About LA School Report



laschoolreportsquarelogoFounded 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; is a Trustee of the California Institute of the Arts and joined the National Finance Committee for Obama for America in 2007. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters, Eloise, Maisie and Lucinda.

You can reach her at jamie(at)laschoolreport.com  [use @ for (at)]


Michael Janofsky

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  [use @ for (at)]

Vanessa-RomoVanessa Romo is a Los Angeles-based journalist with a passion for education coverage. Before joining LA School Report full time she worked for KPCC, Take Part and KPLU. Her radio reporting work has aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Marketplace.

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craig cloughCraig Clough is a journalist with experience covering the issues that impact Los Angeles. Before joining LA School Report he was an associate regional editor at AOL-owned Patch.com, focusing on crime, politics, business and education in the LA region. He has also been on staff at Internet Broadcasting, where he covered national news, as well as The Antelope Valley Press and The Daily Mining Gazette. His work has appeared on the home pages of The Huffington Post, CNN.com and dozens of TV news Web sites around the country.

He can be reached at craig[at]laschoolreport.com [use @ for (at)]



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