Commentary: Central American and Salvadoran American literature is invisible in public schools
By Randy Jurado Ertll When I was growing up in California, I never read a book in LAUSD schools by a Latino or Latina author. And until college, I never had a Latino or Latina teacher. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 2016, which was spearheaded by former state Assembly member Luis Alejo....
By Colaborador especial | June 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Commentary: Tony Thurmond takes a walk on teacher tenure bill
By Chris Bertelli California State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond is running for California Superintendent of Public Instruction but it might be hard to tell why based on a couple of recent votes on one of the most important education issues facing the state. The East Bay Democrat sits on the Assembly Education Committee, which would seem...
By Colaborador especial | June 13, 2017 4:25 pm
Commentary: How LAUSD set its graduation requirements
By David Tokofsky Now that the dust of the school board election has settled and the mailers are in the recycling bin, the tough job of setting policy for the nation’s second-largest school district lies ahead for the new and returning members of LAUSD’s Board of Education. It is always good to ground policy on...
By Colaborador especial | June 7, 2017 3:50 pm
Commentary: Boosting LA’s grad rates is about more than education. It’s tackling inequity head on and giving students the support they need.
By Deborah Marcus When Dou’Jae Rice’s father was killed during her sophomore year of high school, the pressures of providing for her family could have forced the straight-A student to drop out. But that didn’t happen. Instead, Dou’Jae was able to tap into a network of support at LAUSD’s Hamilton High School that kept her...
By Colaborador especial | June 6, 2017 1:52 pm
Black Girls 6 Times as Likely to Be Suspended as Whites. ‘Let Her Learn’ Looks to Reverse the Trend
High School Sophomore Wins Google Contest — and $30,000 Scholarship — With Diversity Doodle
The Political Parallels and Contradictions of the School Choice, Food Choice — Er, Food Stamps — Debate
Commentary: School choice could make college affordable
By John Kruger Imagine starting your college journey with a $75,000 scholarship. If that piques your interest, you’ll want to tune in to a brewing education battle in the Golden State. While the school choice debate has often centered on education outcomes, its fiscal impact in California is also of serious consequence. School choice could...
By Colaborador especial | June 2, 2017 2:52 pm
With 6 wins in 7 years, Granada Hills Charter High School extends its dynasty in the U.S. Academic Decathlon
By Kevin Mahnken What Serena Williams is to the Grand Slam, what the John Wooden UCLA basketball teams were to the NCAA tournament, and what Magic Johnson to the NBA finals — that is what Granada Hills Charter High School is to the rarified world of the United States Academic Decathlon: an iconic L.A. powerhouse...
By Colaborador especial | May 31, 2017 4:07 pm