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The Startling Image That Opened My Eyes About My Daughter's Education

Morgan Shanahan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Morgan Shanahan

If you haven't been inside your child's classroom lately, find some time to go look around. Take note of what's lacking. And if you can afford to in even the smallest way, improve it.

Those Greedy Prius-Driving, Coupon-Clipping Teachers!

David Lyell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Los Angeles
David Lyell

Talk to any LAUSD teacher and they will tell you they clearly want a fair, living wage and that a raise is long overdue. In fact, in my conversations with fellow teachers and health and human services professionals, I have yet to meet anyone who thinks a raise isn't long overdue.

Hungry? Too Bad.

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 06.28.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy has proposed eliminating a classroom breakfast program that feeds nearly 200,000 low-income students dai...

Enough With Us vs. Them

Marlene Canter | Posted 05.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Marlene Canter

The LAUSD Board of Education doesn't only matter to special interest groups, teachers, students, or district staff -- it is hugely important for all Angelenos. Educating our kids well forms the basis for a sound economy, healthy communities, and safer streets.

Learning to Give, Early

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

I often look for charitable outlets in Los Angeles where young people can contribute in the act of giving, and through the years I have found and participated in many fun activities that involved the spirit if charity.

Organizing and Partnering for School Change in East Los Angeles

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Martin J. Blank

In the past several years, the efforts of a community organizing group, a dedicated group of teachers, an array of community partners, the students, and the parents converged to demand change in East LA-- and to make it a reality.

Student Advocacy: A Sharper Picture

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Martin J. Blank

The principal has been so impressed with the students' efforts that he is asking them to not only increase the number of students who are mediators, but also to train the teachers in peer mediation so that they will understand how students are working to change the climate and the culture of the school.

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.

Civil Rights Investigation Triggers LAUSD Overhaul

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Triggered by a federal civil rights investigation, Los Angeles Unified has launched a network of programs designed to more quickly move English learne...

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...

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?

Ding, Dong, Concept 6 Is Dead

Hector Villagra | Posted 10.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

A new school year is set to begin in LAUSD, with all the typical fresh hopes and dreams, but this one will be different. For the first time since the 1980s, no LAUSD student will be attending a school on the calendar known as Concept 6.

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?

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...

Cuts to Arts Education Would Shortchange Our Children

Robin Bronk | Posted 05.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Robin Bronk

That leaders are seriously considering devastating cuts to elementary arts education programs in L.A., arguably the American city where the positive economic impact of the arts is most apparent, ought to be a wake-up call to all of us.

Bringing a Third Chair to the Bargaining Table

Charles Kerchner | Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

Monday's editions of the LA Times, Daily News and La Opinion carried an ad from a coalition of civic and community organizations aimed at influencing the negotiations between the LA Unified School District and its teachers.

Under the Watch of Principal Randall Delling, North Hollywood High School Racks Up Local and National Attention

Laura Sturza | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Laura Sturza

North Hollywood High School recently earned a Washington Post ranking in the top 1 percent of schools in the nation to prepare its students for college. It's not enough for Principal Randall Delling.

Report: LAUSD Wasting 25% Of Payroll On Pointless Training

Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) should stop compensating teachers for completing graduate-level coursework, according to a new report ...

South Pasadena School Bans 'Tag' From Playground

South Pasadena, CA Patch | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles

My fifth-grade son loves to play tag with his friends and complains that it is banned from school. I found the ban odd, because I remember playing tag...

PHOTOS: Hollywood Pays Tribute To 'Year Of Service' Program

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though City Year Los Angeles, an educational non-profit, was founded in 2007, they just held their first fundraising dinner last Saturday. For th...

School Named In Honor Of Teacher Jaime Escalante

AP | Posted 05.26.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles-area school has been named for late calculus teacher Jaime Escalante, whose story about pushing underachieving students t...

LAUSD Losing More Schools To The Charter System

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — El Camino Real High School has won six national academic quiz championships, boasts test scores that rank it as one of California'...

Grassroots Movement Launches Campaign To Cut LA School Drop Out Rates In Half

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Right To Succeed, an LA-based nonprofit organization, has launched its "Drop 50" campaign, which aims to cut school drop out rates throughout Los Ange...

Meet The 8 People Who Want To Replace The LA Teachers Union President

latimes.com | 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...

New Program Rates Teachers By Student Performance; Info Available For Parents To See

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A new program in Los Angeles rates teachers based on the test scores of their students. Though many factors are considered in assessing student perfor...