Outside groups disappointed over LA Unified’s search process
Sure, they can go to any of the community meetings. Sure, they can fill out a survey online. But, ultimately, outside groups say they want a seat at the table when deciding the next LA Unified school superintendent. At a special session after a closed session on Tuesday, the school board voted against a proposal...
By Mike Szymanski | October 29, 2015
Community groups want a say in the LAUSD superintendent search
Thirty seven community groups under the umbrella of the nonprofit organization Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS) are asking the LA Unified school board to form a committee of community leaders to participate directly in the search for a new superintendent. The organization wants the committee to have the opportunity to interview top candidates and provide...
By Craig Clough | October 6, 2015
LAUSD victim blaming backfires, White House honors Camino Nuevo
By arguing in court that a 14-year-old girl was partly responsible for her own sexual abuse at the hands of her teacher has not only brought LA Unified a string of negative press, it has backfired terribly and now bought on a new trial. The state Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in...
By LA School Report | September 17, 2015
In LAT, community groups press LAUSD to help high-need students
More than 40 education and community groups signed a full-page ad that ran in today’s Los Angeles Times, urging the LA Unified school board to provide more support for high needs students in the up-coming budget. The ad appears a day before a board meeting when issues of the budget will be a large part of...
By LA School Report | May 12, 2014
Groups stage a rally to show impact of LAUSD drop outs
The sound of classroom silence. As part of a rally by parents, education advocates and civil rights groups who represent Communities for Los Angeles Student Success, or CLASS, 375 desks were set up this morning at the LAUSD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. With downtown LA’s skyline as the backdrop, the empty desks represented the number...
By Yana Gracile | April 8, 2014
Rallies at LAUSD for budget priorities and a student voice
With the LA Unified board meeting tomorrow, two rallies are taking place outside district headquarters that seek support for two different educational issues. Parents, education advocates and civil rights groups, who represent Communities for Los Angeles Student Success, or CLASS, are organizing a “silent protest” on behalf of low-income students, schools and communities by placing...
By Yana Gracile | April 7, 2014