EXCLUSIVE: Successful magnet and affiliated charter schools may suffer in proposed reshuffling of LAUSD’s Title I funds
A realignment of Title I money being proposed at LA Unified could end up hurting some of the district’s most successful schools, many in low-income areas. The school board is discussing funneling more of the federal funding to schools with the highest poverty rates. The plan to reshuffle the federal money was proposed by two...
By Mike Szymanski | June 22, 2017 3:55 pm
New guide outlines how to protect undocumented students and parents in California’s public charter schools
A new guide on how to protect undocumented parents and students in California’s public charter schools was released Thursday to address an increase in student anxiety and absences and a decline in parent participation in school activities in the wake of federal immigration policy changes. The 21-page guide called “Protecting Undocumented and Vulnerable Students” was created...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Here are Latino education advocates’ top priorities and how they fared in LAUSD’s budget
With this week’s approval of a $7.5 billion budget for LA Unified’s upcoming school year, advocates in Los Angeles for Latino education highlighted their priorities to best support Latino students’ success. Here are some of their top goals and how they fared in the budget: Community schools Safe schools, including restorative justice programs Title I...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 22, 2017 3:04 pm
Morning Read: Standout athlete dies from rare cancer a day before graduation — and 7 more must-reads
Good morning! 8 must-reads for you, to start the day: Redondo High basketball star Ryse Williams dies of cancer a day before graduation Redondo High boys basketball standout Ryse Williams, the 2017 Bay League Most Valuable Player who was headed to Loyola Marymount in the fall, died early Thursday morning at age 18. Williams’ coach at...
By LA School Report | June 23, 2017 6:00 am
Black Girls 6 Times as Likely to Be Suspended as Whites. ‘Let Her Learn’ Looks to Reverse the Trend
High School Sophomore Wins Google Contest — and $30,000 Scholarship — With Diversity Doodle
The Political Parallels and Contradictions of the School Choice, Food Choice — Er, Food Stamps — Debate
LAUSD is about halfway through fixing what an independent panel said could lead to bankruptcy
LA Unified has implemented about half of the strategies stemming from an independent panel’s report on the district’s finances, Superintendent Michelle King said at Tuesday’s presentation of the budget. The Independent Financial Review Panel of nine experts commissioned by former Superintendent Ramon Cortines stated that if significant actions weren’t taken, the district was headed toward...
By Sarah Favot | June 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Commentary: Central American and Salvadoran American literature is invisible in public schools
By Randy Jurado Ertll When I was growing up in California, I never read a book in LAUSD schools by a Latino or Latina author. And until college, I never had a Latino or Latina teacher. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 2016, which was spearheaded by former state Assembly member Luis Alejo....
By Guest Contributor | June 21, 2017 5:07 pm