Community groups remain skeptical on LAUSD superintendent search
Some community groups deeply involved with Los Angeles education have raised skepticism over how they will be involved in the search and selection of the next LAUSD school superintendent and whether their views will count for anything. Nearly a dozen groups contacted by LA School Report said they have been unimpressed or uninvolved in efforts...
By Mike Szymanski | October 9, 2015
CA teachers view critical thinking most important for college readiness
In a new survey of 1,000 California teachers, a plurality of instructors thinks that it’s most important to develop critical thinking skills as preparation for college and career. The least number ranked scoring well on the state’s new Smarter Balanced tests. EdSource and the California Teachers Association conducted the online survey and released the results...
By Mike Szymanski | September 30, 2015
Survey: parents want more change, power in schools
A new poll commissioned by Parent Revolution finds that two-thirds of California voters believe that the state education system needs either a “major” change or a “complete overhaul,” and by the same 2-1 margin they believe schools are currently focusing on the needs of adults rather than children. The results were included in a poll of...
By LA School Report | January 10, 2014
Our survey results: Readers prefer a special election
The votes are in from our decidedly unscientific poll on what our readers think about the current school board dilemma. A solid majority of LA School Report readers who voted say they preferred that the LA Unified board holds a special election to fill the District 1 seat held by the late Marguerite LaMotte, rather...
By LA School Report | December 17, 2013
Latest UTLA Survey Takes Aim at Common Core Readiness*
The teachers union is asking members to take yet another online survey — this one focusing on efforts by LA Unified to acclimate teachers to the challenges of the new Common Core curriculum. The introduction to the survey appears to reflect skepticism by union leadership about how the district is going about it, questioning why...
By Hillel Aron | August 16, 2013