9 things you didn’t know about the school police who guard your children
You may have seen the uniformed police officers on campus when dropping the kids off at school. Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know about the Los Angeles School Police Department: • The LASPD is on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week to monitor more than 1,300 schools. • They...
By Mike Szymanski | October 24, 2016 12:39 pm
How is the largest school police force in the nation keeping LA’s children safe?
Every day, the news headlines make Police Chief Steven K. Zipperman aware of something more he has to do to help 664,000 children feel safe coming to school. Whether it’s a rash of scary clowns frightening kids, another shooting of an African-American by a police officer, a rumor that immigration agents are going to raid...
By Mike Szymanski | October 24, 2016 12:36 pm
Parents share their hopes for their children’s education
One in three students in Pacoima and Panorama City attends a low-performing school, but parents on Saturday heard a message of hope. Great Public Schools Now, a nonprofit formed to accelerate the growth of high-quality public schools in LA, held its first in a series of town halls with parents and community members from those...
By Sarah Favot | October 24, 2016 11:07 am
LAUSD douses plans for local After School Satan Club
On a technicality, LA Unified turned down the Satanic Temple of Los Angeles from starting up an After School Satan Club on one of their elementary school campuses. But it doesn’t mean the idea is banned until hell freezes over. The district’s decision had nothing to do with the merits of the after school class curriculum....
By Mike Szymanski | October 20, 2016 2:33 pm