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Education Through Music provides a melody in schools

MAKING A DIFFERENCE It may sound cliché to say that music is the universal language, but Victoria Lanier, a music educator, believes it to be true. She also believes music is life. As the founder of Education Through Music – Los Angeles (ETM-LA), a nonprofit that partners with inner-city schools to provide music as a Read More…

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PLANNING FOR PARITY

LAUSD launches community school plan at Crenshaw, Dorsey and Washington SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A comprehensive plan that hopes to achieve parity for low-performing schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been launched at three high schools with large African-American student bodies and the middle and elementary schools that feed them.  At the Read More…

Community Local News Making a Difference West Edition

Playworks provides personalized programs for child’s play

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Ann Nguyen joined Playworks Northern California in 2009.  For two years, her students at East San Jose’s Santee Elementary knew her as “Coach Ann.” While in that role, Nguyen served the kids in her community with the power of play, transforming the culture of the school.  After spending five years as a Read More…