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Educating Congress About Mass Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

There's nothing better than when a good idea catches on. Especially when the idea concerns Los Angeles and mass transit.

Concepciona's Story

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I want to share with you the heart-breaking story of Concepciona Flores. Concepciona is just one of thousands of low-income students being disproporti...

Every Child Deserves the Opportunity to Succeed

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

BREAKING...Judge issues injuction against layoffs at three schools. Mayor Villaraigosa calls it a "major victory." READ MORE Giving every child the sa...

Poison Pill Labor Contract Threatens Plan to Lay Off LA Workers

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Wanna hear a joke? Only, this joke is on us! So, it turns out that there is a very big catch to LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's announced "plan" to eliminate 761 city jobs this fiscal year.

Change the LAUSD Layoff System Now

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Our neediest children deserve better and we cannot continue to tear apart our lowest-performing schools year after year and expect the students to excel.

Time to Replace Los Angeles' Third World Education System

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

The idea that we can wait, to paraphrase Martin Luther King, for the system to somehow fix itself is unacceptable. The lives of the 700,000 students currently in the LAUSD are at stake.

Better Conversation Through Writing

826LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
826LA

Sometimes, developing young people whose likes and dislikes are still taking shape show up at 826LA looking for homework help only to find that they leave with a new interest.

Study: LAUSD Has 23 Of 39 'Worst' Schools In State

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A new list of California's lowest-performing schools includes 39 from Los Angeles County, and a few surprises are among them. California education ...

Rebuilding America From Ore to Assembly

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We need to start thinking and acting differently if we want to extricate ourselves from the malaise that ails us. A public works project here in LA is an excellent start.

The Death of Public School Choice

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

The LAUSD board, which in August voted 6-1 for a competition between internal and external education providers, did its best to kill it off on last week. A different policy for change is needed.

LAUSD Outsources 30 Schools

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The city's Board of Education voted Tuesday to hand over some of its public schools to charter school operators and teachers groups, part of an unusua...

Antonio Villaraigosa: The Mayor We Deserve

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

As we succumbed to Villaraigosa's tapestry of promises, proclamations, and unctuous used car lot charm, his quest became ours.

Tensions High As LAUSD Decides Fate Of Underperforming Schools

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Protesters gathered outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Tuesday afternoon as its board of directors pondered recommendations to a...

Snatching Outrage From the Jaws of Victory

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

Superintendent Ramon Cortines has made everyone angry. His recommendation for who should run 30 Los Angeles schools gave everyone a little, but everyone has a grievance.

And the Winner Is? Who Knows?

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

In the contest to determine who will run the schools for 36,000 Los Angeles students, all the votes are in, except those that count.

LA Unified May Cut School Year

latimes.com | Jason Song and Howard Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines proposed Friday cutting six days from the school year to help reduce an estimated $640-million deficit and...

Shut Up and Strike

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

You think we teachers are going to fair any better if we march for two hours outside a school every month or two?

Fanning the Flame of Creativity

Ran Klarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ran Klarin

The day after Andre smoked pot in the boys' restroom, I enrolled him in our weekly yoga class. That was followed by elective classes in spoken word.

Westside Preschool Is No Daydream for Young Entrepreneur

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

With his mother's help, David Frank converted a Culver City home into a preschool. Things began slowly, but within six months, the place was full. Today, there's a two-year-long waiting list.

LA Schools' Big Experiment

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

Think of it as a big chem lab experiment. The Los Angeles Unified School District is testing the hypothesis that allowing a bunch of people to compete for running schools will yield better ones.

The End of Education

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Another round of teacher cuts and my classes will be so packed they'll be in violation of city fire codes. Oh well.

The Same Chance I Had

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I'm proud to announce a down payment of over $4 million dollars to start putting Angelenos who dropped out of high school back to work.

The $200 Million School Budget Mystery

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Even Sherlock Holmes may have to scratch his head over this one: how did the LA Unified School District layoff thousands of employees and still pay $2...

LAUSD Chief Aims To Bounce Weak Teachers

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles schools chief Ramon Cortines said Thursday that he's done "coddling" under-performing teachers and plans to streamline district operations...

Expanding L.A. School District Shuts The Door On New Hires

LA Daily | Dennis Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Even as the Los Angeles Unified School District is in the midst of a historic building boom that includes the massive and still-rising campus at the s...