LAUSD board to consider graduation rate boosting measures
School may be out for students and teachers but LA Unified School board members still have a lot of work ahead of them at tomorrow’s board meeting with several proposals intended to boost (or at least maintain) districtwide graduation rates. At the top of the list is a resolution to ease rigorous graduation requirements and...
By Vanessa Romo | June 8, 2015
LA Unified to consider dropping ‘C’ requirement for graduation
D is for diploma! In a major reversal, LA Unified school board members are proposing to change graduation requirements that compel students to pass college prep courses with a “C” or better, making a “D” an acceptable grade to earn their high school diplomas. If passed, the resolution by board members Monica Garcia, Steve Zimmer...
By Vanessa Romo | June 4, 2015
Commentary: To improve LAUSD graduation rates, let’s revisit A-G
By Martin Blythe In a commentary last week, four LA Unified students demanded that the district retain the A-G college-prep graduation requirements — Cs or better for a diploma — despite warnings that it would lead to tens of thousands of students not graduating in the years ahead. While more money and resources often solve problems,...
By Guest contributor | May 22, 2015
Just in: LA Unified board postpones vote on graduation requirements
In a surprise move today, the LA Unified School Board postponed a vote on a resolution to fix the implementation of college prep graduation requirements, called A through G. The resolution co-sponsored by board members Mónica García and Steve Zimmer was delayed after members complained that they didn’t have enough understanding of the latest amended version...
By Vanessa Romo | May 12, 2015