Nearly half of LAUSD students now eligible for free school lunches thanks to new program
Mikelah Wynn, 11, looked skeptically at the tall man in the suit who sat down with her and her friends as she opened up her breakfast Thursday morning. The man was Kevin Concannon, USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, who came from Washington, D.C., to her fifth-grade class in Winnetka to celebrate the...
By Mike Szymanski | March 10, 2016
‘Good Food’ guidelines on LA Unified board meeting table
Board Member Steve Zimmer has food on his mind. When the LA Unified school board gathers again tomorrow, Zimmer will be seeking a detailed and comprehensive look at how the district spends more than a $100 million to buy food and deliver meals to students throughout the district. He is proposing a wide ranging resolution to...
By Vanessa Romo | November 17, 2014
Morning Read: Modest Proposals
California Limits Role of Student Tests in API Scores California’s key measure of public school quality will be redefined to lessen the impact of standardized test scores under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law will broaden how the Academic Performance Index is calculated by limiting test scores to 60% for high...
By Hillel Aron | September 27, 2012