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Eric Garcetti and My Post-Obama Blues

Dennis Danziger | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Does anyone really believe this so-called education reform moment has anything do with leveling the educational playing field for kids who were born in the wrong zip codes?

L.A.'s College-Prep Push Is Based On False Data

| Sarah Butrymowicz and Howard Blume | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Eleven years ago, the San Jose school district began requiring all students to pass the cl...

LAUSD Security: All 'Smoke And Mirrors'?

Los Angeles Daily News | Mariecar Mendoza | Posted 03.29.2013 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to make more than 1,000 new hires to bolster security at hundreds of campuses in a move some critics hav...

'A Barrier Has Been Broken In Our Culture'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles

The LAPD will have officers stop daily at Los Angeles Unified's 600 elementary and middle schools -- and any charter or private school that requests a...

Controversial LA Schools Grant Approval Measure Passes After Fierce Debate

| Hillel Aron | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of LA School Report. A controversial proposal written by Richard Vladovic to give the school board the authority to...

It Is Time for the LAUSD to Create a Trade-Tech Diploma

Kevin James | Posted 01.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

Our community still needs plumbers, mechanics and construction workers. The LAUSD should should reinstate career and technical training and trade classes, including wood-shop, machine-shop, graphic design and construction-related classes.

Hundreds Fill LAUSD 'Teacher Jails'

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers accused of misconduct are spending months in so-called "teacher jail," where teachers still c...

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?

laschoolreport.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...