Commentary: Electric buses can help our kids breathe easier — and learn better
By Nancy White Horse As parents, we spend a lot of time worrying about our children’s education: we nag them to finish their homework every night, we push to pair them with the best possible teachers, and we lay awake at night hoping they are going to be prepared for their future. However, we often...
By Guest contributor | July 26, 2017 10:09 am
LA immigrant rights activists prepare for possible teen arrests in ICE raids
Immigrant rights activists in Los Angeles are preparing to assist undocumented youth who may be the target of this week’s federal raids that could include teens. Reuters news service reported that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was planning raids beginning over the weekend and continuing through Wednesday, to arrest suspected gang members who...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 25, 2017 5:57 pm
New rankings: Most & least educated cities, a tale of two Californias
An annual ranking of America’s most and least educated places reveals a true split in California when it comes to educational equity, with six cities scoring in the top 10 and six cities scoring at the very bottom. San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara, taken together, scored third while the area encompassing San Francisco, Oakland,...
By Kate Stringer | July 25, 2017 4:21 pm
Morning Read: The Sacramento schools where most students fail APs — and 5 more must-reads
Good morning! 6 must-reads for you, to start the day: Should schools still offer AP classes if most students struggle on exams? High school students are flocking to Advanced Placement classes in an attempt to earn credits for college, boost their grade-point average and look good on university applications. But are all students ready for...
By LA School Report | July 26, 2017 6:10 am
In California, only 45 percent of last year’s high school graduates were eligible for public universities
Across California last year, only 45 percent of high school graduates were eligible to attend the state’s public universities. Data from the California Department of Education show that since 2010-11, the percentage of students eligible for admittance into University of California and Cal State University schools has climbed by only 1 or 2 percentage points each...
By Sarah Favot | July 24, 2017 2:44 pm
Commentary: Raising LA high school graduation rates by any means necessary is an empty accomplishment
Education is full of priorities: getting kids ready for kindergarten, getting children reading on grade level, developing students’ STEM skills, building social-emotional skills, addressing nature deficit disorder (children spending too little time outdoors), developing thoughtful citizens, training future workers to compete in a global marketplace, and so on and so forth. They’re all interlocked to a certain...
By Conor Williams | July 24, 2017 2:43 pm