Garcetti and Greuel to Meet With “Trigger” Parents
Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel will meet with parents on Monday, May 6 at 24th Street Elementary, the first school in LAUSD to be taken over by parents using the parent trigger law. Parent Revolution, an education advocacy group that has led the parent trigger effort in California, will host the meet and greet....
By Samantha Oltman | May 3, 2013
Morning Read: Lawmakers Stall on Teacher Evaluation Bill
Bill to Alter Evaluations of California Teachers Fails Again in Senate Legislation that would alter how California schools judge teachers flunked another test on Tuesday, failing to advance for the second time in a week. Sac Bee See also: LA School Report Duncan Says It’s Still Possible for State to Get NCLB Waiver California remains...
By LA School Report | May 2, 2013
Morning Read: Unions Oppose Teacher Evaluation Bill
Teacher Evaluations: Let the Battle Begin On Wednesday, the state Senate Education Committee will take up a bill by Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, that would adopt a formal state standard for evaluating teachers. SD Union-Tribune Editorial A Student With Promise, a Teacher Who Had to Help Brought to the U.S. as a baby, Itzel Ortega...
By Samantha Oltman | April 24, 2013
Mayoral Candidates Schedule May 7 Education Debate
The Mayoral debates now flow like wine as the campaign enters its final month. A recent poll put candidate Eric Garcetti ahead by 10 points, so it was his opponent, Wendy Greuel, who was largely on the attack last night as the candidates debated on the USC Health Sciences campus. (She also admitted, twice, to...
By Hillel Aron | April 23, 2013
Morning Read: Garcetti, Greuel Debate Who’s Best for LA
Garcetti, Greuel Debate Who Can Best Lead Los Angeles As Mayor The two candidates for mayor of Los Angeles made robust cases for themselves in a televised debate Monday night from the USC Health Sciences Campus east of downtown, but they became most passionate when they squared off, again, on the question of who would...
By Samantha Oltman | April 23, 2013
Mayoral Candidates Respond Differently to UTLA Vote on Deasy
Days after LA teachers handed John Deasy a symbolic vote of no confidence, mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel reaffirmed her support for the divisive Superintendent. “In the last two years since John Deasy took over the school district, we have seen test scores skyrocket, graduation rates grow and drop out rates shrink,” Greuel said in an emailed...
By Hillel Aron | April 16, 2013
Listen: What Do Ed Leaders Want From LA’s Next Mayor?
What LA’s next Mayor should do to help make the schools better has been on everyone’s minds this week, and KPCC interviewed three education leaders to get their views. Elise Buik, president of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, wants the mayor to help the district “replicate high-performance schools and transform low-performing schools more...
By Samantha Oltman | April 12, 2013
Tonight’s Greuel-Garcetti Debate
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By Alexander Russo | April 11, 2013
Greuel Endorses New Teacher Evaluation Plan
The squabbling over education in the LA mayor’s race took a much-needed turn towards the substantive earlier today with a speech from candidate Wendy Greuel laying out some of her priorities to reform Los Angeles schools. In remarks delivered at Granada Hills Charter High School, Greuel called for an audit of LAUSD “to slash non-school site...
By Hillel Aron | April 11, 2013
Morning Read: Greuel to Release Education Plan
Greuel to Release Education Plan Greuel might have wanted her staff to do a little better advance work, because Garcetti is well liked at the school — Camino Nuevo Charter Academy — which he helped get a $700,000 grant to help build a new soccer field,” reports The Times. KPCC Eric Garcetti Avoids Schoolyard Tussle...
By Samantha Oltman | April 11, 2013