Morning Read: Brown’s Funding Accountability Plan
Brown Details How to Hold Districts Accountable Under Funding Reform Responding to criticism that he is offering flexibility without accountability, Gov. Jerry Brown has offered up specifics on how he would hold school districts responsible for extra money he is proposing to give them for high-needs children under his proposed sweeping reforms of how California...
By Samantha Oltman | February 6, 2013
Morning Read: Meet the East Valley Candidates
Meet the Candidates: LAUSD School Board District 6, East Valley The next person to represent District 6, which includes schools in areas such as San Fernando, Pacoima, Panorama City and Sun Valley, will hold the position during a critical period. I Am San Fernando Blog See also: LA School Report New System Allows More Students...
By Samantha Oltman | February 1, 2013
Morning Read: Union Wants Reduced Class Sizes
CTA Targets Class-Size Waivers The almost automatic approval that school districts have received for class-size waivers from the California State Board of Education during the past four years may be facing serious opposition from the state’s powerful teachers lobby. SI&A Cabinet Report Rockers Help Students Roll on Toward Understanding Members of Ozomatli visit Hawthorne High...
By Samantha Oltman | January 23, 2013
Morning Read: Parents Submit Trigger Petition
‘Parent Trigger’ Strikes Again in California On Thursday, the parent union plans to present its petition to officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District office. The petition threatens to force the school into the control of a charter operator unless parents can negotiate major changes in the way the school is run under the...
By Samantha Oltman | January 17, 2013
Morning Read: Uncertainties in UTLA, Board Races
Fraud Allegations Swirl Around Firm Run by Two LA Candidates Two would-be candidates for the Los Angeles school board have accused a campaign consulting firm — run by two contenders for city office — of botching their efforts to get on the ballot. LA Times Contested UTLA Panel Elections Signal Internal Fissures Some union members...
By Samantha Oltman | January 7, 2013
Morning Read: LAUSD Students Get a Say in Lunch
Los Angeles Gives Students More Control Over School Lunch Many school districts nationwide have stepped up efforts to increase the nutritional value of the food they serve and reduce the consumption of foods that drive a growing childhood obesity epidemic. Los Angeles Unified School District has been at the forefront of this movement. Education News...
By Samantha Oltman | December 21, 2012