Developing: Los Angeles teachers union decries new CDC guidelines on reopening schools, demands teachers and school staff be vaccinated before returning to classrooms
Shortly after the Centers for Disease Control unveiled new federal guidance surrounding reopening schools for in-person learning — guidance that prioritizes masking and social distancing as key strategies and outlines a new color-coded system for measuring surrounding community spread — the union representing more than 35,000 Los Angeles teachers pushed back against the suggestion that...
By LA School Report | February 17, 2021
Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified issue joint announcement of online-only start to school year next month
The following statement was released Monday morning by both the Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified School Districts: On March 13, four months ago today, we made the difficult decision to close our schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Much has changed since that time: New research is available, additional information on...
By LA School Report | July 13, 2020
Education must-reads: From charter politics still shaping LAUSD school board elections to an audit finding the state lottery is not putting enough money into Education, 10 new things to know about California’s schools (and beyond)
Education Must-Reads is our daily roundup of the most interesting news articles and analysis surrounding students, schools and California education policy. Charter school politics still in play in LA Unified school board elections The majority of Los Angeles Unified school board seats are up for grabs next week, a pivotal election that will shape how...
By LA School Report | February 26, 2020
The most memorable education articles of 2019: Our top 10 stories about Los Angeles classrooms, students and school policies from the past year
From strikes to financial woes to inspiring educators and shifting graduation requirements, it was a busy year at LA School Report, charting the course of the country’s second-largest school district. As we turn the page on a new year, a quick look back at the 10 stories that resonated most with readers across California in...
By LA School Report | January 2, 2020
Back-to-school reads: The 6 most popular articles we published this summer about the state of Los Angeles schools
With students back in the classroom and LAUSD officials back in action tackling several urgent issues, we thought we’d pause for a moment, look back at the summer break, and resurface our six most popular articles you might have missed while traveling, surfing or ditching your e-mail for a beach read. Here are our top...
By LA School Report | August 21, 2019
Michelle King, former LAUSD superintendent who championed unity, dies at 57
*Updated Feb. 4 Michelle King, who as L.A. Unified’s first female African-American superintendent championed unity and collaboration among all public schools, has passed away at age 57 after fighting cancer. King was “a collaborative and innovative leader who broke down barriers to create more equitable opportunities for every student,” the district stated Saturday in announcing...
By LA School Report | February 3, 2019
The schools we remember most: 7 educators we’re thankful we met this year
From coast to coast, and up and down the Pacific Coast from San Diego to Los Angeles to Washington state, we’ve spent the year traversing the country in search of innovative schools and inspiring student breakthroughs. Along the way, we’ve met many inspiring educators who are lifting up their students and their communities. As we...
By LA School Report | November 20, 2018
Election Liveblog: Across California and beyond, all the latest updates on 56 races that could reshape education policy
From California to New York, we’ve been liveblogging the midterm elections and offering rolling results, insights and analysis of 56 key votes that could drive education policy beyond 2020. Follow along live in the window below; you can also join the conversation by clicking the “Comment” button beneath any post. To get in-depth coverage of...
By LA School Report | November 5, 2018
As LAUSD faces possible teachers strike, new superintendent says, ‘We need parents in that room with us, making more informed, better choices’
This interview was first published by Speak UP. On the brink of what could potentially be the first LAUSD teachers strike since 1989, Speak UP sat down with LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner to discuss labor talks, parent power and how to solve the district’s financial crisis while putting the needs of kids first. The following...
By LA School Report | August 6, 2018
Exclusive video: California’s gubernatorial candidates talk school equity, student standards & reprioritizing education at children’s forum
Three California gubernatorial candidates — Antonio Villaraigosa, John Chiang, and Delaine Eastin — joined a Tuesday evening forum to discuss critical issues facing the state’s 9.1 million children — particularly education — at a nonpartisan community event hosted by three Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations in partnership with LA School Report, which is powered by The...
By LA School Report | May 15, 2018