2,040 LAUSD students registered to vote ahead of primary
One hundred and thirty Francis Polytechnic High School students enjoyed free raspados at lunchtime Wednesday as a reward for encouraging their peers to register to vote in the primary election. During the month of May, 20 government students at the Sun Valley high school registered 150 Poly high school seniors and juniors to vote. The...
By Sarah Favot | June 9, 2016
LAUSD students offering their views on how to spend extra state money
*UPDATED While classmates were at the beach, the mall or the park, about 150 LA Unified high school students spent part of their Saturday dowtown at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, taking part in a Youth Town Hall. The focus of the meeting was for the students to offer opinions on how the district...
By Craig Clough | October 19, 2015
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
Housing for LAUSD workers; Dorsey High a Green Ribbon winner
LA Unified dusted off its giant ribbon cutting scissors today as Board President Richard Vladovic and officials from Bridge Housing, a property development company, unveiled a 90-unit apartment complex in Gardena that will be home for some lucky district employees who essentially are living in poverty. According to a press release sent out this morning, “Of the...
By LA School Report | April 23, 2015
Students to connect with Syrian youth; Linked Learning Showcase
* UPDATED The brutal civil war in Syria has been raging for more than four years now, and some students at View Park Preparatory Charter High School on Crenshaw Blvd. will experience it like never before when they connect virtually with Syrian refugee youth living at a Save the Children community center in Amman, Jordan. The...
By Craig Clough | April 9, 2015
In LAT, community groups press LAUSD to help high-need students
More than 40 education and community groups signed a full-page ad that ran in today’s Los Angeles Times, urging the LA Unified school board to provide more support for high needs students in the up-coming budget. The ad appears a day before a board meeting when issues of the budget will be a large part of...
By LA School Report | May 12, 2014
Deasy’s Community Meetings Take $2 Billion Funding Fight Public
The fight over the $2 billion LA Unified is getting under a new state funding program moves onto a public stage at 5:30 tonight when Superintendent John Deasy meets with a community group at Inner City Struggle in Boyle Heights. As the first of three scheduled meetings this month sponsored by CLASS, a coalition of community...
By Chase Niesner | August 29, 2013
New Coalition Launches with High Hopes, Few Specifics
Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS), a new coalition of eight community groups and education-related organizations, officially debuted on Thursday to resounding cheers and support of about 150 educators and community members at United Way of Los Angeles headquarters downtown. The large, high windowed-room overlooking all of downtown was filled with education advocates, parent...
By Brianna Sacks | June 7, 2013