Morning Read: What Trump’s policy means for transgender students in California
What Trump’s policy means for transgender students in California Los Angeles Unified schools haven’t seen an increase in bullying against transgender or gender-nonconforming students recently, said Judy Chiasson, a coordinator in the district’s office of human relations, diversity, and equity. She sees the policy shift in Washington as an opportunity for local schools to publicly reinforce their support for...
By LA School Report | February 24, 2017 8:05 am
Meet an LAUSD school board candidate — District 4’s Nick Melvoin: ‘The district is not providing the education that students deserve’
LA School Report covers the 2017 LAUSD school board race: See all 13 candidate profiles Name: Nick Melvoin Board district: 4 Age: 31 Lives in: West Los Angeles Job: Attorney, educator, nonprofit education consultant, LAUSD substitute teacher, volunteer Married: No Children in LAUSD: No children LAUSD schooling: Kenter Canyon Elementary Other education: Curtis, Harvard-Westlake, bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, master’s in urban education...
By LA School Report | February 15, 2017 10:24 am
At LAX protests, a teachable moment for parents
This article was produced in partnership with our colleagues at The74Million.org. The East Coast protests started haphazardly enough Saturday afternoon. Washington, D.C., residents started gathering at Dulles International Airport around the same time New Yorkers were trekking to JFK’s international terminal — rallied by Facebook Live videos and social media posts that decried President Trump’s...
By LA School Report | January 29, 2017 8:17 pm
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
Barnum: The Growth vs. Proficiency Debate and Why Al Franken Raised a Boring but Critical Issue
‘A Huge Win’: Washington State Charter School Supporters Celebrate Major Courtroom Victory
Clean Sweep: How Washers in Schools Boost Attendance and Improve Day-to-Day Life for the Neediest Students
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