Prior to joining EdSource, George provided editing and reporting services as a consultant at three organizations – New America Media, the Center for Educational Improvement and Robert L. Green & Associates. As editor and lead writer for the Green & Associates education consulting team, George coauthored and edited “Expect the Most – Provide the Best,” a 2014 Scholastic Inc. book on best educational practices and contributed to “A Call for Change,” a 2012 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt anthology on education reform. George covered education issues for New America Media and the Center for Educational Improvement. Previously, George managed the UCLA Center for Communications and Community, an institute that helped news organizations and nonprofits engage communities. Also, as editor of the UCLA center’s website, he managed reports on issues related to education, health and community development. George joined the UCLA center after 11 years as an editor and reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He was a member of the reporting teams that earned Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. In addition, his 1995 exposés on a Thai sweatshop slavery ring in El Monte, Ca. helped prompt national reforms in the U.S. apparel and retail industries. George earned a M.A. in African history and a B.A. in journalism at Michigan State University.
All posts by George White
The state charter schools division advises the state board on charter school issues and provides grants to schools.
February 13, 2018
Ford helped pass the "parent trigger" law that enables parents to remove leaders of underachieving schools.
February 13, 2018
A Los Angeles charter school network creates a wellness program to lower teacher stress and boost teacher retention.
February 1, 2018
For the L.A. Unified board, outgoing superintendent may be the model for a successor.
January 22, 2018
Activist Ben Austin founded the Kids Coalition to help parents and students obtain more input into the educational policies of the Los Angeles Unified School District
January 21, 2018
The new center will create educator networks statewide to improve student performance.
January 9, 2018
An arts charter that adds science, technology, math and engineering finds a winning combination.
November 19, 2017
The agreement paved the way for the district's approval of 15 charter school renewals.
November 7, 2017
Summit Public Schools creates the first teacher residency training program for personalized learning.
October 26, 2017
Ref Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to felony charges related to his 2015 campaign.
October 25, 2017
District does not disclose details of Michelle King's health and how long she will be out
October 9, 2017
The new president is one of four board members backed by charter school advocates.
September 26, 2017
Refugio “Ref” Rodriguez will remain on the board until the case is resolved.
September 19, 2017
Drawing on their experience, teachers with DACA status have been comforting undocumented students.
September 15, 2017
The district agrees to provide an additional $150 million to 50 high-needs schools.
September 14, 2017
The outcome of the case could have an impact on future district policies.
September 13, 2017
The district is seeking to ease conflicts over a state law that requires it to share available space with charter schools.
August 29, 2017
A recent audit found that Tri-Valley Learning Corporation executives had conflicts of interest and commingled funds.
July 24, 2017
New board president hopes to unite those backed by charters and unions.
July 6, 2017
Michelle King has steered the nation’s second largest public school system to calmer waters. That’s the consensus of several prominent education leaders and others who work closely with the district in a variety of roles.