Morning Read: Trump administration not taking immediate action to end DACA
Trump spokesman signals that ending DACA no longer a priority As a candidate, Donald Trump promised that if elected president, he immediately would terminate President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed DREAMers, the children of immigrants brought into the country illegally as minors, to live and work in America legally....
By LA School Report | January 24, 2017 8:23 am
The best 150 colleges for underrepresented students: LA charter group releases its go-to list
A Los Angeles charter school organization that sends 95 percent of its graduates to college wanted to make sure its students made it not just to but through college. So it developed a list of colleges that would give students the best chance at graduating. Alliance College-Ready Public Schools’ college ranking system identifies the top 150 colleges...
By LA School Report | December 8, 2016 10:18 pm
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