A new public, state-run STEM school proposed for Los Angeles wins support from two county supervisors but is opposed by two LAUSD board members
*UPDATED A battle over a state-run public STEM school proposed for Los Angeles is heating up with two votes scheduled for Tuesday. Two members of the LA County Board of Supervisors support the school, while two LA Unified school board members say LA is “already addressing the need for STEM education.” Legislation to establish the...
By Sarah Favot | August 18, 2017 7:12 pm
Gonez introduces ambitious resolution to ensure LAUSD students succeed in college and careers
New school board member Kelly Gonez is introducing an ambitious resolution that calls for making detailed data available to the public to ensure students are supported and able to complete college and “access a rewarding career.” With this resolution, called “Creating Pathways to Lifelong Success for Our Students,” Gonez is fulfilling a key campaign promise to...
By Mike Szymanski | August 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Police departments help LA high schoolers raise money for D.C. trip in wake of Charlottesville
Officers from the Los Angeles school police and California Highway Patrol are coming to Dorsey High School on Saturday to help students raise money for a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. “In light of the Charlottesville tragedy, this event will shine the light on hope not...
By Mike Szymanski | August 18, 2017 12:37 pm
State superintendent denounces Trump cuts during tour of LAUSD after-school program
Taking on President Donald Trump and his proposal to cut funding for after-school programs, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson denounced the cuts Thursday in Los Angeles and encouraged students to write letters to their representatives in Congress describing how these programs have benefited them. Torlakson spoke to students and district leaders, including LA...
By Sarah Favot | August 18, 2017 12:14 pm
Morning Read: More community college classes at high schools — and 6 more must-reads
Good morning! 7 must-reads for you, to start the day: More community college classes offered at high schools, with some hiccups Partnerships between school districts and neighboring community colleges are part of a growing movement by educators across the state to improve the transition between high school and college. The California Community College Chancellor’s Office says...
By LA School Report | August 18, 2017 7:28 am
LAUSD launches its first early ed dual-language immersion programs
Dual-language immersion education, battered by decades of struggle in California, has bounced back in a big way in Los Angeles. This year, LA Unified is not only expanding these programs, but for the first time it will offer 10 early education dual-immersion pilot programs: eight in Spanish and two in Korean. And the popularity of...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | August 17, 2017 3:57 pm