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Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 02.22.18
LA parent voice: What matters most in the search for a good school
Every week, we sit down with Los Angeles parents to talk about their students, their schools, and what questions or suggestions they have for their school district. (See our previous interviews.) For parents, finding a good school for their children can be exhausting, especially as they search for the right tools and resources to compare...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | February 13, 2018
Commentary: Look to leadership to retain California’s teachers of color
Our nation has a problem with recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers, particularly teachers of color. According to an analysis by the Center for American Progress, while students of color make up 40 percent of the school-age population, just 17 percent of the nation’s teaching force is made up of teachers of color. What’s more, California has the...
By Christine Chiu | February 13, 2018
Even as UTLA looks to bolster declining union membership with push into charters, one school’s teachers voted to decertify after just two years
As the Los Angeles teachers union continues to try to organize educators at the city’s largest charter school network, teachers at one of the few independent charter schools that joined the union voted to leave it after less than two years because union officials were pushing their own agenda, according to interviews and documents reviewed...
By LA School Report | February 12, 2018
More families are applying for LAUSD’s choice programs, but some are frustrated with new unified enrollment system
A record number of parents this year are trying to get into LA Unified’s magnet and dual-language programs, and for the first time, they were able to use a new unified enrollment system that simplifies the application process. District officials said most parents who used the online system gave positive feedback. But some parents encountered errors...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | February 12, 2018
Shirley Ford, passionate Los Angeles education advocate and co-founder of Parent Revolution, dies
Shirley Ford, 69, a Los Angeles mother who helped pass California’s landmark “parent trigger” legislation and made an indelible mark in the national movement for high-quality schools for underserved communities, died Sunday after battling cancer, eliciting an outpouring of tributes in California and throughout the country. Ford’s dogged search for good schools for her two...
By LA School Report | February 11, 2018
LA parent voice: New ELPAC test for English learners — ‘Our kids are evaluated with new tests, but how about their teachers?’
Every week, we sit down with Los Angeles parents to talk about their students, their schools, and what questions or suggestions they have for their school district. (See our previous interview.) Denia Barreto has two English learners at Sylmar Leadership Academy. Starting this month, her children, along with the 1.4 million English learners throughout the...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | February 7, 2018