LA schools staying dry thanks to past El Niño preparations
Despite record-breaking rainfall over the past week in Los Angeles, the number of leaks and flooding issues at LA Unified schools is minimal and administrators credit the preparations they did for last year’s rather wimpy El Niño. As of Monday morning, there were 2,000 open service calls for issues throughout the district, but only 20...
By Mike Szymanski | January 23, 2017 1:53 pm
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 percent 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
Morning Read: Trump administration not taking immediate action to end DACA
Trump spokesman signals that ending DACA no longer a priority As a candidate, Donald Trump promised that if elected president, he immediately would terminate President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed DREAMers, the children of immigrants brought into the country illegally as minors, to live and work in America legally....
By LA School Report | January 24, 2017 8:23 am
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
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