LAUSD declares schools safe for opening, but investigation continues
LA Unified officials said tonight that all district schools have been declared safe and will reopen tomorrow. The decision was made after law enforcement officials determined that an email foretelling violent acts across the district was judged to be “not a credible threat” by investigators, in the words of Mayor Eric Garretti, who joined city...
By Mike Szymanski | December 15, 2015
City Year seeking help to halt proposed cuts to AmeriCorps
* UPDATED A week ago, the U.S. Senate proposed cutting 20,000 AmeriCorps positions that provide help to schools in unprivileged communities. Now, City Year, which has 309 AmeriCorps members in Los Angeles, is calling on the public to help stop the proposed cuts before decisions are made in the next week. The measure could result in...
By Mike Szymanski | November 20, 2015
Commentary: Mayor Garcetti’s elephant in the room
In his first State of the City speech, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti laid out a plan to boost job creation, safety and the city’s ability to compete in a global economy. Noticeably absent, however, was any mention of the vast education challenges facing the city. The Mayor’s vision of Los Angeles was notable for...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | April 11, 2014