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Inexperienced Teachers In L.A. More Likely To Be Assigned To Students Behind In Math

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are more likely to be assigned to students who on average are six months behind thei...

LA Schools Haven't Done This In FOUR Years

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.14.2013 | Los Angeles

Thanks to voter-approved Proposition 30, Los Angeles Unified students will attend school for 180 days this year, the first time since the 2008 financi...

Is Betsy Butler Haunted By Her Stance On School Perverts? | Posted 01.08.2013 | Los Angeles

In a race that is still considered too close to call, Assemblywoman Betsy Butler is trailing her upstart opponent, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom, b...

Educators Frank About Prop 30: It's 'Not A Magic Pill'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles

With a financial catastrophe averted by the passage of Proposition 30, Los Angeles Unified officials said Wednesday they'll begin looking for ways to ...

Teachers Union Just Cost Us $40 Million

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.30.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unifed School District (LAUSD) has just lost out on $40 million of free federal money because the teachers union has declined to sign ...

Prop 30 Advocates Accused Of Using Illegal Scare Tactics

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | Kelly Puente | Posted 12.27.2012 | Los Angeles

When Elizabeth Zamora received a letter from Cal State Dominguez Hills stating that her application for the fall semester was on hold pending the outc...

'I Don't Understand Why They Can't Say Yes To Free Money'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Facing an Oct. 30 deadline to file for a $40 million Race to the Top grant, Los Angeles Unified officials are still waiting for the teachers union to ...

New Revenue Should Have Strings Attached to Student Success

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 12.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

It has taken years for California to seriously consider raising its own taxes to invest in a school system that is 47th out of 50 states in per pupil spending. We owe it to every voter, family and student to invest wisely in California's future.

The Clock Is Ticking On Controversial Teacher Evaluation Plans

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified has filed a declaration of impasse in its negotiations with UTLA over teacher evaluations, seeking mediation from the state Public...

Governor Brown's Modest Proposal

Dennis Danziger | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Dennis Danziger

That's good news for day care providers, video arcade owners and sleep-a-way camp proprietors. Not so good for student learning. What does a 155-day public school year look like?

If Principals Can Do It, Why Can't We?

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 09.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

It was encouraging to see LAUSD and the Administrators Association of LA strike a deal this week for evaluating public school principals. The question for us is clear: if we can do this for our principals, why can't we do this for our teachers?

Anna Almendrala

Stephanie Abrams, LAUSD Social Media Director, Highlights Back-To-School Success | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Who: Stephanie Abrams, social media director of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Native Angeleno or Transplant? Native Neighborhood: Tar...

Why I'm Not a Bad Money Manager

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

Our state is suffering, just like the country, in fact we are just a small part of the entire global economic downturn, but that downturn was caused by the few and mighty who control Wall Street.

10 Back to School Tips for Parents of Tweens

Marcy Winograd | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Marcy Winograd

The key question to ask yourself as a parent is "How can I empower my tween?"

"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".

LA Unified School District Bans Foam Lunch Trays: Superintendent Cites Environment and Health of Students

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The students took collective action to request a ban on polystyrene food trays after they learned during a class trip to a Los Angeles recycling center that food contaminated polystyrene does not get recycled; instead it goes straight to the dump.

Unlocking Student Potential

John Deasy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Los Angeles
John Deasy

Every student has the potential to succeed. Inside each one of them is a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or rocket scientist. But what does it take to unlock that potential?

'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...

Assembly Bill 5: A Giant Step Back for Teacher Evaluation in Los Angeles

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 10.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

The lightning speed at which our infamously slow state legislature is trying to pass a statewide teacher evaluation framework can only mean one thing -- lawmakers don't want anyone to understand what's really in there.

How LAUSD Superintendent Smashed The 'Culture Of Silence'

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 09.06.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superi...

'The Rich Get Richer' At This Elite Private School

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 06.29.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Simone Wilson Of all disintegrating LAUSD campuses that need a tax-exempt loan to build new facilities, the...

They Call Me Mister Fry's Triumphant Return to the Hollywood Stage

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

"Everyone comes into the classroom with a story," says Jack Fry, beloved South Central L.A. teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and star/creator of the brilliant one man show They Call Me Mister Fry.

Requiem for a Success Story

Brock Cohen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Brock Cohen

I'm sorry for Alaina and for all the extraordinary teachers throughout California who have been unceremoniously dispatched -- and to the multitudes of students whose education will suffer for it.

KLCS (PBS) Hosts the TV Premiere of Hollywood To Dollywood

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Last summer, Parton hosted two sold out nights at the Hollywood Bowl. This year, she's the inspiration of a documentary film that will benefit our city's only public television station.

A Murder of Crows

Dennis Danziger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Dennis Danziger

Recently I attended a college graduation party for a former student I taught at Palisades Charter High School. When a fellow guest learned that I left PCHS to teach at Venice High School, he blanched.