Vergara-inspired lawsuit turns to federal courts
The attorneys involved in Vergara v. California, a landmark case that challenged teacher tenure laws, announced Tuesday they have filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut challenging that state’s laws that they say restrict school choice options. The lawsuit comes on the heels of the California Supreme Court’s decision Monday to decline to review an appellate court...
By Sarah Favot | August 23, 2016
321 students have applied to new schools through Choice4LA pilot program
Parent Revolution announced Tuesday that it has helped 321 students apply to new, higher performing schools through its Choice4LA pilot program launched in January. The program is aimed at helping low-income families navigate a complex system of school choice by providing information on all types of schools, helping parents choose the right school for their...
By Sarah Favot | June 28, 2016
Poll offers insight into US views on school choice, education policy
A new poll shows that Americans strongly support the idea of school vouchers, something that 24 states — not including California — offer in some version. The Schooling in America Survey also found that most American’s disapprove of the federal government’s handing of education even while they lack a basic understanding of how much the country spends...
By Craig Clough | July 8, 2015
LAUSD gets C- in school choice, district remains measles free
Even with more charter schools than any district in the country, LA Unified still only received a “C-” grade in school choice in a new report from the Brown Center on Education Policy. The grade is a slight fall from the C grade it earned last year from the Brown Center, which is part of the Brookings...
By Craig Clough | February 5, 2015
Attention parents: School choice expo tomorrow in downtown LA
For the first time Los Angeles area parents tomorrow will have a chance to explore school choice options at a convention-style event downtown called ChoicesExpo. The gathering, which is expected to attract a crowd of as large as 8,000, is intended to help parents learn more about the variety of school options available to their...
By LA School Report | October 10, 2014
Morning Read: Teachers Union Slams Deasy’s 30% Plan
Deasy Wants 30% of Teacher Evaluations Based on Test Scores L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy announced Friday that as much as 30% of a teacher’s evaluation will be based on student test scores, setting off more contention in the nation’s second-largest school system in the weeks before a critical Board of Education election. LA Times...
By Samantha Oltman | February 18, 2013
Morning Read: CA Charter Law Ranked 7th
Report Ranks California’s Charter School Laws 7th Strongest in Nation The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranked California 7th for its charter school laws among the 42 states and the District of Columbia that have passed laws allowing charter schools. EdSource L.A. Schools Supt. Deasy, 4 Predecessors Named in Miramonte Lawsuit The lawsuit alleges...
By Samantha Oltman | January 30, 2013
Morning Read: Zimmer Withdraws Evaluation Plan
LAUSD Board’s Martinez Wants To Restore Arts Funding In Schools She also wants a commitment to make arts a component of the new Common Core curriculum, integrating skills like drama, drawing and dance into the teaching of math, English and science. The national standards are set to take effect in Fall 2014, and the district is...
By Hillel Aron | October 8, 2012