School-by-school breakdown shows continued improvement on LAUSD’s projected grad rate
LA Unified’s $15 million credit recovery program has already been making a big impact on its projected high school graduation rate this year, and a school-by-school breakdown report released by the district shows that the progress is across the board. The report, which highlights how many students are on track to complete their “A through...
By Craig Clough | March 8, 2016
LAUSD graduation rate projection jumps to 63%, may surpass last year’s
LA Unified appears to be making significant progress on its projected graduation rate this year through a “very personalized approach,” with a new report stating the district may even surpass last year’s record rate of 74 percent. A January progress report obtained by LA School Report showed that only 54 percent of seniors were on...
By Craig Clough | February 19, 2016
Exclusive: It’s ‘all hands on deck’ as LAUSD says nearly 1 in 2 seniors not on track to graduate
Only roughly one in two LAUSD high school seniors is currently on track to graduate, and the district is scrambling to get extra assistance to an estimated 15,000 students in danger of being left behind this June. According to internal district reports obtained by LA School Report, an estimated 54 percent of seniors are on track to...
By Craig Clough | February 11, 2016
Report: CA’s public universities turning away more applicants
California’s public colleges and universities are turning away a record number of applicants and raising admission standards due to insufficient state funding, a new report has concluded. The report, “Access Denied: Rising Selectivity at California’s Public Universities,” which was produced by the Campaign for College Opportunity, comes just as LA Unified’s effort to get more of its...
By Craig Clough | November 30, 2015
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