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Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 10.20.17
LA County now lets teachers make some child abuse reports online
This article first appeared in The Chronicle of Social Change. Teachers and school staff in Los Angeles County will now be able to make child abuse reports online, thanks to a motion approved this week. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday signed off on a plan that will allow the county’s Department...
By Jeremy Loudenback | October 13, 2017 12:32 pm
Ballooning pension costs mean LAUSD and other California school districts are headed for cuts, Stanford study says
Pension payouts are growing so fast that California’s school districts are being forced to lay off staff and close schools, a Stanford professor and author of a new study says. LA Unified will have to cut spending by about 3 percent in 12 years in order to pay for the ballooning cost of its retirees’ pensions,...
By Sarah Favot | October 12, 2017 4:58 pm
Ed Trust-West’s Ryan Smith: It’s time for education leaders to take a knee for California’s students
In the historic “Is the American Dream at the Expense of the American Negro?” debate in 1965, author James Baldwin locks horns with conservative leader William F. Buckley Jr. about the significance of the American flag. “It comes as a great shock around the age of 5, 6, or 7 to discover that the flag...
By Ryan J. Smith | October 12, 2017 1:39 pm
LAUSD sports education teacher named among California’s Teachers of the Year
Kirsten Farrell, who teaches life-saving techniques as a medical technology teacher at Venice Senior High School, has been named one five California Teachers of the Year for 2018. Three of the five winners are in the Greater Los Angeles area, and all five are in Southern California. A teacher for 21 years, Farrell created one...
By Mike Szymanski | October 12, 2017 8:51 am
LA district schools lost 13,100 students this year — here’s what they plan to do about it
When board members heard Tuesday that the number of students who have left LA Unified schools was even worse than they’d been told, they wanted to know what was being done. Here’s what they heard: • launching the unified enrollment system • offering a broader range of school options • reducing absences. And here...
By Mike Szymanski | October 12, 2017 8:48 am
LAUSD needs to meet now with labor groups to ‘save the district,’ board member says
LA Unified urgently needs a sit-down with union representatives to make sure everyone is on the same page about the budget before the district falls off a fiscal “cliff,” longtime school board member Richard Vladovic said at Tuesday’s board meeting. “Our labor partners see the budget differently from the way we do, and I would...
By Mike Szymanski | October 12, 2017 8:37 am