Education

MedTalks: Welcome to the healthcare field

MedTalks: Welcome to the healthcare field

MedTalks is the Los Angeles Times HS Insider’s first-ever medical column by Sriya Datla. It highlights the role of medicine and discusses various medical specialties with a focus on their impact on modern life. In this week's article, Datla reflects on her experiences...

Column: Being Latina in a classroom of white peers

Column: Being Latina in a classroom of white peers

When I was younger, I seldom thought about my identity; I barely knew what “identity” meant. What is race? What is ethnicity? What is culture? I suppose I always found myself to be a little different than my peers (I attended a predominantly white elementary school in...

Opinion: Education should receive more financial backing

Opinion: Education should receive more financial backing

Free or nearly free college tuition is offered in at least 26 countries including Austria, Brazil, France, Germany and Mexico, according to Britannica ProCon. If this is the case for 26 countries, the United States, as one of the wealthiest nations, should be able to...

Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Dating back to 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece, grades were never once used. Yet, it still spawned the greatest thinkers and writers of all time. Instead of applying grades, they used formative assessment to evaluate if a pupil understood the material being taught....

Deaf History Month series: Education

Deaf History Month series: Education

April 15, the last day of Deaf History Month, celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the first school for the Deaf in the United States. Strides to make education more accessible for the DHH community have been made throughout history and for this section...