These 20 LAUSD schools are among the state’s lowest performers
A total of 20 schools—14 district schools and six charter schools—that fall under the LA Unified umbrella are among the bottom 5 percent of low-performing schools in the state of California. The schools are eligible for School Improvement Grants (SIG) money that can result in $2 million a year for five years if the school administrators...
By Mike Szymanski | August 25, 2016
LAUSD’s ‘Promising Practices’ forum: Just ‘good vibes’ between district and charters or a new era?
There were plenty of kumbaya moments at the July 23 “Promising Practices” forum, called by LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King, leaving charter leaders cautiously optimistic it can lead to a new era of cooperation. More than 200 people from the LA Unified world attended the forum, which featured a series of workshops and discussion panels aimed...
By Craig Clough | August 9, 2016
ICEF charter opens first new building after bringing schools from the brink of bankruptcy
Yvonne Dunigan walked the halls of the new $19.6 million school on South Crenshaw Boulevard and remembered when on that same street corner there was a Ford dealership where she bought her car 13 years ago. She’s still driving that same car, but much else about the landscape has changed. “I knew someday that this...
By Mike Szymanski | August 5, 2016
UTLA negotiations resume, new charter campus, ‘Grinchmas’
Negotiators for UTLA and LA Unified are meeting for another contact bargaining session today, the first since mid-November. UTLA did not respond when asked what topics might be on the table today, but the previous session saw UTLA adding to its demands to include supports for displaced educators, improved UTLA representation for substitute educators facing...
By Craig Clough | December 4, 2014
ICEF Building Permanent Quarters for View Park Schools in South LA
ICEF Public Schools, a network of K-12 charter schools that focus on sending African American and Latino students from south Los Angeles to leading colleges, is planning to create permanent facilities for its flagship family of schools, View Park elementary, middle and high schools. “Our teachers and staff will have the resources they need and...
By LA School Report | July 25, 2013