Morning Read: LAUSD school recognized nationally for educational excellence — and 7 more must-reads
Good morning! 8 must-reads for you, to start the day: International Studies Learning Center recognized nationally for educational excellence International Studies Learning Center in South Gate – where students are taught Spanish, French, Mandarin and Japanese – has been named a 21st Century Learning Exemplar School, the first L.A. Unified campus to receive the national recognition...
By LA School Report | November 21, 2017 6:40 am
America’s Super Schools in spotlight for star-studded TV special celebrating HS innovation
By Laura Fay Some of the biggest names in entertainment will come together Friday in an hour-long televised special celebrating innovations in education. Participating performers will include Tom Hanks, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sheryl Crow, and Yo-Yo Ma, USA Today reported. EIF Presents XQ: Super School Live will air on ABC, CBS, Fox, and...
By LA School Report | September 6, 2017 2:27 pm
Melvoin, Gonez ahead in mail-in balloting
The first election results in the LA Unified school board race are in, for mail-in ballots. Nick Melvoin leads Steve Zimmer, 60 percent to 40 percent. Kelly Gonez leads Imelda Padilla, 52 percent to 48 percent. Going into Tuesday, 116,817 of the 866,567 ballots issued had been mailed in and processed, or 13.5 percent. That...
By LA School Report | May 16, 2017 8:38 pm
LAUSD board race balloting: a few complaints but no official investigations
As balloting continued Tuesday for two seats on the LA Unified school board, a few complaints about polling issues in the District 4 race surfaced on neighborhood social media groups, but the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office said no calls had been received about board race problems. As of 3 p.m., only one investigation had...
By LA School Report | May 16, 2017 4:10 pm
John Legend, Bernie Sanders, Barbara Boxer rush to make endorsements in the most expensive school board race in U.S. history
It’s not every day that national political figures like Bernie Sanders and Arne Duncan rush to endorse candidates in local school board races. But then again, very little about the intensifying Los Angeles school board showdown is typical. As we’ve reported extensively in our 2017 election series, this year’s board race — which concludes in...
By LA School Report | May 9, 2017 11:26 am
Your cheat sheet on this week in education in Los Angeles — and quick fact: attendance was up on May Day Monday in LA schools
*UPDATED The week and the month kicked off Monday with 100,000 people participating in May Day marches across Los Angeles, which for the first time in more than a decade all joined together at their final destination at City Hall. Teacher union organizers had called on Superintendent Michelle King to close the schools, but the...
By LA School Report | May 1, 2017 5:41 pm