Stories of hope power education town hall in East Los Angeles
Mary Najera didn’t even know what a charter school was when she applied to the first Green Dot Public School, but within two years it had transformed her son who was on the brink of falling into a life of gangs and drugs. Najera told her family’s story Tuesday evening at a town hall event...
By Sarah Favot | October 26, 2016 3:52 pm
How is the largest school police force in the nation keeping LA’s children safe?
Every day, the news headlines make Police Chief Steven K. Zipperman aware of something more he has to do to help 664,000 children feel safe coming to school. Chief Zipperman cradles the responsibility of keeping LA Unified’s students safe, as well as its 60,000 employees. And that’s a tall order in a today’s world, with...
By Mike Szymanski | October 24, 2016 12:36 pm
Morning Read: California will administer new science tests, despite federal push to use old tests
California officials reject federal government’s push to administer old science tests California education officials have decided that students will take only one statewide standardized test in science this spring, a pilot test based on new standards known as the Next Generation Science Standards. The decision, made in recent weeks, pits state education officials against the...
By LA School Report | October 26, 2016 7:28 am
9 things you didn’t know about the school police who guard your children
You may have seen the uniformed police officers on campus when dropping the kids off at school. Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know about the Los Angeles School Police Department: • The LASPD is on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week to monitor more than 1,300 schools. • They...
By Mike Szymanski | October 24, 2016 12:39 pm