Board Preview: Multiple Protests, Packed Agenda
Just as record-breaking temperatures in Los Angeles are expected to subside by tomorrow, many of the heated LAUSD issues on the docket for tomorrow’s Board meeting may cool off into mere formalities by the time they come up for a vote. But a packed Board agenda and multiple union rallies could still make for a dramatic day...
By Hillel Aron | May 13, 2013 3:12 pm
Read This: Why Teachers Are Battling Free Classroom Breakfast
“Ending the breakfast program in Los Angeles could cause thousands of kids to start the school day hungry,” begins this recent TakePart story by Vanessa Romo. “So why are teachers against it?” The piece describes the classroom breakfast program that’s supposed to take the first 15 minutes of school, highlights the other districts around the...
By LA School Report | May 10, 2013 11:20 am
Parents Rally for Classroom Breakfast
At an event promoted by United Way of Greater Los Angeles held in front of LAUSD headquarters, parents and educators called on UTLA and LAUSD to “put politics aside and continue the successful program, which provides a nutritious breakfast at nearly 300 schools.” Earlier this week, Take Part explored the controversy surrounding the program. Previous...
By Alexander Russo | May 9, 2013 2:14 pm
Union Focusing on Jobs at Tuesday Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, is the next scheduled LAUSD School Board meeting, and it may be a noisy one. United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) is planning a major show of force at the meeting and afterwards, calling for reductions in class size (and rehiring of laid-off teachers) . According to the UTLA website, the School...
By Alexander Russo | May 9, 2013 10:53 am
Morning Read: Lawmakers Stall on Teacher Evaluation Bill
Bill to Alter Evaluations of California Teachers Fails Again in Senate Legislation that would alter how California schools judge teachers flunked another test on Tuesday, failing to advance for the second time in a week. Sac Bee See also: LA School Report Duncan Says It’s Still Possible for State to Get NCLB Waiver California remains...
By LA School Report | May 2, 2013 9:10 am
UTLA Softens Criticism of Classroom Breakfast
In a statement released Tuesday morning, United Teachers Los Angeles softened its tone on Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC), a program in almost 10,000 LAUSD classrooms that feeds low-income students free breakfast at their desks in the morning. The union’s announcement followed a Monday night LA Times story that said a majority of School Board...
By Samantha Oltman | May 1, 2013 1:00 pm