Despite parent support for a later school start, LAUSD classes will begin in mid-August for next 3 years
Despite more surveyed parents wanting school to start after Labor Day, the LA Unified school board voted Tuesday to keep the current school calendar for the next three years. Classes will begin in mid-August, with a week off for Thanksgiving, a three-week winter break, and a weeklong spring break. The first semester will end before...
By Sarah Favot | December 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Looking for a magnet program? Here’s how parents can use the newly published data on test scores at LAUSD’s magnets
Before LA School Report published a new district database that breaks down state standardized test scores at LA Unified’s magnet programs and schools, parents weren’t able to compare which magnet programs were academically successful and which ones weren’t. Many magnets are a “school within a school,” but the state does not report student scores at...
By Sarah Favot | November 28, 2017 1:50 pm
EXCLUSIVE: Here are the high- and low-performing LAUSD magnets
There are high-performing magnet programs in LA Unified, and there are also low-performing ones. Now, for the first time, you can compare them. LA School Report just published a district database that for the first time allows parents to compare how students at all of the district’s magnet schools and programs performed on state tests...
By Sarah Favot | November 27, 2017 1:24 pm
EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, parents can now compare student achievement at all LAUSD magnets
For the first time, parents can now compare standardized test results at all of LA Unified’s highly sought-after magnet programs. Because many magnets are a “school within a school” — called magnet centers — students’ academic achievement is not reported by the state separately from the traditional school campus where the magnet centers are located....
By Sarah Favot | November 27, 2017 6:51 am
LA education leaders unite to tell Sacramento: California’s public education is woefully underfunded and the problem isn’t fixed
The city’s education community sent a clear message Tuesday from downtown Los Angeles to legislators in Sacramento: the governor’s funding formula has not “fixed” the state’s woefully underfunded public education system. The LA Unified school board unanimously approved a resolution to spend resources to advocate in Sacramento to double education funding by 2020 to $20,000...
By Sarah Favot | November 14, 2017 6:10 pm
LAUSD is poised to join a big push to get more per-pupil money from the state. But where is California ranked, really?
We’re No. 46! No, we’re 41! Or is it 37? How California ranks on per-pupil spending is a numbers game that most everyone believes the state is losing compared to the rest of the country. LA Unified school board members will decide on Tuesday if they will join the local teachers union in a call...
By Sarah Favot | November 13, 2017 8:06 am