CA reaches settlement with 6 schools over no-instruction classes
The state Board of Education today approved a settlement in a lawsuit brought on behalf of students who lost valuable learning time because they were placed in classes that lacked any instructional value. Under the agreement reached in Cruz v. State of California, the state will provide immediate assistance to six high schools, including three...
By LA School Report | November 5, 2015
Judge: No intervention similar to Jefferson needed at 6 other schools
A California judge has denied a request for state intervention at six schools for students’ being assigned open classes that lack academic value. The same judge had ordered the state to intervene at LA Unified’s Jefferson High School in October over the same issue and as part of the same lawsuit. Bay Area Superior Court Judge...
By Craig Clough | April 27, 2015
Lawyers seek state intervention at 2 more LA Unified schools
The group of public interest lawyers that were behind the temporary restraining order that forced the state to fix an array of scheduling problems at Jefferson High School last fall have asked the court for intervention at two more LA Unified schools and three others in the state. ACLU lawyer David Sapp said the order would...
By LA School Report | February 6, 2015
Caputo-Pearl: ‘Shameful’ to blame Jefferson High teachers
The president of the teachers union, Alex Caputo-Pearl, today refuted accusations by LA Unified officials that teachers are to blame for the scheduling problems at Jefferson High School. “Some district people, not all, have brought forward the idea of blaming the teachers, which is ridiculous and a red herring,” Caputo-Pearl told LA School Report. “There...
By Craig Clough | October 14, 2014
Analysis: CA’s season of change (maybe) for public education
Here’s one vision of the future for California public schools: Every teacher is effective. Schools are free of child molesters. Schools provide quality instruction time to every kid in every classroom. These are all possibilities, judging from this season of potential change for the state’s public schools. In recent weeks, a trio of separate but...
By Michael Janofsky | June 19, 2014