Will LAUSD bring back chocolate milk?
While discussing cost-saving measures and reducing waste in LA Unified food services, some school board members said they wanted to bring back flavored milk. Superintendent John Deasy banned chocolate and strawberry milk from the school menu five years ago after the school board voted it was too sugary for students. But now LA Unified School Board President Steve...
By Mike Szymanski | June 1, 2016 2:54 pm
Affiliated charters: A successful model on its way out?
LA Unified has so many different kinds of schools it’s hard to keep them all straight. With such varied terms as affiliated charter, independent charter, magnet school, pilot school, continuation school, option school and others, it can be a challenge to understand what they are, what they offer and how they differ. This is the...
By Mike Szymanski | May 31, 2016 3:25 pm
Commentary: The long goodbye, the no goodbye, the tears of Cortines
That was quite a board meeting yesterday, with more emotion on display than Nixon or LBJ ever showed in announcing their decisions to leave the White House. The first wave came in The Long Goodbye to Bennett Kayser, whose bid for a second term was thwarted by a member of the group he most detests,...
By Michael Janofsky | June 24, 2015 12:12 pm
Candidates stick to the script, play nice at District 3 forum
As she arrived to the stage Monday night, Tamar Galatzan grabbed two bottles of water for the debate participants and handed one to her challenger, Scott Schmerelson, who smiled and thanked her. The gesture set the stage for the evening, as both candidates for the LA Unified District 3 seat avoided any criticism of each...
By Craig Clough | April 14, 2015 10:21 am