast Teen Challenge 2014!

Parents Advocate League is excited to share a fantastic opportunity for innovative, socially conscious teens in Southern California!  TEDxOrangeCoast is currently accepting applications for it’s annual Teen Challenge Contest.   The Teen Challenge seeks innovative, collaborative and/or

Valley International Prep offers HOT Summer Events!

Wednesday, July 16th, 7pm: “BREAKING INTO THE BUSINESS – Industry Professionals Clue You in to the Tricks of the Trade.”   Casting Director Sheila Guthrie, Producer Brad Koepenick and others will round out a professional panel. Wednesday, July 23rd, 7pm: “VIP S

PAL Speaks Up for School Choice in LAUSD

There is a disturbing trend in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to reduce the school choice options for parents. In April, two of the very successful Aspire public charter schools applied for a charter renewal, but was then denied by a majority of the Board Members. Tru

We Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

  I attend many school board meetings and I am sometimes shocked by the behavior of some Board Members. Here is a recent example of some of the strange and frankly underhanded tactics used at board meetings. In May of this year, the Watts Learning Center (WCL) was on the Los Ange