Latino community celebrates as KIPP LA Prep is honored as a National Blue Ribbon School
Education leaders in Los Angeles along with families and members of the community of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles on Thursday celebrated that one of their neighborhood’s schools — KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory School (KIPP LA Prep) — has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Blue...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 20, 2017 7:04 pm
EXCLUSIVE: 42% of LAUSD’s record graduation rate was due to credit recovery or makeup classes
Forty-two percent of LA Unified’s 2016 graduates re-took a class they had previously failed or needed some other kind of credit recovery in order to graduate, district officials said Thursday. Superintendent Michelle King announced in August that the preliminary graduation rate was a record 75 percent, but the district had not calculated how many students...
By Sarah Favot | January 20, 2017 2:56 pm
LA education coalition helps parents navigate LAUSD with new Parent Engagement Toolkit
Community leaders, parents and even educators across Los Angeles agree that navigating LA Unified can be confounding and frustrating, so on Thursday two groups — United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS) Coalition — launched a Parent Engagement Toolkit to help parents understand academic terms, education policies,...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 19, 2017 5:16 pm
Morning Read: Throughout California, teachers mount protests ‘to protect public schools’
Teachers mount protests against Trump’s education agenda and ‘to protect public schools’ All across California on Thursday, protests at schools reflected State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s declaration that all California public schools are “safe havens” for students. Some protestors rallied in support of school districts and schools creating “safe havens” or “sanctuary schools” for undocumented, Muslim...
By LA School Report | January 20, 2017 7:48 am
LA teachers union leads protest at schools against Trump
About 400 parents, teachers and students joined union leaders at a Los Angeles elementary school on Thursday, one day before the presidential inauguration, to protest the incoming administration and to support public schools. The demonstration, called a “Shield Our Schools Action,” drew thousands throughout LA Unified, said President Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of United Teachers...
By Mike Szymanski | January 19, 2017 2:26 pm
LA Unified prepares for Trump inauguration, declares ‘Unity Day’
In preparation for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, LA Unified has declared Friday “Unity Day.” In addition, a district official said LA Unified will be prepared for any potential policy changes under the new Trump Administration and any resulting loss of federal funding. Pedro Salcido of LA Unified’s Office of Government Relations said the district is...
By Sarah Favot | January 18, 2017 3:08 pm