LA’s Jim Blew is nominated for high-level Dept. of Education post
Los Angeles’ Jim Blew has been nominated to become the U.S. Department of Education’s assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development, according to a White House press release issued Thursday. Education Week reported in June that Blew was the front-runner for the position. He still needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Blew...
By Laura Greanias | September 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Best of June: Highlights from LA’s graduation and budget season
*UPDATED June is graduation and budget season. If you were busy preparing for either of those, here’s a quick look at what happened this month, as reflected in some of our top stories. To make sure you get all the news, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our website. And don’t forget...
By Laura Greanias | June 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Zimmer and Melvoin in their last debate: good guys with sharp tongues
They both agree the other’s a good guy. What they don’t agree on is whether LA Unified is a success. On Monday night, LA Unified school board President Steve Zimmer faced Nick Melvoin in their last debate before the May 16 runoff. The audience of about 75 at Palisades Charter High School was the most...
By Laura Greanias | May 9, 2017 5:08 pm
Zimmer and Melvoin face off in their first one-on-one debate. The most unruly? The audience.
*UPDATED Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin met Sunday evening in their first one-on-one debate, heading into the final three weeks before the May 16 runoff for the LA Unified District 4 school board seat. Moderator Dr. Fernando J. Guerra of Loyola Marymount University had to dig deep at times to find daylight between Zimmer, the...
By Laura Greanias | April 24, 2017 12:50 am
District 4 board campaign heats up: A few zingers as Zimmer, Melvoin, Martayan and Polhill debate deficits (and DeVos)
The four contenders for the District 4 seat on LA Unified’s school board met on Thursday night for the second time, in a forum at Paul Revere Middle School in Brentwood. There were a few zingers, some rather polite versions of sharp elbows and hoots of support from the 150 or so in the audience...
By Laura Greanias | February 3, 2017 11:37 am
Watch now: Michelle King’s first State of the District address
LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King is giving her first State of the District address this morning. Watch it live here.
By Laura Greanias | August 9, 2016 9:33 am