New data reveal best and worst of LAUSD schools
According to an analysis of a new school accountability system developed by six California school districts including LA Unified, the district’s 13 lowest performers are all elementary schools, the best high school is Harbor Teacher Prep Academy and the worst high school is Jordan High. These conclusions were made following an LA School Report analysis of LA Unified schools evaluated...
By Craig Clough | April 11, 2016
6 things to know about LAUSD’s new school accountability system
A group of six California school districts, including LA Unified, this week unveiled a new school accountability system that represents a far more complex and intricate way of ranking schools. Simply put, it is not all about standardized test scores anymore, and the school with the highest scores may no longer be the highest ranked...
By Craig Clough | February 4, 2016
Obama Administration agrees to extend LAUSD waiver to NCLB
Los Angeles Unified and five other California school districts got welcome news today as the U.S. Department of Education extended their waiver from the No Child Left Behind law, giving them continued flexibility in how they spend millions to educate low-income students. Known collectively as the California Office to Reform Education (CORE), the districts won...
By LA School Report | September 25, 2015
LA Unified files for NCLB waiver without teacher evaluation deal
* UPDATED LA Unified met today’s deadline and filed an application for a No Child Left Behind waiver without one of the key requirements of the U.S. Department of Education — an agreement with the teachers union on a three-level teacher evaluation system. If approved, the California Office to Reform Education (CORE) Waiver would clear...
By Vanessa Romo | March 31, 2015
Even without evaluation agreement, LAUSD may not lose $171 million
Despite claims by Superintendent Ramon Cortines that LA Unified could lose $171 million in federal funding without an agreement with the teachers union on a teacher evaluation system, state officials say the money may not be at risk, at all. For weeks, Cortines has urged UTLA to accept a proposal with a three-level overall teacher...
By Vanessa Romo | March 27, 2015
‘Big 8’ districts launch assessment tools for Common Core*
This story has been updated for clarification. A group of some of the largest school districts in California is launching an online bank of student assessment tools to help teachers measure learning as the rollout of the new Common Core curriculum gains speed this year. The 60 “performance modules,” covering multiple grades for both English language arts and math instruction, are free...
By LA School Report | January 13, 2014