Morning Read: Superintendent hopefuls Tuck, Thurmond pledge to be independent of major donors — and 8 more must-reads
Good morning! 9 must-reads for you, to start the day: California superintendent candidates oppose big money from special interests The leading candidates for state superintendent of public instruction on Wednesday strongly opposed state campaign finance laws that have allowed millions of dollars from charter school backers and labor unions to pour into their race. Marshall Tuck and...
By LA School Report | May 24, 2018
Morning Read: Is 100% graduation an achievable and realistic goal for LAUSD?
Editorial: Is the Los Angeles Unified School District overpromising again? We’re all for ambitious goals and bold moves to transform the school district so that it can provide a meaningful, high-quality education to L.A.’s students, many of whom are low-income or English learners. Unquestionably, it will be a happy day when L.A. Unified gets close...
By LA School Report | October 31, 2016
Morning Read: Delays in resolving alleged wrongdoing by teachers is costing LAUSD, state audit says
LA Unified has persistent problems resolving allegations of teacher misconduct A state audit released Thursday shows that LA Unified has continued problems in dealing with allegations involving alleged wrongdoing by teachers and holding down the costs related to them. After a series of high-profile abuse cases, the district paid $12.6 million in ongoing salaries to...
By LA School Report | October 28, 2016
Morning Read: Lincoln High math teacher wins national award
Lincoln High math teacher wins prestigious national award Anthony Yom, the Abraham Lincoln High School math teacher who earned national recognition for helping his students conquer the Advanced Placement Calculus exam, has won the Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education, which recognizes “life-changing” educators who promote academic integrity and rigor. The award is named for the...
By LA School Report | October 27, 2016
Morning Read: California will administer new science tests, despite federal push to use old tests
California officials reject federal government’s push to administer old science tests California education officials have decided that students will take only one statewide standardized test in science this spring, a pilot test based on new standards known as the Next Generation Science Standards. The decision, made in recent weeks, pits state education officials against the...
By LA School Report | October 26, 2016
Morning Read: California group examines preschool suspensions
Group of educators, policymakers aims to tackle preschool suspensions California preschools are mirroring an alarming national trend, suspending or expelling children from preschools far too frequently. This is the judgment of a group of state educators, policymakers and representatives of public agencies, including the California Department of Education, who are working on a proposal that...
By LA School Report | October 25, 2016