Tag: Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
July 11, 2017
An advocacy group for English learners says the $5 million in new state money to train more bilingual teachers is a "first step," and warns that Proposition 58 has worsened a severe shortage of bilingual teachers.
June 25, 2017
Parents described the nightmare of a child who is unable to learn to read and the need for schools to provide services to address dyslexia.
June 21, 2017
The Netflix co-founder who has donated some of the biggest sums to charter school causes in California since 2011 thinks elected school boards are holding back education progress in the United States.
June 19, 2017
Nick Melvoin says "victory" for him over the next few years would be "across-the-board improvements in the district," not charter growth.
June 18, 2017
Kelly Gonez was backed by charter school advocates, but says expanding the number of charters is not what she is interested in doing.
June 13, 2017
Unlike independent charters, affiliated charters’ student discipline policies match the district’s. They operate out of district buildings that they don’t have to pay for and the district covers their administrative expenses. Affiliated or dependent charters are “really connected to the mother ship,” said José Cole-Gutiérrez, director of the L.A. Unified’s charter school division, the body that oversees both groups of charters.
May 24, 2017
Expanding charters will exacerbate L.A. Unified's major challenges, including a prospective budget deficit and declining enrollment.
May 17, 2017
The race for the three board seats generated nearly $17 million in campaign spending.
April 20, 2017
A bill that would have allowed only school districts to approve new charter petitions is very much alive despite being shelved Monday by its sponsor.
April 12, 2017
Across California, 34 high schools and 12 districts have formed a network to promote performance-based assessments, including portfolios. These are the end product of months of intense collaboration, research, critical thinking and multiple revisions that students typically present in their senior year.
April 9, 2017
Only six of California's 25 largest school districts are taking advantage of a state law that allows them to enroll more 4-year-olds in a pre-kindergarten program known as “transitional kindergarten.”
March 8, 2017
Three school board seat races generated $6.7 million in campaign contributions, much of it from charter school advocates and labor groups.
March 5, 2017
Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots for three seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
February 8, 2017
The new federal education law eliminated the subsidy for low-income students.