Morning Read: Report cautions against Californians replacing Smarter Balanced with SAT — and 6 more must-reads
Good morning! 7 must-reads for you, to start the day: Don’t swap state tests like Smarter Balanced for SAT or ACT, report cautions States should not abandon their high school math and reading assessments in favor of the college readiness tests SAT or ACT, a prominent national education nonprofit advised in a new report. A...
By LA School Report | March 16, 2018
What leadership looks like: Stakeholders weigh in on the qualities they hope to see in LAUSD’s next superintendent
With a formal search now underway for Los Angeles Unified’s next superintendent, stakeholders have lots of ideas on the qualities our next district leader should have. In a new commentary series launching today, local and national education leaders share their thoughts on a fundamental question: What should leadership look like at the top? The district...
By LA School Report | February 19, 2018
Exclusive: Adam Anderson, a third-way candidate for California’s superintendent of instruction, on why he pulled out of the race
Adam Anderson, a third-way candidate for California’s state superintendent of instruction, has pulled out of the race. Anderson, 36, was educated in California public schools through college. He spent six years in Chicago and directed strategy and policy at Chicago Public Schools before returning to California in 2014 to lead strategy and operations at EducationSuperHighway,...
By LA School Report | February 14, 2018
Even as UTLA looks to bolster declining union membership with push into charters, one school’s teachers voted to decertify after just two years
As the Los Angeles teachers union continues to try to organize educators at the city’s largest charter school network, teachers at one of the few independent charter schools that joined the union voted to leave it after less than two years because union officials were pushing their own agenda, according to interviews and documents reviewed...
By LA School Report | February 12, 2018
Shirley Ford, passionate Los Angeles education advocate and co-founder of Parent Revolution, dies
A memorial service for Shirley Ford will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at 24th Street Elementary School. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and to share thoughts, memories, pictures, and stories. Shirley Ford, 69, a Los Angeles mother who helped pass California’s landmark “parent trigger” legislation and made an indelible mark in...
By LA School Report | February 11, 2018
JUST IN: Los Angeles Unified School District announces 3-year health and welfare deal with 8 labor partners
Late Thursday night, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced they had reached a tentative three-year agreement with eight different labor partners over health and welfare payments. The plan still requires ratification by both the unions and the Board of Education. Four key points in the tentative agreement, as distributed to the press in a...
By LA School Report | January 19, 2018