LAUSD holding a conference to help black, Latino boys
LA Unified is joining President Obama’s initiative to help improve educational outcomes for African American and Latino boys. At Loyola Marymount University on Monday, the district will conduct a day-long conference and series of workshops for teachers aimed at providing instructional training and strategies that focus on meeting the needs of boys of color. The...
By LA School Report | August 1, 2014
Commentary: When educational options reverse fate of location
Via OC Register | by Jalen Rose Many young people in America today face a harsh reality. Their fate in life is determined by their ZIP code. For an overwhelming number of African Americans and other minorities, having the wrong ZIP code keeps you from a high school diploma, a college degree, and a future that...
By LA School Report | July 17, 2014
SEIU rolls out OASIS wellness program at 4 LAUSD schools
Via KPCC | By Annie Gilbertson The union representing Los Angeles school employees — cafeteria workers, custodians, teachers’ assistants and others — is launching a pilot program to help students at four schools get access to counseling and health care. They say their workers can help provide a missing link. “Optimizing Access to Services, Inspiring...
By LA School Report | June 24, 2014
New report: School info difficult for low-income parents to access
There’s bad news for parents whose kids go to schools in the poorest areas of LA Unified. A new report by a coalition of organizations lead by the United Way found that it’s harder for parents and guardians in low-income neighborhoods to obtain school information, get answers to their questions and access parent resources, than it...
By Vanessa Romo | April 24, 2014
State To Defray Costs of Test Fees for Low-Income Students
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that the state will defray costs of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test fees for more than 129,000 low-income students across California. The $10.8 million, which will be distributed to school districts, represents nearly a third of the total funding distributed to states under the...
By Chase Niesner | September 9, 2013
ICEF Building Permanent Quarters for View Park Schools in South LA
ICEF Public Schools, a network of K-12 charter schools that focus on sending African American and Latino students from south Los Angeles to leading colleges, is planning to create permanent facilities for its flagship family of schools, View Park elementary, middle and high schools. “Our teachers and staff will have the resources they need and...
By LA School Report | July 25, 2013
Deasy Praises Brown Budget Proposal
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy praised the budget proposal California Gov. Jerry Brown released today, saying in a press release, “the changes announced today are quite positive for our students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.” In his proposal, Governor Brown would fund school districts based on the number of its students and the level...
By Samantha Oltman | January 10, 2013