The Morning Read
Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 10.25.16
9 things you didn’t know about the school police who guard your children
You may have seen the uniformed police officers on campus when dropping the kids off at school. Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know about the Los Angeles School Police Department: • The LASPD is on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week to monitor more than 1,300 schools. • They...
By Mike Szymanski | October 24, 2016 12:39 pm
I’m Latina and immigration is not one of my top issues during this election cycle
A recent report from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) lends credence to an old complaint often made but rarely acknowledged. An increasing number of Latinos don’t know any other home than the United States, and yet we get immigration shoved down our throats every four years to the detriment of other issues we care about....
By Caroline Bermudez | October 24, 2016 11:10 am
LAUSD douses plans for local After School Satan Club
On a technicality, LA Unified turned down the Satanic Temple of Los Angeles from starting up an After School Satan Club on one of their elementary school campuses. But it doesn’t mean the idea is banned until hell freezes over. The district’s decision had nothing to do with the merits of the after school class curriculum....
By Mike Szymanski | October 20, 2016 2:33 pm
A balanced job or ‘they want to kill our charters’? Debate rages after a day of tough charter decisions
*UPDATED LA Unified is struggling to define its role in overseeing charter schools as the numbers of academically strong charters continue to grow across the nation’s second-largest school district. LA has the most independent public charter schools overseen by a single district and usually approves most petitions. But this week a record number of charters,...
By Mike Szymanski | October 19, 2016 4:29 pm