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Los Angeles School District Continues To Languish Under Unending Budget Crisis

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 04.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

The future never looked so bleak for California children enrolled in public school. What would John Deasy say, circa 2003?

Teacher's Aide Charged With Lewd Acts On Child

AP | Posted 02.15.2012 | Los Angeles

COMPTON, Calif. -- Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a high school teacher's aide with committing lewd acts on a child. The felony complain...

Should Students Pay $250 For Being Late To Class?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Should students have to pay $250 for being late to class? How 'bout $800? The LA City Council Public Safety Committee thinks not and voted Monday i...

No More 'Second Chances'?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Thousands of students and teachers at the nearly three dozen adult education and occupational centers in Los Angeles could be in for a very bitter Val...

Meet Miramonte's New Princpal

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Perhaps the most important member of Miramonte Elementary's brand-new staff is the new principal, 66-year-old Dolores Palacio. Her immediate goal is t...

"Adult Education Saved My Life": An Argument in Favor of Preserving Adult Education Programs in Los Angeles

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Adult school is the second chance so many kids need. And yet the district's superintendent has placed its entire budget on the chopping block. That makes no sense -- fiscally or educationally.

1 HOUR PHOTO: It Was A CVS Photo Employee That Lead To Teacher Arrest

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't a veteran crime detective or a neighborhood watch group or even a suspicious parent who helped put a 61-year-old elementary s...

The Truth Behind 'Private' Money In 'Public' Schools

| Eleanor Yang Su | Posted 01.19.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Eleanor Yang Su School foundations and PTAs used to raise money for the extras - high-t...

Teachers Take the Helm of Local School Reform

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 03.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

There was very little fanfare about a landmark change to the teacher's contract in Los Angeles. This was because the contractual change wasn't decidedly pro-union or pro-district. Instead, it was pro-teacher.

Book Review: Why Our Schools Need the Arts

Kristen Paglia | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Kristen Paglia

Why Our High Schools Need the Arts provides arts advocates with the substantial ammunition we need to secure a permanent place for the arts in schools.

The War Over Teacher Evaluations Misses the Point

Teach Plus | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Making an impact for kids is the reason we joined this profession. A system that provides options and pathways to do exactly that is one that should excite any teacher.

Magnet Schools Are an Important Option for LAUSD

Gary Orfield | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education
Gary Orfield

We need to make sure that students from all parts of the city have the right to participate in this important alternative, which is one of the only real paths to college, particularly for disadvantaged students, that's left in the City of Los Angeles.

New Vote Puts A Chill On The Charter Movement

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Unified teachers have approved a new labor agreement with the school district that will give teachers wide-ranging decision...

Education Window: An Option to Start Getting Involved in Our Kids' Future

Agustin Duran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Agustin Duran

If we do not want to see our children as another statistic we need to get involved in our children's education.

Linking Teacher Evaluation to Student Test Scores: Wrong 25% of the Time

David Lyell | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
David Lyell

Nowhere is the disconnect between billionaires and public school teachers more stark than when it comes to merit pay proposals. So why are self-anointed "reformers" pushing this agenda?

LAUSD vs. UTLA: District & Teachers Gearing Up For Contract Negotiation

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though contract negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) haven't eve...

My Class Size Matters

Larry Strauss | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Class size matters, and it matters for all of us, except, perhaps for the very least effective teachers, those who are either completely incompetent or who have cynically stopped trying.

Too Little Too Late?

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Marjorie Gilberg

Cindi Santana and her family did everything right to ensure her safety and the system failed them. Responding to dating abuse requires parents, schools, community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to work together.

Federal Probe: LA Schools Failed To Provide Equal Education For Minority Students

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG and KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal edu...

Dean's Amateur Drug Sting At California School Could Cost District $1 Million

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education

Laura Custodio, dean of Porter Middle School in the San Fernando Valley, sprang into action after hearing that an eighth-grader was selling pot to oth...

Sasha Bronner

Deasy On How Private Funds Will Save Public Schools | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.22.2011 | Los Angeles

Last week, news broke that a privately-run Los Angeles Fund For Public Education was launching when solicitation emails hit the inboxes of most major ...

Sasha Bronner

Why LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Wakes Up At 2:45AM | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.21.2011 | Los Angeles

LAUSD superintendent Dr. John Deasy does not believe in wasting time. He talks fast, sleeps little–-four hours a night-–and is in the news often f...

A Test Young Students Are 'Almost Guaranteed' To Fail

Posted 11.19.2011 | Education

Most four- and five-year-olds who take an English proficiency exam before kindergarten are bound to fail the test, according to a new study. Taking...

The LAUSD's Bold New Hollywood Donors

Posted 11.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Wealthy donors who once viewed the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a bureaucratic "black hole" now have a new way to give to the city's...

The Man Who Will Save Los Angeles

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

The second largest city in America has the public education system of a poor, sub-developed third world nation.