EXCLUSIVE: Successful magnet and affiliated charter schools may suffer in proposed reshuffling of LAUSD’s Title I funds
A realignment of Title I money being proposed at LA Unified could end up hurting some of the district’s most successful schools, many in low-income areas. The school board is discussing funneling more of the federal funding to schools with the highest poverty rates. The plan to reshuffle the federal money was proposed by two...
By Mike Szymanski | June 22, 2017 3:55 pm
New guide outlines how to protect undocumented students and parents in California’s public charter schools
A new guide on how to protect undocumented parents and students in California’s public charter schools was released Thursday to address an increase in student anxiety and absences and a decline in parent participation in school activities in the wake of federal immigration policy changes. The 21-page guide called “Protecting Undocumented and Vulnerable Students” was created...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Here are Latino education advocates’ top priorities and how they fared in LAUSD’s budget
With this week’s approval of a $7.5 billion budget for LA Unified’s upcoming school year, advocates in Los Angeles for Latino education highlighted their priorities to best support Latino students’ success. Here are some of their top goals and how they fared in the budget: Community schools Safe schools, including restorative justice programs Title I...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 22, 2017 3:04 pm
LAUSD is about halfway through fixing what an independent panel said could lead to bankruptcy
LA Unified has implemented about half of the strategies stemming from an independent panel’s report on the district’s finances, Superintendent Michelle King said at Tuesday’s presentation of the budget. The Independent Financial Review Panel of nine experts commissioned by former Superintendent Ramon Cortines stated that if significant actions weren’t taken, the district was headed toward...
By Sarah Favot | June 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Black Girls 6 Times as Likely to Be Suspended as Whites. ‘Let Her Learn’ Looks to Reverse the Trend
High School Sophomore Wins Google Contest — and $30,000 Scholarship — With Diversity Doodle
The Political Parallels and Contradictions of the School Choice, Food Choice — Er, Food Stamps — Debate
Where students say school bullying is a problem in LA — elementary schools top the list
*UPDATED While middle school is largely believed to be where bullying occurs most often, the LA Unified schools where the highest majority of students reported that bullying was a problem were elementary schools, according to surveys about safety in schools. Of the 24 schools where the largest percentage of students reported that bullying was a...
By Sarah Favot | June 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Los Angeles charter groups give students two months’ more math learning than other LA public schools, analysis of new CREDO data finds
*UPDATED Students in Los Angeles’ 13 largest charter school networks are gaining an average of 50 additional days of learning in math and 24 days in reading compared to other LA public school students, according to an analysis of data in a new Stanford University report. The top four LA charter networks in learning gains...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 19, 2017 2:21 pm