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Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 06.23.17
What are the chances of getting into an LAUSD magnet?
As the number of independent charter schools in Los Angeles has grown and students have left the district, one of LA Unified’s key strategies in fighting the enrollment slide has been to promote and build its magnet programs. Declining enrollment is what’s behind the district’s new unified enrollment system, and the demand for magnets was...
By Sarah Favot | June 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Los Angeles DREAMers say new federal statement on DACA only heightens their fears
Although the Trump administration announcement that protections for young “DREAMers” under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue for now, Los Angeles immigrants and their advocates believe the risk of being deported is even greater. The DACA news came in an announcement late Thursday by National Security Secretary John Kelly as he declared...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | June 16, 2017 5:47 pm
What would it cost LAUSD to fire Michelle King?
The LA Unified school board in one of its last actions before the new board is installed next month voted to extend Superintendent Michelle King’s contract until 2020. The contract was not up for renewal until 2018. But what would it cost? Here’s a look at provisions in King’s contract that explain why she could...
By Sarah Favot | June 15, 2017 5:31 pm
Accountability and school improvement are top concerns as Angelenos give input on California’s ESSA plan
Only eight people showed up at one of the last chances for parents and educators to give input on the state’s overall school plan that they need to submit in order to get about $80 billion from the federal government. Their top concerns for the state as it formulates its Every Student Succeeds Act plan were...
By Mike Szymanski | June 15, 2017 5:19 pm
LAUSD to charter schools: You’re not allowed in our new unified enrollment system
* UPDATED LA Unified is going to get its first phase of a unified enrollment system, but board members held up authorizing the cash for it until they added a stipulation that specifically excludes independent charter schools for at least two years. After a long and animated discussion at Tuesday’s meeting, the board — which...
By Mike Szymanski | June 14, 2017 2:24 pm
California’s black and Latino boys aren’t getting the support they need to get to college, new report finds
With only 76 percent of California’s Latino boys and 67 percent of black boys graduating from high school, a new report calls for systemic changes to help this population get to and succeed in college. Key changes should be setting high expectations for young men of color and making college preparation classes the default for...
By Sarah Favot | June 14, 2017 11:26 am