JUST IN: Lockdown of 3 LA Unified schools during UCLA shooting investigation has been lifted
*UPDATED The lockdown of two LA Unified elementary schools and a middle school near the UCLA campus following a shooting there has been lifted and classes are resuming, school police reported. Warner Avenue Elementary School, Fairburn Avenue Elementary School and Emerson Middle School had been put on lockdown “as a precaution,” said Ellen Morgan, of the...
By Mike Szymanski | June 1, 2016
‘Sound Body’ helping LA Unified students pass state fitness tests
A charitable physical education program that is in nearly 100 LAUSD middle and high schools has led to dramatic increases in student performances in state fitness tests, according to a UCLA study released today. The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program offers grants for commercial-grade fitness equipment to under-resourced schools and offers a curriculum...
By Mike Szymanski | July 15, 2015
LA Unified seniors get reprieve on financial aid applications
LA Unified high school seniors counting on grant money to attend state colleges and universities got a reprieve today as the district announced a month-long extension for when student grade information needs to be verified for financial aid. Merit-based Cal Grants require that the school district verify a student’s grade point average (GPA), and the...
By Vanessa Romo | October 27, 2014
Update: Education Schools Denounce Critical Report
A new national report by the National Council on Teacher Quality and the U.S. News and World Report found that only four secondary programs in California — made the honor roll — none of which were in Los Angeles. Of 71 elementary training programs rated in California, 64% received the lowest scores, noted the LA Times. University...
By Brianna Sacks | June 19, 2013
LA Journalists & Academics at Education Writers Conference
Several LA-area education journalists and academics presented and moderated at the 2013 Education Writers Association national conference held last week at Stanford University, where hot topics included early childhood, teacher evaluation, and school turnarounds. The journalists in attendance included the LA Times‘ education editor, Beth Shuster, and its editorial page writer, Karin Klein, and Larry...
By Alexander Russo | May 6, 2013