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Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 01.22.18
Los Angeles Dreamers march on D.C., joining hundreds of undocumented youth in demanding Congress pass Dream Act this week
*Updated Jan. 17 Los Angeles’ Luis Tadeo sent his DACA renewal application Tuesday from Washington, D.C., where he and 30 other California undocumented youth have gathered with an urgent goal: Get Congress to pass a “clean” Dream Act by Friday. Tadeo traveled with a group of Californians, mostly college students, organized by the Coalition for...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 16, 2018 2:48 pm
LA teachers step up interventions as students’ fears increasingly impede their ability to learn
*Updated Jan. 17 Throughout Los Angeles, the scope and intensity of students’ fears are greater this school year than ever before, teachers say. The possibility of their parents being deported, domestic violence, homelessness, racial tensions, and even fears of terrorist attacks are affecting children more than ever, according to administrators and teachers at both LA Unified...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 16, 2018 7:51 am
Lifting up California’s Latino students in 2018: 4 big things parents say they want to see in their schools this year
In 2018, Latino parents and advocates are preparing to fight for more funds and better support for their students, from kindergarten to a college degree, as data show California’s Latino students are not succeeding at the same rate as students from other ethnic groups. Topping their list: protecting undocumented students’ education, making sure money gets...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 10, 2018 1:29 pm
LAUSD’s school board can begin superintendent search; Ekchian is named interim head
LA Unified’s school board can begin the search for a new superintendent immediately, the district’s lead attorney said Tuesday, and the board president said members will hold weekly discussions as they move to bring stability to a district that has had nine superintendents in 20 years. The school board held its first meeting of the...
By Mike Szymanski | January 9, 2018 7:40 pm
Commentary: How California’s new law on remedial classes can help more college students graduate
In fall 2016, one of my students dropped a well-written essay on my desk. It was the first essay of the semester, so I only asked students to write three to four pages. He wrote six. Fernando Arellano had just enrolled in Mt. San Antonio College after years serving in the National Guard. A father...
By Erin Danson | January 9, 2018 3:48 pm
‘Disappointing but not surprising’ — California’s ESSA plan gets some of the harshest feedback yet from Washington
California’s plan to improve its schools received some of the toughest criticism in the nation from the federal Department of Education, which came as no surprise to parents and education advocates, who will get another chance this week to tell the state how they want their schools improved. On Tuesday, the state has invited the...
By Mike Szymanski | January 8, 2018 1:00 pm