More HS students are graduating, but these key indicators prove those diplomas are worth less than ever
By Kevin Mahnken Last October, in perhaps the final triumphant moment of his administration, President Obama announced that America’s soaring high school graduation rate had risen, again, to an all-time high of 83 percent. Before he took office, the percentage of students earning diplomas languished for decades in the low to mid-70s; now the news...
By LA School Report | March 27, 2017 1:56 pm
Special series from CCSA and live stream: 3 new essays on America’s misleading charter school narrative
This morning, The 74 CEO Romy Drucker will be moderating a panel at the 24th annual California Charter School Conference in Sacramento about how the mainstream press covers, and occasionally distorts, America’s charter schools sector. You can stream the event live here, beginning at 10:45 a.m.: Ahead of the conversation, three of today’s panelists have published a special...
By LA School Report | March 22, 2017 7:18 am
LAUSD Race 2017: Everything you need to know about the 13 LA school board candidates in Tuesday’s election
Three LA Unified school board seats are on the March 7 ballot in what could end up being the most expensive school board race the nation has ever seen. Read LA School Report’s full series of coverage at LAUSD Race 2017. You’ll get profiles of all 13 candidates, highlights of more than half a dozen candidate...
By LA School Report | March 2, 2017 9:55 am
Meet an LAUSD school board candidate — District 6’s Jose Sandoval
LA School Report covers the 2017 LAUSD school board race: See all 13 candidate profiles Name: Jose Sandoval Board district: 6 Job: animal rights educator. Founder of the Latino Alliance for Animal Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide humane education to low-income and underrepresented communities and incorporate concepts of kindness and respect for animals...
By LA School Report | March 1, 2017 2:25 pm
Meet an LAUSD school board candidate — District 6’s Araz Parseghian
LA School Report covers the 2017 LAUSD school board race: See all 13 candidate profiles Name: Araz Parseghian Board district: 6 Job: loan officer who has worked in the finance field for 17 years. He has served on the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and the Professional Child Development Associates Board. He currently serves on the boards of the LA Valley College...
By LA School Report | February 28, 2017 8:49 pm
Meet an LAUSD school board candidate — District 6’s Gwendolyn Posey: ‘Parents, students, and teachers desperately need an advocate’
LA School Report covers the 2017 LAUSD school board race: See all 13 candidate profiles Name: Gwendolyn R. Posey Board district: 6 Job: event planner, community activist, and advocate LAUSD schools attended: Pacoima Elementary School, Maclay Junior High School, and Polytechnic High School Children in LAUSD Schools? Yes, two graduates and a sixth-grader. Platform: school safety (increasing the LAUSD...
By LA School Report | February 27, 2017 7:16 pm