Founded in 2012, LA School Report is an online news site, focusing on the intersection of politics and education in Los Angeles. We publish news, analysis, and commentary, serving as a hub for today’s most important education-related developments. In the tradition of journalism in the public interest, we seek to provide information and context with one primary question in mind: what is in the best interest of students? We strive to enlighten and provoke; to bring greater transparency and accountability to our city’s elected officials; and to take an honest look at the profound challenges facing the Los Angeles public school system. We seek to look beyond the “reform vs union” debate and instead focus attention on what public officials and policy makers are doing to help improve public education.
Jamie Alter Lynton is the founder and Executive Editor of LA School Report. She was a journalist and television news producer and executive for 15 years, working at CNN, CBS and CNBC. She served as a VP and LA Bureau Chief of Court TV, and managed its educational division. She has spearheaded a number of civic projects both in the political and non-profit arenas and is a board member for Courage Campaign, the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and is a Trustee of the California Institute of the Arts. She joined the National Finance Committee for Obama for America in 2007.
You can reach her at jamie(at)laschoolreport.com.
Michael Janofsky is Managing Editor of LA School Report. He is a career journalist who spent 24 years as a staff correspondent and bureau chief for The New York Times. He specialized in domestic politics and policy, writing on such issues as education, energy, the environment and culture. He began his journalism career as a sportswriter in his hometown, Baltimore. Since leaving the Times in 2006, he has worked for policy groups and nonprofits as a speechwriter, op-ed writer, content editor and blogger.
You can reach him at michael(at)laschoolreport.com
Hillel Aron is an education reporter, who lives in Echo Park. Since the launch of LA School Report, he has covered politics and policy of the LAUSD School Board and School Board elections, delivering the inside scoop on the education fishbowl in Los Angeles. He is also a frequent contributor to LA Weekly.
You can reach him at hillel(at)laschoolreport.com
Leigh Anne Abiouness is the site manager for LA School Report and brings her expertise in website design and functionality and overall problem-solving skills to our shop. She has worked in many different creative positions across the entertainment and multi-media industries. She holds her B.A. in Design | Media Arts from UCLA.
You can reach her at leighanne(at)laschoolreport.com
Brianna Sacks is a second-year graduate student, pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC, where she is also the editor-in-chief of Annenberg’s website, Neon Tommy. She received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University.
You can reach her at brianna(at)laschoolreport.com
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