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Your Daily Roundup of LAUSD news from across the web | 07.20.17
Exclusive: Charter co-locations across multiple school campuses are down by more than half, but LAUSD process still lacks transparency
LAUSD charter schools on multiple sites have gone down. The number of LA Unified charter schools that will be splitting their classrooms across two or more traditional school campuses will drop by more than half this fall. According to district data provided to LA School Report, 63 independent charter schools will share space at 74...
By Mike Szymanski | July 10, 2017 8:12 am
Tears, applause, and hope set theme for 3 newly inducted school board members
Mónica García carried a little green alien with her as she took her seat after being inaugurated for a fourth term on the LA Unified school board. “It’s a little alien named ‘Z’ from my niece Maya, and it’s supposed to spread love and harmony and peace and calm,” Garcia said. (And it’s a social-emotional...
By Mike Szymanski | July 7, 2017 3:16 pm
Ref Rodriguez is elected LAUSD board president and wins near-unanimous support for his ‘kids first’ resolution
The new members of the LA Unified school board were inducted Thursday, and the board’s first votes — on who would be their leader — broke along expected lines. The pro-reform majority exercised its muscle, voting 4-3 to elect as their president Ref Rodriguez, the co-founder one of LA’s largest charter school organizations. But immediately...
By Mike Szymanski | July 6, 2017 8:33 pm
LA voters and parents want the school board to put kids first, poll shows. First test of new board will happen Thursday.
Los Angeles voters and parents overwhelmingly agree that the LA Unified school board should put kids first when it comes to the district’s budget and policies, according to a new poll. And the board will have the chance to signal its commitment to that priority when it votes Thursday on a “kids first” resolution in...
By Sarah Favot | July 5, 2017 5:14 pm
New LA Unified school board is marked by its diversity, but can they get along?
* UPDATED When the new board is inducted on Thursday, it will kick off the longest period of time that all seven board members will be working together — a full three and a half years — in the entire 164-year history of the largest school district in the country that has an elected board. But...
By Mike Szymanski | July 5, 2017 8:47 am
Best of June: Highlights from LA’s graduation and budget season
*UPDATED June is graduation and budget season. If you were busy preparing for either of those, here’s a quick look at what happened this month, as reflected in some of our top stories. To make sure you get all the news, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our website. And don’t forget...
By Laura Greanias | June 29, 2017 5:36 pm