How to find schools that teach arts education in LAUSD
Southern California public radio station, KPCC, just launched a new map widget that identifies the level of arts education access at LA Unified’s elementary schools for the coming year. According to KPCC’s findings, only 70 out of more than 500 elementary schools in the district will provide all four forms of arts education required by California law....
By LA School Report | July 10, 2014
Differing Views of Villaraigosa Education Record
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is likely to be remembered for his efforts on behalf of public education in Los Angeles. But will he be considered effective and successful or not? The initial verdicts are starting to come in, and they are predictably mixed. On Tuesday, KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez produced a generally negative view of the Mayor’s accomplishments,...
By Samantha Oltman | March 20, 2013
Truancy Series Wins National Journalism Award
“Punishing Numbers” — a widely-noted investigative series depicting harsh school discipline rules in California schools — has won the top investigative journalism prize for medium-sized newsrooms in the 2012 National Awards for Education Reporting. The series was a joint reporting effort shared by Vanessa Romo at Los Angeles public radio station KPCC, Krissy Clark at San Francisco...
By Samantha Oltman | March 12, 2013
Listen: Fletcher & Deasy on “What Happens Now?”
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy and UTLA President Warren Fletcher both sat down separately with KPCC’s “Take Two” radio program to discuss their post-election reactions and visions for the future of LA schools. Listen to the Deasy interview here and the Fletcher interview here. Highlights from Deasy’s interview include his reaction to Steve Zimmer’s win over Kate Anderson in District...
By Samantha Oltman | March 7, 2013
KPCC Ed Reporter Leaving the Beat
Don’t bother pitching KPCC’s Tami Abdollah your education stories much longer — the KPCCer is soon leaving the station and the beat for a gig with AP covering crime. (See KPCC Education Reporter Shifting to AP Law Enforcement Beat Fishbowl LA.) She came onto the education beat just about a year ago, joining Adolfo Guzman-Lopez and has produced...
By LA School Report | November 12, 2012