Reading and math learning should not rest during summer break. Here are some options to keep kids learning in LA.
Parents who model reading at home can help their children from falling into a “summer slide” during the long break, says award-winning East LA teacher Joshua Martinez. Martinez laid out a series of tips for parents in a recent interview with LA School Report. His fourth-grade class at KIPP Raíces Academy is 100 percent Latino,...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 26, 2017 2:44 pm
Where to find free meals for children this summer at LA’s schools and other sites
Regular classes are on break for the summer, but meals are still being served at 300 LA Unified schools until July 28. There are 430,000 low-income youth who are eligible for the free meals, or 76 percent of all district students. The schools will offer free breakfast, lunch, and snacks. LA Unified is also partnering...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 26, 2017 2:35 pm
New guide outlines how to protect undocumented students and parents in California’s public charter schools
A new guide on how to protect undocumented parents and students in California’s public charter schools was released Thursday to address an increase in student anxiety and absences and a decline in parent participation in school activities in the wake of federal immigration policy changes. The 21-page guide called “Protecting Undocumented and Vulnerable Students” was created...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Here are Latino education advocates’ top priorities and how they fared in LAUSD’s budget
With this week’s approval of a $7.5 billion budget for LA Unified’s upcoming school year, advocates in Los Angeles for Latino education highlighted their priorities to best support Latino students’ success. Here are some of their top goals and how they fared in the budget: Community schools Safe schools, including restorative justice programs Title I...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 22, 2017 3:04 pm
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Los Angeles charter groups give students two months’ more math learning than other LA public schools, analysis of new CREDO data finds
*UPDATED Students in Los Angeles’ 13 largest charter school networks are gaining an average of 50 additional days of learning in math and 24 days in reading compared to other LA public school students, according to an analysis of data in a new Stanford University report. The top four LA charter networks in learning gains...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Los Angeles DREAMers say new federal statement on DACA only heightens their fears
Although the Trump administration announcement that protections for young “DREAMers” under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue for now, Los Angeles immigrants and their advocates believe the risk of being deported is even greater. The DACA news came in an announcement late Thursday by National Security Secretary John Kelly as he declared...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 16, 2017 5:47 pm