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
Introducing: LA’s first education news site in Spanish
LA School Report, in partnership with The 74, two of the fastest-growing education news sites, are expanding their coverage in Los Angeles with the launch of LA School Report en Español. LA School Report en Español is the first and only Spanish-language education news site dedicated to the Los Angeles Latino community, which comprises three-quarters...
By LA School Report | October 24, 2016 11:20 am
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
I’m Latina and immigration is not one of my top issues during this election cycle
A recent report from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) lends credence to an old complaint often made but rarely acknowledged. An increasing number of Latinos don’t know any other home than the United States, and yet we get immigration shoved down our throats every four years to the detriment of other issues we care about....
By Caroline Bermudez | October 24, 2016 11:10 am