Morning Read: Do we really want commercial billboards on public school campuses?
Editorial: Do we really want commercial billboards on public school campuses? Hollywood High is short on Advanced Placement textbooks and state-of-the-art equipment for its New Media Academy magnet. Suddenly, a billboard company comes along offering … free money! Just let us put an electronic billboard — or two or three — on your well-located campus,...
By LA School Report | December 2, 2016 7:47 am
Morning Read: California school districts have hard time hiring teachers, shortage looming
California faces a looming teacher shortage, and the problem is getting worse Tamara Moore thought of herself as a career teacher, but she could see burnout in her future. In her first year, she was putting in 60 hours a week but was troubled by how her school focused more on raising test scores than on working with...
By LA School Report | December 1, 2016 7:23 am
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 7:05 am
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 7:29 am
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 7:30 am
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 7:28 am