Morning Read: Reform vs. Union in Board Race
It’s Reform vs. the Union in LAUSD Race The future of Los Angeles’ public-education reform is at stake on March 5. That’s not hyperbole; that’s the truth about what could happen next election day. LA Daily News Editorial See also: LA School Report LAUSD Principal Failed to Report Alleged Molestation by Teacher A now-retired principal...
By Samantha Oltman | January 25, 2013
Morning Read: Former Teacher Accused of Molestation
Ex-LAUSD Teacher Accused of Abusing 20 Children A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing lewd acts and sexually abusing 20 children and an adult, law enforcement authorities said. LA Times See also: ABC LA Plan to Supply LAUSD Students With Tablet Computers Wins Key Vote Los Angeles...
By Samantha Oltman | January 24, 2013
Morning Read: Looming Vote On Teacher Evaluations
Teacher Vote on Whether to Use Student Test Scores in Performance Evaluations Teachers in Los Angeles Unified will vote Jan. 14-18 on a tentative agreement that would allow the use of student test data in performance evaluations. LA Daily News Calif. Teachers Fund Reviewing Firearm Holdings The nation’s largest teachers’ pension fund announced Tuesday that...
By Samantha Oltman | December 19, 2012
Morning Read: Miramonte Lawsuits Proceed
Miramonte Lewd Conduct Lawsuits Can Proceed An L.A. County Superior Court judge on Thursday lifted a stay on lawsuits arising from alleged lewd conduct at Miramonte Elementary School. LA Times Ex-Miramonte Teacher Mark Berndt Hires Defense Attorney Mark Berndt, the former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of lewd conduct against his students, has hired as...
By Samantha Oltman | December 14, 2012
One Thing: LAUSD’s Crowded “Rubber Rooms”
From LA School Report contributor Hillel Aron, writing for the LA Weekly: “On the outskirts of LAUSD’s sprawling, mazelike Educational Service Center in Reseda sit seven long, shabby, peach-colored bungalows with barred windows and rotting wood, which all but scream Southern California public education. “In one of them is a roughly 35-square-foot room where 25 or...
By LA School Report | December 6, 2012
Morning Read: Day of Atonement
Time to Get Schooled: My Conversation With LAUSD’S John Deasy LA Magazine editor Mary Melton sat down with Superintendent Deasy. LA Mag Triumph Charter High Must Recruit Students to Sun Valley Campus, or Close Triumph Charter High may be forced to close because of low enrollment after relocating this year from Sylmar to Sun Valley, campus...
By Hillel Aron | September 26, 2012
Morning Read: Prop. 38 Debate Heats Up
Leg Analyst: Prop. 38 Won’t Stop $6 Billion in Trigger Cuts to Schools CTA Blog: During a September 24 hearing, a member of the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office’s team told members of the Assembly Budget Committee that Proposition 38 would not prevent $6 billion in automatic or trigger cuts to public education in 2011-2012. TV ads for...
By Hillel Aron | September 25, 2012
Morning Read: Zimmer Revising
LAUSD board member Zimmer to revise charter schools proposal after protests Daily Breeze: Los Angeles Unified board member Steve Zimmer vowed Tuesday to revise his controversial charter schools resolution after nearly a dozen speakers and an overflow crowd voiced strident opposition to his plan to study tougher oversight. Defiance: the all-purpose word that drives kids out of...
By Hillel Aron | September 13, 2012