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Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 12.13.17
Commentary: Greater teacher autonomy can help fight the teacher shortage and their dissatisfaction
Teachers are at their best when teaching material they are passionate about. The current curriculums in our education system are too restrictive and hinder teachers from reaching their full potential. To bring out their passions and reach their occupational apex, teachers need the opportunity to innovate, which requires a level of curricular freedom. If we...
By Spencer Burrows | December 4, 2017 10:37 am
Vegan lunches could be coming to every LAUSD school next year
Carolina Sagrero, 16, is neither vegan nor vegetarian, but she sure likes the new vegan chili that’s joined the Roosevelt High School lunch menu this year. “Everyone loves the vegan chili,” said Sagrero, a junior on the volleyball team. “It got me thinking about my diet, and so I’ve tried more of the vegan options....
By Mike Szymanski | December 3, 2017 7:15 pm
Know your rights: California education advocates want to make sure you know you can stay in school
Undocumented students are missing school. Parents aren’t showing up to school events. College students aren’t re-enrolling. Discrimination complaints are exploding. As DACA protections come to an end, California education advocates are redoubling their efforts to make sure immigrant families know their rights and students continue their schooling. They are also stepping up pressure on Congress...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | November 29, 2017 3:13 pm
Van Nuys elementary school was site of visit by alleged sex offender volunteering at polls
* UPDATED A man volunteering as a poll worker at a Van Nuys elementary school was a registered sex offender, according to a report this week. Although the election activity provided limited access to any students, LA Unified confirmed Wednesday that the district was notified of the potential violation and no incident occurred nor arrests made....
By Mike Szymanski | November 29, 2017 3:12 pm
San Francisco schools: NAACP urges ‘state of emergency’ over city’s stark racial achievement gap
The San Francisco NAACP is urging the city school board to declare a state of emergency to spotlight the city’s stark racial gap in student achievement. Despite several interventions designed to increase achievement among African-American students, the gap has lingered for more than 25 years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Although the city is one of the...
By Laura Fay | November 29, 2017 3:09 pm
5 bright lights in LA County that are helping Latino students achieve
Despite making up the majority of California’s public school students, Latinos are still facing major challenges to achieving in school and graduating from college, a new report finds. But the report also highlights five bright spots in the LA County area — schools, districts, and programs that are helping Latinos succeed. In Los Angeles County,...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | November 28, 2017 3:03 pm