King’s first priority for a new LA Unified task force is chronic absenteeism. We break it down for you
Business, philanthropic and community leaders have formed a new task force to work with LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King and its first undertaking will be to tackle chronic absenteeism, the Los Angeles Times reported. LA School Report reported last month that budget documents showed the number of students who were chronically absent — missing 16...
By Sarah Favot | July 19, 2017 9:14 am
LAUSD nearly doubles its reclassification rate for English learners meeting King’s goal, preliminary data show
LA Unified is projecting that it has nearly doubled last year’s rate of reclassifying English learners as proficient and has hit Superintendent Michelle King’s goal laid out in her strategic plan. Preliminary data show the district’s English learner reclassification rate is 20 percent for the school year that ended last month, a vast improvement from...
By Sarah Favot | July 17, 2017 2:56 pm
High school coach uses the soccer field to get first-generation students into college
High school athletes at big schools know that sports can be a sure route to college. But for students at smaller schools that’s not as well known, especially in immigrant families where sports isn’t seen as a way to get — and pay for — a higher education. Alex Guerrero, 18, had never heard of...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 17, 2017 6:43 am
Teacher groups frustrated with California ESSA plan’s ‘loose’ definition of ineffective teachers
Teacher advocacy groups are concerned that California’s definition of an ineffective teacher is too loose and won’t be bolstered before the state has to turn in its federal accountability plan in two months. Each state must submit its plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act by Sept. 18, and one accountability measure...
By Mike Szymanski | July 14, 2017 1:51 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
Getting ready for high school success: Summer program ‘coaches’ middle school students for a positive transition
Students of the “Prep for Success Summer Bridge Program” at the Huntington Park Institute of Applied Medicine (HPIAM), one of three pilot schools on LA Unified’s Linda Esperanza Marquez High School campus, wore their best formal outfits Thursday morning for their final presentations. Carlos Barrera fixed his tie as he prepared to talk about how...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 13, 2017 6:03 pm
‘There’s no timeline for accountability’: LA parents tell state board the lowest-performing schools need to be improved now
Los Angeles parents traveled to Sacramento Wednesday in hopes of making sure their children’s interests will be reflected in the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which must be finalized and submitted to the federal government by Sept. 18. A mother from Compton, Esther Covarrubias, was one of a handful of parents who are...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 12, 2017 6:11 pm