Calls mount to end mandatory random searches at LA schools
While students in Los Angeles face growing anxiety over the Donald Trump presidency, there’s increasing pressure to end the school district’s random searches that go on every day at middle and high schools. Momentum is greater than ever to end the mandatory practice at LA Unified after the election of an administration that threatens to deport undocumented students, punish sanctuary...
By Mike Szymanski | December 5, 2016 5:23 pm
Even as they comfort students, undocumented teachers in LA share the same fears about DACA
Francisco Bravo is proud to be an educator and serve students with special needs in Lincoln Heights. Obtaining his college degree and then a master’s degree in education as an undocumented student was hard, but not as difficult as now facing possible deportation and losing everything he has achieved if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | December 4, 2016 6:24 pm
Hollywood High hopes to make money for textbooks by erecting a digital sign at one of LA’s most dangerous intersections
The principal at Hollywood High School has taken to heart the superintendent’s call to think creatively of ways to raise money for her school. The LA Unified School District doesn’t provide her the Advanced Placement textbooks she needs to get her students ready for college, and she wants to install state-of-the-art equipment at the school’s New Media...
By Mike Szymanski | November 22, 2016 10:28 am
Morning Read: LAUSD board appears ready to vote on Michelle King’s strategic plan
‘We need to get moving’: LAUSD’s King urges school board to approve retooled 3-year plan After months of back-and-forth, Los Angeles Unified school board members finally appear poised to sign off on Superintendent Michelle King’s strategic plan, a crucial visioning document school district leaders will use to chart a course for the next three years....
By LA School Report | December 7, 2016 7:20 am
High school creates a gift for blind senior: A one-of-a-kind Braille yearbook she can read
By Nathania Johnson Every year, Maycie Vorreiter bought her high school’s yearbook and asked her friends to sign it. She could never read it herself, though, having been born blind, so her assistant or her twin brother had to read it to her. “I’ve ordered a yearbook every year, basically just to be included in...
By Guest Contributor | December 6, 2016 5:03 pm
Morning Read: New study examines successful black and Latino boys’ experiences
Why it’s important to talk about successful black and Latino boys While Chukwuagoziem Uzoegwu was growing up, his mother often would throw what he and his brothers called “educational tantrums.” On those weekends or on random days in the long stretch of summer vacation, the Uzoegwu boys would be barred from TV “from sun up to sunset,” he said. “Leisure time was spent reading. Leisure time was...
By LA School Report | December 6, 2016 7:29 am
Fake news isn’t just an internet problem, it’s a classroom crisis. A new push for media literacy
By Tim Newcomb Alarm over the ease with which Americans are duped by fake news continues to grow. With propaganda-filled stories and hoax articles crowding social media feeds — where more than 60 percent of people in the United States now get their news — during the recent election cycle, lack of media literacy among...
By Guest Contributor | December 1, 2016 10:44 pm