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Expand a Proven Finance Solution for All Charter Schools

Ricardo Mireles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ricardo Mireles

Less than 10 percent of charter schools reportedly qualify for bank loans sufficient to solve their cash flow needs. In short, we are on our own.

Meet The 8 People Who Want To Replace The LA Teachers Union President | Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The eight candidates vying to be president of the powerful Los Angeles teachers union share a general belief that public education is endangered by ma...

No 'Revolution' For You

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Jamie Oliver won't be cooking another course of his reality TV show in Los Angeles schools. The filming permit for the celebrity c...

In Public Education, Not Everyone Gets What They Pay For

Araceli Ruano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Araceli Ruano

With a clearer picture of which district gets the best bang for its buck, we can get to the long overdue qualitative analysis: determining what makes productive school districts work.

More Than 1,000 L.A. Unified Workers Lose Their Jobs | Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

More than a thousand Los Angeles Unified School District employees -- including those who staff school offices, run libraries and maintain campuses --...

LAUSD May Start Schools Earlier

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

An education reform gaining traction locally has nothing to do with reading or math: It's a plan to start the school year earlier. This change would ...

Another School Placed On Lockdown: Gun Brandished Near Campus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Authorities put South Gate High School on lockdown for nearly three hours Friday after someone brandished a gun at a student outside the campus, offic...

LA Judge Rules Teacher Layoffs Should Not Be Based On Seniority

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday approved a sweeping overhaul of how teachers are laid off in what education reformers hail as a landmark decisio...

On Guns, MLK and Tucson

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

The gun may be a protector in time of an emergency, but historically, because of its dramatic and illegal use, it has become a curse on American society.

Inviting Jamie Oliver to Lunch

Megan Chernin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Megan Chernin

We have our work cut out for us as we constantly struggle to keep our students safe, our schools clean, and our teachers employed.

Hail to the Incoming Superintendent

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Larry Strauss

The new super, John Deasy, calls himself a reformer, which these days means he wants to re-form student test scores into teacher evaluation scores.

1st-Grader Allegedly Stabs Classmate, Parents Call For Expulsion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Can you be too big a bully in the first grade? Parents at Fremont Elementary School in Montebello say yes, and are calling for the expulsion of a firs...

Collaboration and Innovation at the LAUSD

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

This morning, I toured one of LA's most innovative campuses with LAUSD's new Superintendent-designate Dr. John Deasy. At Synergy-Quincy Jones Elemen...

LAUSD Rejects Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Grub Street Los Angeles | By: Hadley Tomicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Five out of five of the local high-school kids we polled said they wanted Jamie to remedy their cruddy burritos and spoiled veggies, but LAUSD remains...

The Affluent, Failing, Public School: Does It Really Exist?

Martha Infante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

If bad teachers are everywhere, then failing schools must be everywhere too. Thus I began my search for affluent, failing schools with the information available on the world wide web.

This Class Is Brought to You By....

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

The cash-starved LA school district has chosen the path of least resistance to the corporate world at a time when companies are anxious to get their hands on the young minds of school children.

The Agenda: Burlesque, Ballet And Facebook Profiling

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

After you catch a showing of the buzzed-about Black Swan, meet real life ballerinas and shop for dance-inspired clothes at BCBG Max Azria on Rodeo Dri...

Ali Hasan: Why I'm Leaving The GOP

Muhammad Ali Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Muhammad Ali Hasan

Dearest Republican Party - Please know, I write this letter with love. You have given me so much and I owe it to you... I owe it to explain why I...

Compton Parents Are First to Enact Parent Trigger

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The Parent Trigger is an amazing tool for change because it empowers parents to make decisions on behalf of the single most important stakeholders in education reform: the students.

L.A. High School Solves Budget Woes By Doubling As Set For MTV Show

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

From the John Travolta musical "Grease" to the current Fox hit "Glee," L.A. County schools have long served as locations for TV shows and movies. Bu...

LA School Board Presses Ahead With 'Value-Added' Teacher Evaluations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The national debate over "value-added" teacher ratings has found an especially contentious battleground in Los Angeles. Over the summer, Los Angeles ...

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...

Judd Apatow, Randy Newman and More Take the Spotlight for LA Students

826LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

826LA is excited to turn over keys to the Writers Guild Theater and see Judd Apatow and his buddies take the spotlight this Friday night for the students of LAUSD.

Let's Address the Real Problem in Education

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jennifer Havenner

Individual schools should create their own evaluation system that takes into account administrator and peer observation, student evaluation and performance on a variety of standardized tests.

Rigoberto Ruelas and The Valued-Added Double Double with Cheese

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Rigoberto Ruelas was a man who made a difference, a man who gave his way too short a life to his community and to his students.