Tanya Added to Valley SoCal Parenting Speaker Series Next Weds, Nov 12 7p

Hey Valley Parents,
Tanya will be leading a public school seminar next Weds evening at ONE Generation in Van Nuys as part of the 21st Century SoCal Parenting Speaker Series. Come get savvy about all your public school options, including magnet and charter lotteries!

Navigating The School System
Weds, November 12, 2014 7p
ONE Generation
17400 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA  91406
(just East of White Oak)

Register Online:  21csocalparenting.com

Navigating the School System

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Back To School With Tanya Anton of GoMamaGuide

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If you missed the special Back-To-School #Mommy Monday Show with host Kristin Cruz and Tanya Anton this week, do not stress. The show is archived and ready to be streamed or downloaded for your listening convenience. It’s Kristin’s first day of school (well, her daughter’s anyway) and there’s lots to learn to about the public school journey, including tips to make it the most successful ever. Click HERE to listen in.

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Hey, while I’m linking to recent media, here’s that LA Weekly profile piece on GoMamaGuide that came out last week.

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And, for more on school choice, check out the recent KCRW Which Way LA show with host Warren Olney and guests Tanya Anton and Gary Orfield.

There you go. That ought to be enough school talk to get you going! Cheers, and welcome back!

GoMamaGuide Profiled in the LA Weekly!

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Thrilled to be profiled in a piece in the LA Weekly outlining the daunting task of navigating your public school options within the LAUSD!

Here’s a snippet:

Magnets vs. Charters: Meet the Woman Helping You Choose the Right LAUSD School

“It’s that day of the year again – out come the shiny new sneakers, brightly colored backpacks, and paper-bag lunches. Today, more than 640,000 kids from kindergarten through grade 12 return to school as the LAUSD opens its doors for the first day of instruction.

With nearly 900 public schools and 187 public charter schools, LAUSD’s students make up the second largest school district in the nation, supported by an annual operating budget of more than $6 billion.

But that doesn’t mean all students are receiving an equal education. There is a broad range in the quality of teachers, programs and instruction within the district. Some schools are among the state’s best. Others struggle.

The truth is that even once you’ve settled on public schools for your kids, selecting the right one within LAUSD isn’t easy; it involves navigating a complex and confusing system of applications and requirements. It’s enough to make many parents give up.

Enter Tanya Anton.…” 

Read the entire article HERE.

http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2014/08/12/magnets-vs-charters-meet-the-woman-helping-you-choose-the-right-lausd-school

Thanks to reporter Chris Walker- who’s got a cool story of his own – who heard me on Warren Olney’s show the week before and sought me out for the story!

Tanya interviewed by Kristin Cruz on Kost 103.5FM

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I had a fantastic time chatting it up with radio mama Kristin Cruz of Kost 103.5FM and iHeart Radio. We talked kids, schools and why you might need that glass of wine to get through the process of selecting a school in Los Angeles. It’s a fun interview and an easy listen. Check it out:

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Westside Middle School Forum Packs in Parents!

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Tanya speaks to a packed house last Thursday at the Westside Middle Forum at Coeur d’Alene Elementary School in Venice, CA.

Thanks to organizers Julia Morgan and Sandi Wise of the Venice Neighborhood Council’s Education Committee for putting on such a great event featuring nine area middle schools, and thanks to the many parents I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with. Fun!