Blog Archive: Education

“They didn’t counter hate with hate; they countered it with love”: A Redondo Union student’s father observes the Westboro counter-protest

by Jeff Klopmeyer It’s been 30 years since I was a high school student, but on Monday, January 11 2016, I learned a lesson at Redondo Union High School that will stay with me forever. My son is a student at RUHS, and about a week ago, I received an email from the school to inform us that the infamous Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group recognized by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern

‘My kids are everything’: Fearful parents keep kids home from South Bay schools, too

Priscilla Serrano’s three children don’t attend Los Angeles Unified schools, but she kept them home anyway Tuesday. And she wasn’t alone, as fear spread among parents throughout South Bay school districts in response to the threat that prompted closure of every campus in the nation’s second largest school district. “My 8-year-old started crying, saying, ‘What if they bomb tomorrow instead?’ ” said Serrano, whose three children attend Fern Elementary School in the Torrance Unified School District.

‘Business as usual’ at RUHS following ‘non-specific’ graffiti threat

Threatening graffiti at Redondo Union High School caused a minor scare on Friday, thanks in part to a cancellation-causing threat at Manhattan Beach’s Mira Costa High School. A photo began making social media rounds around 8 a.m. on Friday, featuring three lines of red spray paint, on the sidewalk near the school’s student union: “YOU ARE ALL [expletive] ANIMALS BEING LED TO THE SLAUGHTER AS YOU DESERVE.”

School of wow: How a team of forward thinking administrators reinvented century old Redondo Union High School

It’s 1:04 p.m. and 2pac’s “Changes” is playing over the public address system at Redondo Union High School. “It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes,” the rapper urges. “Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other.” The music can be heard from every corner of the 56-acre campus, alerting students they have one minute to get to their fifth period class. 2pac’s lyrics, intentional or not, represent the ethos that has come to define Redondo Union’s recent, meteoric ascent.

Famous Quotes from Around the World

Anonymous Confucius Charles Morgan Eleanor Roosevelt Bernard Baruch James Feibleman Friedrich Nietzsche J.D. Salinger Margaret Bonnano Robert Frost James Oppenheim George Santayana Robert Brault Theodor Fontane Satchel Paige Charles Schulz Edmund Burke Bill Keane Ian Percy Shakespeare Albert Camus Helen Keller Plato Lewis Thomas Dale Carnegie Abraham Lincoln William Purkey Unknown Allan Chalmers Groucho Marx Chuck Reid Mae West Bernard Baruch “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t

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