Community groups that liked Deasy are OK with Cortines so far
It’s only been about a month since former LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy resigned, but leaders of two organizations that strongly supported his focus on low-income students are saying they like what they see from interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines so far. Los Angeles Urban League President and CEO Nolan V. Rollins, who strongly supported Deasy due to...
By Craig Clough | November 17, 2014
Smith leaving United Way LA to join Education Trust-West
Ryan Smith, whose work as Director of Education Programs and Policy for United Way of Greater Los Angeles helped improve the educational prospects for students of color and those living in poverty, is leaving his post to become executive director of Education Trust-West, an Oakland-based non-profit focused on many of the same objectives. In his...
By LA School Report | September 5, 2014
CLASS Calls Meeting with Vladovic ‘Productive’
A coalition of community groups known by the acronym, CLASS, finally had a meeting today with LA Unified Board President Richard Vladovic. The groups’ mission was to press the case for individual schools, rather than district administrators, deciding how to spend money coming into LA Unified from Gov. Jerry Brown‘s new Local Control Funding Formula,...
By LA School Report | October 18, 2013
Vladovic Willing to Meet with Groups on Spending Plan*
Richard Vladovic, president of the LA Unified School Board, has agreed to meet with a coalition of community groups that claimed Vladovic was ignoring their requests to meet over spending issues. The meeting has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 18, and it follows a sequence of events that began with a letter the coalition, known as CLASS,...
By Hillel Aron | October 1, 2013
Local Groups to LA Unified Board: Let Schools Decide Spending
A broad coalition of more than 40 community and advocacy groups is jumping into LA Unified’s prolonged spending debate, urging the board to allow individual schools, rather than centralized administrators, to decide how to spend the billions of dollars coming into the district from Gov. Jerry Brown‘s Local Control Funding Formula program. Organized by the...
By Michael Janofsky | September 30, 2013