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Under Fire

Posted 08.07.2013 | Los Angeles

Matt Damon, whose mom is a public school teacher, has long been a vocal advocate of public schools. And yet, as he moves to LA, he's sending his four ...

National Parents Day -- Celebrating Parent Power

Ben Austin | Posted 09.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Ben Austin

For as long as I can remember, parent involvement has been at the heart of almost every major education reform effort.

The Billionaires' Big Plans for California Schools

John Thompson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Los Angeles
John Thompson

The heart of Vergara vs. California is the assertion that "California's schools hire and retain grossly ineffective teachers at alarming rates."

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.

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?

Los Angeles Public Schools Paid Nearly $500,000 To Scientology-Tied Tutoring Program

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

According to documents obtained by The Daily, Los Angeles public schools invested nearly half a million dollars in a tutoring program tied to Scientol...

Strive for A's Not D's

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Our schools need to promote higher standards. LAUSD should and can become a leader in the country of a movement to move kids towards true college readiness.

Los Angeles -- Literary Riot

Diane Luby Lane | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Diane Luby Lane

Performing poetry gives us the chance to take our fragmented stories and make them sources of sharing and teaching -- things that unite rather than divide.

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?

PHOTOS: Meet The Young Adults Charged With Turning Around LA Schools

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles

For the first time this week, the Occupy LA protesters weren't the most radical presence at City Hall agitating for change and social reform. Inste...

"Giving a Year to Change the World, One Student at a Time"

Hahn Chang | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Hahn Chang

City Year is not about a magic potion to cure all of our students' problems in a night. Instead it is about showing up everyday to the schools, believing in our students and working tirelessly to help them succeed.

LA Unified Adopts 'Value-Added' Approach To Teacher Ratings

latimes.com | Jason Song and Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.13.2011 | Los Angeles

In a dramatic turn for the country's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified released school ratings based on a new approach that measures...

Jamie Oliver Launches Mobile Kitchen As LAUSD Stands Its Ground

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has perfected his anti-obesity recipe over the years: blend a passion for nutrition with reality TV...

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'...

LAUSD Settlement Drastically Changes Teacher Layoff Procedures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Los Angeles Board of Elections approved a court settlement Tuesday that will change the procedure for laying off teachers. The traditional "last h...