LA Unified, Special Olympics Team up for Special Needs Kids*
*Update: The district just postponed the event due to weather concerns. A new date has not been set. Nearly 400 special needs students at two dozen San Fernando Valley schools will finish up six weeks of athletic training tomorrow by competing in a day of soccer games hosted by LA Unified and the Special Olympics....
By Jessica P. Ogilvie | November 21, 2013
LA Unified Close to Completing Solar Power Systems
Over the past few years, LA Unified has been implementing a plan to go green by installing solar power systems in 68 schools throughout the district. The plan was well underway last year, and as of today the district is still on track, with 59 schools now equipped with solar power systems and nine left...
By Jessica P. Ogilvie | November 15, 2013
‘Trigger’ Parents Help Return Pre-K to 24th St. Elementary
By the first of the new year, 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams will open a new pre-kindergarten program, a victory for parents concerned with how children were performing in grades beyond. The change came about through California’s new Parent Empowerment Act, the so-called Parent Trigger Law, which lets parents implement changes that include...
By Jessica P. Ogilvie | November 11, 2013
Security Gets a Boost Throughout LA Unified Schools
LA Unified campuses are safer this year with increased security efforts that reflect concerns over school violence, particularly shooters that might make their way on to campus. The district this year has implemented new training and new policies, with an increased number of safety personnel at elementary schools and other campuses. Steve Zipperman, the district’s...
By Jessica P. Ogilvie | November 5, 2013