Community groups that liked Deasy are OK with Cortines so far
It’s only been about a month since former LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy resigned, but leaders of two organizations that strongly supported his focus on low-income students are saying they like what they see from interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines so far. Los Angeles Urban League President and CEO Nolan V. Rollins, who strongly supported Deasy due to...
By Craig Clough | November 17, 2014
Three-in-One Approach Gives Crenshaw a New Look for Success
On the first day of school last week, students at Crenshaw High School showed up in uniform. It’s the first time the school has ever instituted a dress code, and Principal Remon Corley was relieved when about 90 percent of students walked through the campus’s blue gates dressed in gold, black, blue, and white polo...
By Vanessa Romo | August 23, 2013
Local Groups Join Up for School Improvements
A panoply of community groups and education-related organizations are forming a super-coalition called “Communities for Los Angeles Student Success” (or CLASS) in an effort to help fill the void that is expected to be left when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leaves office in July. “The mayor had a large bully pulpit when it came to education,” said Ryan...
By Hillel Aron | April 11, 2013