The Morning Read
Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 12.08.16
High school creates a gift for blind senior: A one-of-a-kind Braille yearbook she can read
By Nathania Johnson Every year, Maycie Vorreiter bought her high school’s yearbook and asked her friends to sign it. She could never read it herself, though, having been born blind, so her assistant or her twin brother had to read it to her. “I’ve ordered a yearbook every year, basically just to be included in...
By Guest Contributor | December 6, 2016 5:03 pm
Fake news isn’t just an internet problem, it’s a classroom crisis. A new push for media literacy
By Tim Newcomb Alarm over the ease with which Americans are duped by fake news continues to grow. With propaganda-filled stories and hoax articles crowding social media feeds — where more than 60 percent of people in the United States now get their news — during the recent election cycle, lack of media literacy among...
By Guest Contributor | December 1, 2016 10:44 pm
How does a school succeed in LAUSD? By getting around the bureaucracy, principals say
LA Unified success stories from a raft of school models were on display Tuesday, and the unifying theme was how school leaders had to get around district bureaucracy in order to succeed. Principals from affiliated charters, magnets, pilots and choice schools touted their successes at the Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Equity Committee. All of them...
By Mike Szymanski | November 30, 2016 9:00 am
DACA supporters fear what Attorney General Jeff Sessions would mean for immigrant youth
If there was any question whether President-elect Donald Trump would make a U-turn on his immigration agenda after the election, it was quickly answered with this month’s announcement that he was tapping Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) to be attorney general. For years, Sessions has led the charge in Congress to curb, repeal, and resist efforts...
By Naomi Nix | November 30, 2016 7:48 am
Analysis: California is still the Golden State for teacher unions
By Mike Antonucci While teachers-union affiliates across the country ponder what went wrong on Election Day, the California Teachers Association and California Federation of Teachers are celebrating another successful year at the polls. The unions helped deliver Hillary Clinton a 29-point margin of victory in California and backed Kamala Harris in her successful bid to...
By Guest Contributor | November 30, 2016 7:34 am
Vouchers, union dues, transgender students: How the high court may rule under Trump
One of the longest-lasting impacts of Donald Trump’s presidency will be on the Supreme Court. The nomination of at least one justice, to replace the late Antonin Scalia, and the legal positions advanced by Trump’s executive branch nominees could have dramatic consequences for any number of pending and future education-related cases. Five such cases have...
By Carolyn Phenicie | November 29, 2016 6:56 am