Cortines praises district efforts on his last ‘first day of school’
It was already the end of the first day for most LA Unified schools today, but for Superintendent Ramon Cortines, the day was far from over. At 2:30 p.m., he stopped in and thanked the MiSiS computer team for avoiding the computer crisis that occurred at the opening of school last year. “The biggest reason that it...
By Mike Szymanski | August 18, 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
95 LAUSD schools on state list of 1,000 underperformers
The California Department of Education released its annual list of 1,000 underperforming schools earlier this month. The list includes 95 from LA Unified, and students attending them can now apply for an open enrollment transfer to any other public school in California for the next academic year. The list is compiled each year as a result...
By Craig Clough | November 18, 2014
ACLU to seek state intervention at 2 other LAUSD high schools
Lawyers at the ACLU and Public Counsel plan to ask the state by tomorrow to intervene at LA Unified’s Dorsey High School and Freemont High School in a similar way that it stepped in at Jefferson High School. The move comes after last week’s court-issued temporary restraining order (TRO) that required the state to fix...
By Craig Clough | October 15, 2014
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