LAUSD board to consider graduation rate boosting measures
School may be out for students and teachers but LA Unified School board members still have a lot of work ahead of them at tomorrow’s board meeting with several proposals intended to boost (or at least maintain) districtwide graduation rates. At the top of the list is a resolution to ease rigorous graduation requirements and...
By Vanessa Romo | June 8, 2015
Pressing issues for LAUSD board: Teachers contract, graduation rates
Tomorrow’s LA Unified School Board meeting is shaping up to be loud and crowded as the seven members take the final step in approving a new contract with the teachers union and consider several plans to fix impending drop in graduation rates. After years of working under an expired contract, UTLA members last week overwhelmingly...
By Vanessa Romo | May 11, 2015
LA Unified graduation rates rise for a fourth straight year
LA Unified graduation rates are up for the fourth straight year according to new data released today by the California Department of Education, but they still fall far short of statewide rates. The percentage of local students in the Class of 2014, who earned a diploma in four years reached 70.4 percent, up two percent over...
By Vanessa Romo | April 28, 2015
Report: Below average graduation rates for black males at LAUSD
A new report analyzed graduation rates for black males nationwide and found that LA Unified ranks well below the national average. The district graduation rate for black males was 41 percent in the 2011-12 school year, compared with 59 percent nationwide, according to the Schott Foundation. The report, BLACK LIVES MATTER: ￼The Schott 50 State...
By LA School Report | February 11, 2015
LAUSD reports record graduation jump, up by double digits
After the downpour of bad news coming out of the district here’s a ray of sunshine: Graduation rates for all race and ethnic groups in LA Unified were up by double-digit margins last year. Across the board graduation rates for the class of 2013-14 rose by 12 percent over the previous year, the highest increase...
By Vanessa Romo | October 31, 2014
LA Unified shows a big jump in high school graduation rates
LA Unified announced today a big jump in graduation rates, with preliminary results showing a 12 percent increase for 2013-14, compared with the preliminary stats from the previous school year. Final graduation rates will be announced in the spring, and if the numbers hold it will be the fourth straight year that graduation rates have...
By Craig Clough | October 3, 2014