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Teacher Dismissals: How Do We Protect Children and Safeguard Teachers' Due Process?

Tamar Galatzan | Posted 06.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Tamar Galatzan

There's got to be a better, quicker and fairer way to get rid of teachers who truly do not belong in the classroom and support those teachers who do.

The Revolution Is Here -- Are You Ready?

Gino Campagna | Posted 05.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Gino Campagna

If we decentralize the process of making food and make the decision to go back to functioning kitchens in schools, we can create new, quality jobs, help grow a healthier generation and maybe even save money!

"No" on Teacher Evaluation Bill

Jamie Alter Lynton | Posted 08.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Jamie Alter Lynton

For too long as a state we have refused to appropriately link teacher and principal evaluations to student test scores, the very thing this sort of bill like AB 5 could be accomplishing. Even a third-grader could tell you it deserves an "F".

Ding, Dong, Concept 6 Is Dead

Hector Villagra | Posted 10.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

A new school year is set to begin in LAUSD, with all the typical fresh hopes and dreams, but this one will be different. For the first time since the 1980s, no LAUSD student will be attending a school on the calendar known as Concept 6.

'It's Beyond Disappointing.. It’s Disgusting, Actually'

2012-08-27-Screenshot20120827at1.59.29PM.png | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of LA School Report. By Hillel Aron Last Friday afternoon in his office high up on the 24th floor of the dist...

Los Angeles school police chief rethinking discipline policy

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn response to controversy over court citations to students as young as 10, the police chief of Los Angeles' largest school...

The Business as Usual Betrayal of Teachers and Students

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are not amused by a school district that has squandered billions of dollars over the years. We are not amused by the education testing industry that keeps sucking dollars out of our schools and leaving us with less and less.

LAUSD Should Fund Schools in Need, Not District Offices

David Lyell | Posted 05.25.2012 | Los Angeles
David Lyell

When children in affluent communities have all the best supports as they grow and learn -- and children in our most economically depressed neighborhoods aren't afforded the same opportunities -- we can not even begin to approach using words to describe such an injustice.

Teacher Rumored To Be Hardcore Porn Actress

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

A middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into rumors that she's also a hardcore porn actress, KCAL-TV ...

Is It Any Wonder Our Children Are Being Preyed Upon?

Larry Strauss | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I work in a school district that has been shamed by sexual predators posing as teachers and the cumulative failures to prevent or stop them.

The Man Who Will Save Los Angeles

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

The second largest city in America has the public education system of a poor, sub-developed third world nation.

California Teacher Layoff Law Stirs Confusion, Criticism

Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

School district officials across the state are wrestling with the fallout over a controversial new law that bars teacher layoffs for a year even amid ...

(SATIRE) L.A. Private Schools Endure Third Annual 'LAUSD-For-An-Hour Day'

Brock Cohen | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Brock Cohen

Private schools throughout Los Angeles suspended their normal schedule for what has become one of the most significant and controversial dates on the calendar: LAUSD-For-An-Hour Day.

L.A. Schools To Jamie Oliver: Thanks But No Thanks

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Jamie Oliver, the English chef who took on the "lunch ladies" of Huntington, W.Va., in an attempt to make school food more healthful, has been told th...

And the Silver Bullet Is... Hard Work

Alison Suffet Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alison Suffet Diaz

Converting a low performing school to a charter will not magically cure its ills. There must be a long-term commitment to implement a research-based vision; it will take time and lots of hard work.

The Last Legacy of Preston Sturges

Joanne D'Antonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joanne D'Antonio

Preston Sturges sank his wealth in a nightclub that failed and left no money. But he left a talented toddler he called Tom Tom.