‘A city of second chances’: High school dropouts recovered as Garcetti, Zimmer, volunteers knock on doors
LA Unified officials and a team of volunteers hit the streets Friday, knocking on the doors of high school dropouts in an effort to get them re-enrolled in school as part of the district’s Student Recovery Day. Among the door knockers was Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who along with LA Unified Board President Steve...
By Craig Clough | September 9, 2016 5:45 pm
Zimmer, King, Garcetti, U.S. Education deputy kick off LA Unified school year with positive message
LA Unified is fresh, clean, safe and on the upswing. That was the message Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King, school board President Steve Zimmer, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Cole Jr. and board member George McKenna delivered at a news conference from the library of John C. Fremont High School in South...
By Craig Clough | August 16, 2016 2:53 pm
LA officials defend closing of schools even if threat is a hoax
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made it very clear: He didn’t close the schools. Neither did the police chief, nor the county sheriff. That decision was made by LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines, who was supposed to be on his way to retirement this week. “I made the decision to close the schools,” Cortines said...
By Mike Szymanski | December 15, 2015 1:47 pm
LAUSD acted on threats of violence with explosive devices, rifles, pistols
An email that threatened violence with “explosive devices, assault rifles and machine pistols” provided LA Unified officials today with the rationale for closing all schools across the district. Those details and others, which began emerging today, convinced city and school officials that closing schools was the more prudent action, especially in the aftermath of the...
By Mike Szymanski | December 15, 2015 11:35 am
LAUSD increasing help for children of veterans and active-duty military
Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a new program that will help identify students in LA Unified whose parents are veterans or active-duty service members so that they can receive extra resources available to them. Joining Garcetti at Leland Elementary School in San Pedro, where he announced the new program, were LA Unified school board...
By Craig Clough | November 12, 2015 12:42 pm
JUST IN: In reversal, Cortines says cameras can roll at LAUSD campuses
Take two? LA Unified Ramon Cortines has amended his decision yesterday to halt all film and TV productions on LA Unified campuses. In a statement just released by the district, Cortines said he will allow several projects in the works to move forward. He also said the district will approve new projects on a case-by-case...
By Craig Clough | October 9, 2015 3:35 pm