Editorial boards agree on special election for LAUSD seat
If the editorial boards of Los Angeles area newspapers were charged with filling the vacant LA Unified school board seat left by the sudden death of Marguerite LaMotte, it would be easy: they are unanimous in that finding a successor should come through a special election, rather than an appointment. But politics is never easy,...
By LA School Report | January 7, 2014
Galatzan Hires New Chief of Staff, LA Daily News’ Barbara Jones
LA Unified board member Tamar Galatzan is bringing aboard a new chief of staff, and anyone familiar with how the nation’s second-largest school district works and doesn’t work has the new hire to thank. Barbara Jones is stepping away from a long and distinguished newspaper career, the last 26 years at the LA Daily News,...
By LA School Report | December 6, 2013
Morning Read: Advisory Panel Reduces iPad Expansion
LAUSD iPad program gets mixed review from committee An advisory panel overseeing Los Angeles Unified’s iPad project signed off Wednesday on a $45 million request to expand the technology program to 45 more schools, but it rejected plans to spend $90 million on tablets for every principal and teacher in the district and for students...
By LA School Report | November 21, 2013