Morning Read: LAUSD seeks new superintendent who will build bridges between charters and district schools — and 6 more must-reads
Good morning! 7 must-reads for you, to start the day: LA’s choice: In charter wars, board members say they will seek bridge builder as next schools chief As the Los Angeles Unified school board gears up to select a successor to Superintendent Michelle King, one of the major issues it will have to consider are...
By LA School Report | January 23, 2018 6:15 am
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 11:30 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