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
Morning Read: School Security Tightened After Newtown
Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot up L.A. Schools, Police Say A Los Angeles man was arrested Sunday in connection with a Facebook post that threatened to conduct shootings at multiple area elementary schools, people familiar with the investigation said. LA Times LAPD to Beef up Security at K-8 Schools LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announces...
By Samantha Oltman | December 17, 2012
Morning Read: Soft Teacher Evaluation Deal?
Los Angeles Teachers’ Evaluation Victory Bucks a Trend Los Angeles teacher appraisals won’t be based on ‘value added,’ increasingly being used across the country. Now a key question is how test scores will figure in. LA Times L.A. mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, city services The four candidates competing to replace outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
By Samantha Oltman | December 10, 2012
Morning Read: Prop. 30 Prospects
Prop. 30 Maintains Voter Support CTA Blog: The PPIC survey determined that Prop. 30 is supported by 73% of likely Democratic voters and 53% of independents. More Republicans than Democrats oppose the measure. Ex-LAUSD teacher gets 25 years for molesting 13 Pacoima students Daily News: Chapel, of Chatsworth, pleaded no contest last month to committing lewd acts against seven...
By Hillel Aron | September 21, 2012