Zimmer provides updates on participation in superintendent search
In a new video on the LA Unified website, Board President Steve Zimmer provides the latest count of how many people offered opinions on the superintendent search and what the next steps are in the process. Zimmer said 13,500 people went to the website to read about the superintendent search, more than 8,000 filled out the...
By Mike Szymanski | November 6, 2015
LAUSD board to vote on ethnic studies course for graduation
As support in the state for the idea is growing, the LA Unified school board next month is scheduled to vote on a resolution requiring an ethnic studies course for all district students as a high school graduation requirement. The resolution was introduced by board member Bennett Kayser and would begin the process with a pilot...
By Craig Clough | October 30, 2014
Just in: LAUSD election results 11:21pm, 8% reporting
By LA School Report | June 3, 2014
Tonight: Deasy to Answer Questions on iPads on KLCS
With public concern over the launch of LA Unified’s iPad program showing no sign of letting up, Superintendent John Deasy will appear live tonight at 6pm on LAUSD-owned station KLCS, channel 58. He’s slated to talk specifically about the tablets and take questions from viewers. You can call, tweet or email a question. To find out how,...
By Chase Niesner | October 3, 2013
Morning Read: Board Considers Speedier Teacher Investigations
L.A. School Board to Consider Faster Investigation of Teachers Sexual misconduct allegations at Miramonte Elementary School sparked a surge of investigations of Los Angeles teachers, pushing the ranks of those in “teacher jail” to more than 300 — and prompting officials this week to consider the rights of accused employees. LA Times See also: AP,...
By Samantha Oltman | April 16, 2013
Morning Read: Teachers Vote “No Confidence” in Deasy
UTLA Delivers No-Confidence Vote to LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy LAUSD’s teachers union issued an overwhelming vote of no-confidence Thursday in the leadership of Superintendent John Deasy as he finishes his second year, while a rival survey released by civil rights groups showed strong support for his reform strategies and called for an even more aggressive...
By Samantha Oltman | April 12, 2013
Morning Read: Teacher Dismissal Bill Gets New Champion
Sen. Padilla Drops His Teacher Dismissal Bill Two days after Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, introduced a bill that would make it quicker and potentially cheaper to fire teachers, Sen. Alex Padillo, D-Los Angeles, has shelved his controversial version of a teacher dismissal bill and signed on as a principal co-author of hers. EdSource L.A.’s Mayoral...
By Samantha Oltman | March 22, 2013
Group Calls for “Courageous” School Board
Ama Nyamekye, the executive director of Educators 4 Excellence Los Angeles, an organization that advocates for teachers to take a more active role in shaping education policies, wrote an op-ed in last week’s Huffington Post LA calling for a more “courageous” LAUSD School Board: “Our school board needs to get to work tackling a tall order of...
By Samantha Oltman | March 19, 2013
Districts Wrong to Rely on Interns, Teacher Says
Districts are wrong to oppose new state limits on the use of the state’s 4,400 alternative certification teachers who work with English Language Learners, according to former LAUSD teacher Walt Gardner, writing on his Education Week blog: “I don’t dismiss the idealism of new college graduates. I’m sure their desire to “make a difference” is sincere, but...
By Alexander Russo | March 13, 2013
Morning Read: Budget Forecasts – and Pink Slips
Despite Increase in Funding, School Districts Still Sending Layoff Notices to Teachers Year after year, March 15th has been a date of dread for California public school teachers. The date, wAhich falls on a Friday this year, is the preliminary deadline for school districts to send out “Reduction In Force” notices for cuts to next...
By Samantha Oltman | March 12, 2013