The ‘reanimation’ of John Deasy, will the next superintendent be a native?
UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl released a 12-minute video on YouTube today in which he asks members to vote for a dues increase. According to Caputo-Pearl, the union has not updated its dues structure since its inception 45 years ago, which now “literally threatens the future of UTLA.” In the video, Caputo-Pearl points out that UTLA’s...
By LA School Report | October 2, 2015
Westchester wins Aspen Challenge; $100k to fix LAUSD instruments
A team from Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet won first place in the 2015 Aspen Challenge: Los Angeles competition at last Saturday, beating out teams from 15 other schools. The challenge asked students to propose solutions to global problems, and Westchester’s 10-member team took on water sustainability awareness in Los Angeles, according to a LA Unified press...
By Craig Clough | March 19, 2015
‘Lowride’ with George Lopez for LAUSD, ‘Parent Trigger’ in O.C.
Comedian and actor George Lopez has started a campaign on Omaze.com to raise money for the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, a charity that contributes to LA Unified. Anyone interested can enter a contest to go “lowriding” with Lopez around Los Angeles in a vintage lowrider, join him for a meal at one of his favorite LA...
By Craig Clough | January 15, 2015
Non-profit and Dodgers partner to bring breakfast to LAUSD students
A new partnership between a non-profit and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is ensuring that more LAUSD students can look forward to eating healthier breakfasts at school during the 2014-2015 academic year. The partnership comes as an efforts to bolster School Fuel, an initiative launched by the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education (The LA Fund),...
By Aaron Stella | June 5, 2014
Teachers have ‘amazing’ response to centralized Grants HQ
Just two week after The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education (LA Fund) launched a new program, Grants HQ, that puts hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money at the fingertips of more than 30,000 LAUSD educators, the response has been “amazing.” Now, teachers who want to enrich the education of their students, anything...
By Aaron Stella | March 31, 2014
LA Unified 5K ‘Move It!’ Run to Promote District Wellness Centers
LA Unified announced today that its 5K ‘Move It!’ Challenge and Health Festival will take place on Nov. 16 at Dodger Stadium. The District fundraiser is intended to raise awareness about the importance of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle, while also raising funds for the District’s new Wellness Centers. There are currently a dozen...
By Chase Niesner | September 23, 2013
Shepard Fairey Asks LA Students for Inspiration
Street artist Shepard Fairey is calling on Los Angeles students to send ideas for his next big art campaign, a poster series that will appear this July across the city on billboards and buses. The deadline to submit art ideas is today. Students can submit their ideas on the LA Fund’s Facebook page, by tweeting...
By Samantha Oltman | April 26, 2013
Morning Read: Democrats, Reformers Pick Candidates
L.A. County Democratic Party Endorses LAUSD Board Candidates The Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted late Tuesday to endorse incumbent Steve Zimmer and newcomer Antonio Sanchez for the LAUSD board but declined to support board President Monica Garcia or any of the four rivals for her Eastside seat. LA Daily News New Silver Lake Principal...
By Samantha Oltman | January 10, 2013
LA Fund Launches 2nd Arts Initiative
The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, a philanthropy dedicated among other things to bringing arts integration programs to LA area schools, launched the second part of a $4 million public art and arts education fundraising campaign called “Arts Matter” on Tuesday. Twelve city buses, 175 billboards, and 271 additional spaces across Los Angeles will...
By Samantha Oltman | January 9, 2013
Morning Read: Teacher Evaluation Revamp
LAUSD, Teachers’ Union Reach ‘Historic’ Agreement on Evaluations Just days before a court-ordered deadline, L.A. Unified and its teachers’ union announced a “historic” tentative agreement allowing administrators to use student test scores in teacher evaluations. KPCC See also: LA Times, EdSource, LA Daily News, EdWeek, WSJ, UTLA California Legislator Vows to Reintroduce Bill to Speed Teacher...
By Samantha Oltman | December 3, 2012