Marshall Tuck wins California school administrators’ endorsement for state superintendent
*Updated Jan. 22 Marshall Tuck’s student-focused campaign for state superintendent of public instruction has earned him the endorsement of the Association of California School Administrators, which hasn’t endorsed in the race for eight years. In 2014, the organization, which represents more than 17,000 California school principals and superintendents, chose not to endorse because they wanted...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Los Angeles Dreamers march on D.C., joining hundreds of undocumented youth in demanding Congress pass Dream Act this week
*Updated Jan. 17 Los Angeles’ Luis Tadeo sent his DACA renewal application Tuesday from Washington, D.C., where he and 30 other California undocumented youth have gathered with an urgent goal: Get Congress to pass a “clean” Dream Act by Friday. Tadeo traveled with a group of Californians, mostly college students, organized by the Coalition for...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 16, 2018 2:48 pm
LA teachers step up interventions as students’ fears increasingly impede their ability to learn
*Updated Jan. 17 Throughout Los Angeles, the scope and intensity of students’ fears are greater this school year than ever before, teachers say. The possibility of their parents being deported, domestic violence, homelessness, racial tensions, and even fears of terrorist attacks are affecting children more than ever, according to administrators and teachers at both LA Unified...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 16, 2018 7:51 am
Lifting up California’s Latino students in 2018: 4 big things parents say they want to see in their schools this year
In 2018, Latino parents and advocates are preparing to fight for more funds and better support for their students, from kindergarten to a college degree, as data show California’s Latino students are not succeeding at the same rate as students from other ethnic groups. Topping their list: protecting undocumented students’ education, making sure money gets...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 10, 2018 1:29 pm
3 keys to helping California’s Latino English learners achieve
*Updated Jan. 8 In California, Latino students face many challenges to succeed academically at the same level as their white or Asian counterparts, but it’s even tougher for Latino English learners, according to “The Majority Report” from Education Trust—West, which details ways they can be supported and lists examples of school districts and organizations that...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 2, 2018 1:12 pm
Our 17 most popular articles about Los Angeles schools from 2017
*Updated Jan. 3 2017 was a big year for education news in Los Angeles, drawing national attention to the most expensive school board race in U.S. history, the looming fiscal cliff exacerbated by declining enrollment, and a new state accountability system that has sparked sharp criticism from parent groups across the state and education advocates...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 2, 2018 7:15 am