A new public, state-run STEM school proposed for Los Angeles wins support from two county supervisors but is opposed by two LAUSD board members
*UPDATED A battle over a state-run public STEM school proposed for Los Angeles is heating up with two votes scheduled for Tuesday. Two members of the LA County Board of Supervisors support the school, while two LA Unified school board members say LA is “already addressing the need for STEM education.” Legislation to establish the...
By Sarah Favot | August 18, 2017 7:12 pm
Police departments help LA high schoolers raise money for D.C. trip in wake of Charlottesville
Officers from the Los Angeles school police and California Highway Patrol are coming to Dorsey High School on Saturday to help students raise money for a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. “In light of the Charlottesville tragedy, this event will shine the light on hope not...
By Mike Szymanski | August 18, 2017 12:37 pm
State superintendent denounces Trump cuts during tour of LAUSD after-school program
Taking on President Donald Trump and his proposal to cut funding for after-school programs, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson denounced the cuts Thursday in Los Angeles and encouraged students to write letters to their representatives in Congress describing how these programs have benefited them. Torlakson spoke to students and district leaders, including LA...
By Sarah Favot | August 18, 2017 12:14 pm
LAUSD launches its first early ed dual-language immersion programs
Dual-language immersion education, battered by decades of struggle in California, has bounced back in a big way in Los Angeles. This year, LA Unified is not only expanding these programs, but for the first time it will offer 10 early education dual-immersion pilot programs: eight in Spanish and two in Korean. And the popularity of...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | August 17, 2017 3:57 pm
‘Tell everyone about us’: LAUSD’s first all-boys school kicks off with high energy and aspirations
Toward the end of the first day of wrangling 100 boys in LA Unified’s first all-boys school, Principal Don Moorer sighed, “They certainly have a lot of energy.” He took the entire school of sixth- and seventh-graders to USC on Tuesday morning to tour the campus and show them a university they might someday attend....
By Mike Szymanski | August 16, 2017 3:08 pm
No more school daze? California weighs making middle & high schools start later so students can sleep in
You snooze, you lose. A California bill that would turn that aphorism on its head — by requiring the state’s middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. — faces a final vote when lawmakers return to Sacramento later this month. The bill has support from a number of health organizations, including...
By Mareesa Nicosia | August 16, 2017 3:07 pm