Morning Read: Do we really want commercial billboards on public school campuses?
Editorial: Do we really want commercial billboards on public school campuses? Hollywood High is short on Advanced Placement textbooks and state-of-the-art equipment for its New Media Academy magnet. Suddenly, a billboard company comes along offering … free money! Just let us put an electronic billboard — or two or three — on your well-located campus,...
By LA School Report | December 2, 2016 7:47 am
Morning Read: California school districts have hard time hiring teachers, shortage looming
California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse Tamara Moore thought of herself as a career teacher, but she could see burnout in her future. In her first year, she was putting in 60 hours a week but was troubled by how her school focused more on raising test scores than on working with...
By LA School Report | December 1, 2016 7:23 am
Transparency and accountability: Measuring school effectiveness through growth
By Dr. Cristina de Jesus America’s inequality crisis is getting worse, with the gap in opportunities based too often on parents’ income levels, ZIP code or ethnicity. Too many students and families are not able to tap into the promise of the American Dream because their public education options are limited, and it is long past...
By LA School Report | November 17, 2016 6:50 am
LA School Report welcomes veteran education writer Esmeralda Fabián Romero
LA School Report welcomes Los Angeles education news veteran Esmeralda Fabián Romero, who will serve as senior editor and reporter for LA School Report en Español, the newly launched Spanish-language sister site of LA School Report. Fabián is a bilingual journalist who has worked for some of the most prominent Latino media outlets in the U.S. including La...
By LA School Report | November 15, 2016 8:49 pm
How education fared in California state races
Here are overnight results from some education-related races in California. For national races with education impact, follow The 74’s Election Day live blog throughout today. Incumbents Sweep Oakland School Board Race: A heated Oakland school board contest fueled by the growth of charter schools failed to knock any of the incumbents out. Jody London, Jumoke Hinton-Hodge,...
By LA School Report | November 9, 2016 8:03 am
Californians pass 3 education propositions
Californians passed three education-related propositions, sending more money to schools and bringing back bilingual education. Income Tax Extension Benefits K-12 Education: Proposition 55 extends the income tax rates under Prop. 30 for individuals who earn more than $250,000 a year and couples who earn more than $500,000 a year for 12 years. It passed easily...
By LA School Report | November 9, 2016 6:22 am