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Toni Klugh: Destined for Community

Toni Klugh is in her fifth year as principal of Community Magnet Charter School, a National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished Elementary School located in Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Ready, Set, Go! School is back in person and here’s what you can do to be ready

Fall is around the corner, and this means that soon parents will start shopping for back-to-school items and preparing their children for the first day of school. While the last year has been fraught with challenges for many as a result of the COVID pandemic, Los Angeles Unified families will be happy to know that the district has high safety standards in place at every campus, and schools are gearing up for full-day in-person instruction and enrichment activities five days a week starting Monday, August 16. Here’s what the new school year will look like: Safety First All schools have

EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Francis 

Francis has visited over 25 high-performing schools across the nation to learn what it takes to make award-winning, high-quality public charter schools. She believes charter schools offer an alternative option to parents and students who are not satisfied with the options available to them. 

Early Childhood Ed. Programs Out of Reach for Many Homeless Parents

The growing awareness around early childhood education has led advocates in L.A. County and across the country to push for more programs that serve families in low-income communities and communities of color. But for families living on the street, accessing these programs remains a challenge.