Big news: from LA School Report founder Jamie Alter Lynton
Founder of LA School Report, Jamie Alter Lynton announces a partnership with education news site, The 74 Million
By Jamie Alter Lynton | February 1, 2016
Why we are closing down comments on our site (for now)
Readers of LA School Report may notice that we are no longer providing an option for posting comments, following in the footsteps of other news outlets recently. While our comment section sometimes served as a lively place for informed debate with differing opinions on education issues in Los Angeles, it has increasingly become a repository for...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | April 21, 2015
Final Results: LAUSD School Board Race
By Jamie Alter Lynton | March 4, 2015
Attention readers: site comments are now through social media
Starting today, LA School Report is turning to social media for reader comments. We’re shedding our current model, which required logging into the site. As always, we welcome civil discourse and encourage any and all readers to bring thoughtful points of view to our coverage. At the same time, we ask readers to refrain from...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | December 5, 2014
Tiny LA district is approving charter schools beyond borders
A tiny, rural school district in northern Los Angeles County is under growing scrutiny over its approval of more than 20 new charter schools in the last few years, the majority of them serving students outside of its own district boundaries. At least three are within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The small district,...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | November 4, 2014
Top 5 reasons the school board won’t vote on Deasy
Will the fate of John Deasy, the beleaguered LA Unified school chief who evokes passion among both supporters and critics, come down to a school board vote at his performance review scheduled for later this month? We say unlikely. Here are the top 5 reasons why: FOUR VOTES NEEDED (AND ITS PUBLIC) When the...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | October 8, 2014
LAUSD Board calls closed-door meeting to discuss Deasy
The LA Unified school board has scheduled a last-minute closed-door meeting next week to discuss its top employee, superintendent John Deasy. Sources tell LA School Report that the meeting was called to give the seven school board members a chance to discuss what criteria they would like to include in the superintendent’s upcoming annual performance...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | September 24, 2014
Kamala Harris: absenteeism interferes with ‘students’ rights’
California Attorney General Kamala Harris appeared at LA Unfiied’s Malabar Elementary School today to highlight a report on truancy released by her office this week that shows a high correlation between attendance problems and both income and race. But the argument she’s using to bring attention to the issue is curious: the report notes the...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | September 12, 2014
School board election results: McKenna wins despite gains by Johnson
Amid a deep split in the black community in south Los Angeles, retired administrator George Mckenna won a seat on the LA Unified school board, fighting back substantial gains made by Alex Johnson a young education aide to County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, in a special election runoff yesterday. Marked by voter low-turnout, the unofficial final...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | August 13, 2014
Low voter turnout predicted in LAUSD board race
Even as the runoff election appears to be tightening to fill the vacant LA Unified school board seat in south LA, the question is not only who will win, but just how low can voter turnout go? Set for August 12, the stand-alone election not only falls in the dog days of summer, but also...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | August 4, 2014