High-performing Alliance charter schools celebrate 10 years
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, the largest charter network in LA Unified is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and based on performance, there is much to celebrate. The Alliance schools, which include 17 high schools and 9 middle schools, are all located in low-income neighborhoods but have an overall high school graduation rate of 94...
By Craig Clough | November 11, 2014
LAUSD charters extending lead in academic performance
*UPDATED A new report by the California Charter Schools Association shows a growing gap between the overall school performance of traditional schools and charter schools in LA Unified. The report — Portrait of the Movement — says LA Unified charter schools, on average, produce stronger test results than traditional schools in the district. The data...
By Yana Gracile | August 27, 2014
Morning Read: Unions Oppose Teacher Evaluation Bill
Teacher Evaluations: Let the Battle Begin On Wednesday, the state Senate Education Committee will take up a bill by Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, that would adopt a formal state standard for evaluating teachers. SD Union-Tribune Editorial A Student With Promise, a Teacher Who Had to Help Brought to the U.S. as a baby, Itzel Ortega...
By Samantha Oltman | April 24, 2013
Morning Read: Villaraigosa Fell Short on Education, Says KPCC
Why Antonio Villaraigosa Fell Short as LA’s Education Mayor As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa prepares to step down in June, among the achievements he takes credit for during his eight years in office is improving one institution that the law gives him no authority over: the public schools. KPCC CTC to Survey New Teacher Prep Grads...
By Samantha Oltman | March 19, 2013
Morning Read: Election Poised to Break $4.5 Million Record
LA Unified School Board Race Could Break Fundraising Records This Election The 2013 school board races have barely started and they have already attracted more than $4 million in donations. KPCC See also: LA School Report Union Wins Right to Represent Valley Charter School The Los Angeles teachers union announced Wednesday night that it has won...
By Samantha Oltman | February 14, 2013
Morning Read: Parents Submit Trigger Petition
‘Parent Trigger’ Strikes Again in California On Thursday, the parent union plans to present its petition to officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District office. The petition threatens to force the school into the control of a charter operator unless parents can negotiate major changes in the way the school is run under the...
By Samantha Oltman | January 17, 2013