LAUSD softens ‘disruptive person’ letters, but parents are still angry
Disruptive Person Letters that can be used to keep certain people from school campuses are still being angrily criticized by some parents, despite LA Unified’s attempt at softening some of the language and adding appeals procedures. A committee reviewing the policy on Tuesday spent nearly three hours discussing the issue with more than a dozen people...
By Mike Szymanski | November 22, 2016 3:17 pm
Hollywood High hopes to make money for textbooks by erecting a digital sign at one of LA’s most dangerous intersections
The principal at Hollywood High School has taken to heart the superintendent’s call to think creatively of ways to raise money for her school. The LA Unified School District doesn’t provide her the Advanced Placement textbooks she needs to get her students ready for college, and she wants to install state-of-the-art equipment at the school’s New Media...
By Mike Szymanski | November 22, 2016 10:28 am
9 things you didn’t know about the school police who guard your children
You may have seen the uniformed police officers on campus when dropping the kids off at school. Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know about the Los Angeles School Police Department: • The LASPD is on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week to monitor more than 1,300 schools. • They...
By Mike Szymanski | October 24, 2016 12:39 pm
Remembering Stockton’s Schoolyard Shooting
In this article, Huffington Post LA editor (and former South Central teacher) Kathleen Miles reminds us that it was the 1989 schoolyard shooting in Stockton that led to an earlier wave of measures to limit the proliferation of assault weapons.
By LA School Report | December 20, 2012 1:20 pm