1 in 4 students report being bullied, and experiences can vary by gender identity, national survey of 180,000 students finds
A national survey shows that 1 in 4 students experienced bullying, and those who identify as something other than male or female are bullied at slightly higher rates. The YouthTruth Student Survey, released Tuesday by the San Francisco-based education nonprofit, found that more than 48,000 students — or 25 percent — surveyed in 34 states said...
By Mike Szymanski | September 26, 2017
Bullying, deportation fears make district’s Human Relations Commission even more pressing
LA Unified has a Human Relations Commission, but it may be one of the district’s best-kept secrets. Their meetings aren’t listed on any of the school district’s calendars; more than 40 percent of the meetings last year didn’t have a quorum; and the department overseeing it once had 31 employees but is now down to two....
By Mike Szymanski | September 6, 2016
Anti-bullying campaign gets personal for LAPD and students
An LA Unified anti-bullying campaign for at-risk youth that includes an innovative arts program culminated today in an emotional speech by a father, whose 11-year-old son killed himself after being bullied. Students, teachers, even police officers had tears in their eyes at Bret Hart Preparatory Middle School. For some of the officers, it got personal....
By Mike Szymanski | November 4, 2015
CA Muslim students face twice the amount of bullying, report finds
A survey by a civil rights group shows that Muslim students in California get bullied twice as much as the national average. The full report from the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) reflects interviews with more than 600 Muslim students, ages 11 to 18. It found that 55 percent of Muslim students have...
By Mike Szymanski | October 30, 2015
Morning Read: Greuel to Release Education Plan
Greuel to Release Education Plan Greuel might have wanted her staff to do a little better advance work, because Garcetti is well liked at the school — Camino Nuevo Charter Academy — which he helped get a $700,000 grant to help build a new soccer field,” reports The Times. KPCC Eric Garcetti Avoids Schoolyard Tussle...
By Samantha Oltman | April 11, 2013
Morning Read: School Board Group Aims to Limit Ed Secretary
National School Board Group Seeks Curbs on U.S. Ed Secretary The National School Boards Association and its 90,000 members are sponsoring legislation aimed at curbing the authority of the U.S. Secretary of Education – an outgrowth likely stemming from the group’s chilly relationship with the Obama administration during the president’s first term. SI&A Cabinet Report...
By Samantha Oltman | March 28, 2013
Morning Read: LAUSD to Pay Millions Over Abuse Lawsuits
LAUSD to Pay Nearly $30M to Settle Miramonte Sex Abuse Lawsuits Los Angeles Unified will pay nearly $30 million to settle claims by 58 children who say they were victims of former Miramonte Elementary teacher Mark Berndt, the veteran educator charged with committing bizarre acts of sex abuse against students, attorneys said Tuesday. LA Daily...
By Samantha Oltman | March 13, 2013
Morning Read: New Immigration Law Creates Paperwork Deluge
New Policy for Young Immigrants Creates Paperwork Deluge Lydia Ramos, assistant to Superintendent John Deasy, says the system has the largest DACA-eligible population in the country. School officials knew the paperwork demands would take a toll at the individual school level, she says, particularly “in an environment where, in California, our schools have been ravaged...
By Samantha Oltman | December 13, 2012
Events: Today’s Anti-Bullying Meeting
An anti-bullying coalition created by LAUSD and the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission will hold an anti-bullying meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. Representatives, including LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia, City Council Members, and LAUSD student leaders will discuss ways to better prevent bullying in schools by creating policies...
By Samantha Oltman | November 7, 2012
Morning Read: LA Times Sues for Teacher Ratings
Times Sues LAUSD for Info on Teachers The Los Angeles Times claims Los Angeles Unified School District is violating public records law by refusing to release records tying teachers, by name, to the expected and actual test scores of their students. Courthouse News Service LA Schools to ‘Shake It Up’ With the Rest of California As...
By Hillel Aron | October 18, 2012