Violations found at all LA Unified preschools for disabled children surveyed by independent monitor
The independent monitor for special education at LA Unified found violations at all 13 Preschool for All Learners (PALs) programs visited, according to a new report. LA Unified has been under federal oversight since 1996 as a result of a class-action lawsuit that accused it of non-compliance with special education laws. As part of the settlement,...
By Craig Clough | August 2, 2016
‘Thorny’ issue of MiSiS is resolved with charters, but cost and other questions remain
The word “MiSiS” is not generally associated with happy endings at LA Unified, and neither is the district’s increasingly competitive relationship with its 221 independent charter schools, but that was the case earlier this month when the district and its charters announced they had reached an agreement on linking their student data systems to fulfill...
By Craig Clough | March 23, 2016
Cortines names new overseer for fixing MiSiS problems
The flurry of organizational changes within LA Unified to deal with the MiSiS crisis took yet another turn late today as Superintendent Ramon Cortines told the district’s Independent Monitor that he is creating a Program Manager position, responsible for managing and overseeing a team working to fix the student data tracking system Cortines also said...
By Vanessa Romo | October 29, 2014