iOS app Android app

John Deasy

Stratosphere: A Conversation with Matt Sorum and Album Preview

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm focusing on my new project Kings of Chaos, which is my rock 'tribute' -- I would say, it's basically my new supergroup."

Major Lawsuit Targeting Teacher Tenure To Move Forward

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, March 4 (Reuters) - A judge refused on Tuesday to dismiss a closely watched legal challenge to California...

The Two Faces Of Los Angeles' School Superintendent

Capital and Main | Bill Raden | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Last week’s testimony i...

Would You Like Fries With Your iPad?

David Lyell | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
David Lyell

I know board members care deeply about public education. But as recently deceased board member Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte said about students, and I think you could apply this to the board's relationship with the public: "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

These Are All The Worst Things About LA

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles has choking traffic, high poverty rates and slow job growth, a new report on the city concludes. Also, locals don't trust City Hall, pens...

MAJOR Victory For Los Angeles Students

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles

Fourth- and eighth-graders in Los Angeles Unified made double-digit gains over the past decade on national English and math tests, outpacing the impro...

Maybe The iPad Debacle Wasn't Such A Failure After All

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

Last week, as Los Angeles Unified officials debated and complained about the speed, cost and logistics of the troubled iPad rollout, students around t...

L.A. 'Public School Choice' Program Swaps Competition for Collaboration

Charles Kerchner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

It is too early to know for sure whether the Public School Choice initiative is producing markedly better schools, but the initial examination of student test scores from the first cohort of schools was encouraging.

For the Children: New Skid Row Campus Partners Para Los Niños Charter and LAUSD School

Martine Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Martine Singer

LAUSD and Para Los Niños share a vision for high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming integrated with the services and supports needed by families living in poverty.

Community Power Saved LAUSD Superintendent Dr. Deasy

Ben Austin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Austin

Last week, something extraordinary happened: For one single moment the people of Los Angeles stood together for the simple proposition that we must elevate our kids above our politics. And the people won.

John Deasy To Stay With Los Angeles Schools

| Sarah Amandolare | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. LOS ANGELES -- After days of drama, a truce has been reached and it looks like L.A. school...

QUITTING SO SOON?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles

After almost three years as superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district, John Deasy could reportedly leave the Los Angeles Unified S...

LAUSD Scandal Investigation 'Over The Top'?

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A review of 40 years' worth of Los Angeles Unified personnel files that cost $400,000 over the past 20 months led to the resignations of two teachers ...

LAUSD Fires A Ton Of Teachers

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified school board has voted to fire 127 educators and accepted the resignations of 110 more since February 2012, when the Miramonte...

How Hard Is This?

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.02.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified's ambitious iPad project hit another snag Tuesday, as officials conceded that some schools have temporarily stopped using the tabl...

It Only Took Students 7 Days To Hack Their School iPads

AP | Posted 09.26.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- It took just a week for nearly 300 students who got iPads from their Los Angeles high school to figure out how to alter the security se...

Take A Seat

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 11.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Amid mounting tension between Los Angeles Unified's top administrators and the school board, Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed support Monday for Superint...

A Seismic Shift In Our Schools: College Prep, Career Readiness, And The Common Core Revolution

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm EST The world is changing and the American education system hasn’t kept pace. Experts from across the ideological spectrum ag...

Liberating LAUSD's Schools From Budget Cuts and Micromanagement

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 08.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

Amid this healthy debate, we want to remind stakeholders to stay true to LAUSD's movement to localize school control and Governor Brown's mandate to invest dollars directly in students, particularly those with the greatest needs.

Harvard Study Weighs In On LAUSD's College-Prep Plan

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 06.09.2013 | Los Angeles

A Harvard study released Monday found that just 16 percent of LAUSD's Class of 2011 passed the classes needed to attend California's public universiti...

Joy Resmovits

The Good News About Teacher Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

After years of threatening to lay off tens of thousands of teachers due to budget shortfalls, California has some relatively good news: less than one-...

In Los Angeles, An Expensive School-Reform Fight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Joy Resmovits

The nation's second-largest school district is at the center of a broader battle over the future over education reform. Since 2010, Superintendent John Deasy has run the district, implementing policies consistent with the national "education reform" movement, which pushes things such as test-based teacher evaluations and charter schools. But if the composition of the school board changes significantly, Deasy could be fired.

Ed Today: Iowa Education Reform Plan, Texas Budget Fight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Ed Reform Coming To Iowa? Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad is planning a big, $187 million push on education this year, reports KCRG. "We have many good schools with committed educators, but they are stuck in a system designed for the 20th century, not the 21st century. I am ready to invest significant resources into these educational reforms, which truly have the power to dramatically raise achievement," Branstad said. "I do not believe we should spend even one minute discussing additional resources to prop up our current educational structure until we have first agreed on the reforms our children need."

'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...

Anna Almendrala

LAUSD Doesn't Place At 'Race To The Top' School Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Finalists for the White House's 2012 Race to the Top grant competition were released Monday. To no one's surprise, the Los Angeles Unified School Dist...