Introducing: LA’s first education news site in Spanish
LA School Report | October 24, 2016
LA School Report en Español is the first and only Spanish-language education news site dedicated to the Los Angeles Latino community, which comprises three-quarters of America’s second-largest school district.
The site will provide hard-hitting news and commentary in Spanish to keep parents, students, educators, political leaders and activists informed about the people, policies and trends shaping education in LA. The site will feature original reporting in Spanish, as well as Spanish translation funded by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. LA School Report retains sole editorial control over the content.
The Los Angeles Unified School District encompasses more than 1,300 district and public charter schools, which enroll 660,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
“LA School Report en Español will be a key resource for Spanish-speaking community members who are invested in the future of Los Angeles public schools,” said Laura Greanias, the executive editor of LA School Report and LA School Report en Español. “With uncertain times on the horizon for the Los Angeles education system, it is more important now than ever to engage directly with the community on the issues that matter most to the hundreds of thousands of students whose futures hang in the balance.”
To coincide with the launch of the Spanish-language site, LA School Report will undergo changes of its own with a comprehensive redesign, improving the overall user experience and providing seamless interaction with LA School Report’s sister sites—the Spanish-language site and The 74, which covers K-12 public education nationally.
Romy Drucker, co-founder and CEO of The 74, added, “While newsrooms around the country have cut back on education reporting, The 74 and LA School Report continue to expand. With the introduction of LA School Report en Español, we are now able to provide even more readers with fact-based reporting and informed analysis on the issues facing Los Angeles schools.”
LA School Report and The 74 have reported extensively on the challenges and opportunities that Los Angeles’s education system faces. The role of high-performing charter schools in Los Angeles and the importance of California as an innovator and originator of public school choice are highlighted in Richard Whitmire’s recently released book, “The Founders,” which was published by The 74 in August.
To provide the community with a deeper look at what Angelenos can do to bring more hope through public education, and to celebrate Los Angeles’s founders stories, The 74 and LA School Report are hosting a town hall discussion on Oct. 25th at East Los Angeles College from 6 to 8 p.m.
The education panel will feature:
- Green Dot Public Schools founder Steve Barr
- Equitas Academy Charter Schools founder Malka Borrego
- Founding parent Mary Najera
- Founding teacher Erica Rosales
- “The Founders” author Richard Whitmire
- LAUSD school board members Dr. Ref Rodriguez and Mónica García