LA Unified joins forces to stop commercial child sex crimes
As the FBI agent played a video of a 16-year-old caught in a sex ring in Los Angeles, the audience of the Successful School Climate: Progressive Discipline and Safety Committee yesterday remained hushed. Some wiped tears from their eyes. LAUSD Chief Deputy Superintendent Michelle King reviewed the list of local schools where such crimes occurred and she...
By Mike Szymanski | November 18, 2015 12:31 pm
Families, attorneys protest to seek end of LAUSD abuse cases
Attorneys representing families of students who said they have been abused by teachers and principals at LAUSD protested outside the school headquarters Tuesday morning, carrying signs that read, “LAUSD Bullies Children to Drop Lawsuits,” “Don’t be Silenced” and “Stop LAUSD Abuse.” “The abuse in the school system continues, and the district should do something about...
By Mike Szymanski | October 27, 2015 1:37 pm
Brown Urged to Veto Weakened Teacher Dismissal Bill*
Opposition to a teacher dismissal bill that was weakened through compromises in the California legislature is gathering steam as it awaits the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown. Today Gloria Romero, former state senator and head of California Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), is urging Brown to veto the bill. In an article published in the Orange...
By LA School Report | September 24, 2013 11:36 am
Morning Read: Parent Trigger Lessons for LAUSD
L.A. Parent Group Applies Lessons From Compton, Adelanto Efforts to Take Over School The 24th Street Elementary School Parent Union has received eight letters of interest from groups wanting a chance to reform the school. Six are from established charter schools, one is from a retired 24th Street teacher and one is from L.A. Unified...
By Samantha Oltman | February 4, 2013 10:35 am