Morning Read: L.A. County investigates relationship between public and Catholic schools — and 5 more must-reads
Good morning! 6 must-reads for you, to start the day: L.A. County to investigate public school system’s enrollment of Catholic school students Los Angeles County education officials have launched an investigation into fiscal and legal questions surrounding a small public school district that has been enrolling Catholic school students. The inquiry centers on the Lennox...
By LA School Report | September 21, 2017 6:15 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