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Safety tips for new drivers

Alex Torres

April 9, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

If you’re between the ages of 15 and 18, then you’re probably either starting to drive or are already licensed. But with driving comes new responsibilities, and even new dangers that one must face. According to the National...

U.S. Department of Education official visits for mock press conference and Q&A

March 17, 2014

Filed under Multi-Media, News, Special Reports

By ILANA GALE AND CARLOS GODOY Former reporter and now U.S. Department of Education official Massie Ritsch toured Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS) on Monday. Ritsch also held a mock press conference with advanced jo...

New Common Core standards to challenge students

Chris Bower

March 14, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

Science teacher Stephen Schaffter solves problems for his physics and chemistry classes in a unique way, a way meant to foster critical thinking and problem solving in his students. He solves the problems “cold,” i.e. witho...

Importance of technology in Common Core standards

March 14, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

Besides having a large focus on critical thinking and problem solving, the new Common Core standards also stress another crucial aspect of the 21st century: technology. This can be seen in a teaching technique called “flipping...

United States lacks in education compared to other countries

March 14, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

By DION MAZOR   The education firm Pearson confirmed the United States’ 17th spot in education compared to 40 other developed countries in a study conducted in 2012. Finland and South Korea appear at the top the list...

Lack of AP classes at DPMHS disappoints students

Elsy Barcelo

December 13, 2013

Filed under News, Special Reports

When he was in the ninth grade, Max Grinfeld was thinking ahead to college applications and noticed that there weren’t enough Advanced Placement (AP) classes to increase his grade point average (GPA) that would make him competitive...

LAUSD is coming out

October 3, 2013

Filed under Special Reports

By Ana Perez: In hopes of providing a safer environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will celebrate National Coming Out Day (NCOD) for the first time on Oct...

New state law requires equality for transgenders

Natalie Moore

October 3, 2013

Filed under News, Special Reports

  A new state law that supports and requires equal treatment for transgender students throughout California’s K-12 public schools is creating controversy. However, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS) students won’t...

School safety plan: what it is and its importance

Chris Bower

February 16, 2013

Filed under News, Special Reports

Students come to school to learn and broaden their horizons. Questions like “Is my school prepared for an emergency?” don’t cross their minds often. Though it may not be obvious, there is a plan in place at Daniel Pearl Magne...

Timothy Smirnov – OP-ED: Should Americans be suppressed from owning guns?

February 15, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Special Reports

By Timothy Smirnov Web Editor It seems news of shootings in the days following the Newtown shooting have increased tremendously. At first, this came as a surprise to me. Why are there suddenly so many reported casualties involvin...

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