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LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early education campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
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LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early ed campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
Tags: School, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Brentwood, Sawyer, Knott, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Berry Farm, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Nick Melvoin


LAUSD parents want special ed teachers – especially those eligible for vaccines – back on campus

In the ongoing debate over how soon educators should return to in-person work, some Los Angeles Unified parents are fuming over the revelation that certain employees who work with special education students have been eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations since January but have yet to provide in-person services to some of the district’s most vulnerable students. Generally speaking, those who work in schools won’t have access to the vaccines until next week under L.A. County’s priority system, but so...
Tags: News, Education, White House, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Inglewood, Johnson Johnson, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, District, Bailey, Aguilar, United Teachers Los Angeles


LAUSD officials say full school reopenings beyond their control; Buscaino ponders legal action

Even as Los Angeles Unified School District officials stress that certain factors impacting how soon they can reopen schools — such as the level of COVID-19 cases in the county — are beyond their control, one city councilman who wants to look at legal options to compel LAUSD to return students to classrooms insists there are actions the district could take to provide in-person instruction at least to its most vulnerable pupils now. And at least one school board member agrees. A day after L.A. Ci...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, Los Angeles City Council, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District


LAUSD board members not sorry to see DeVos gone as education secretary

It didn’t take long for district leaders and educators in Los Angeles Unified to respond to the news that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had resigned. “One of the worst Secretaries of Education in history,” school board President Kelly Gonez tweeted. “Finally @BetsyDeVosED does something helpful for our public schools” by resigning, tweeted Nick Melvoin, another board member. “Too little, way too late,” the local teachers union said in a Facebook post. Such were the responses late Thurs...
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LAUSD elects Kelly Gonez, youngest woman president in its history

Kelly Gonez became the youngest-ever female president of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Gonez, 32, is also the first of the millennial generation and one of only four women of color and one of three Latinas to lead the board that sets policy for the nation’s second-largest school district, which serves a student population that is currently 80% Latino or Black, according to LAUSD officials. “I want to thank my colleagues for this honor, and I look...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Committee, South Bay, U S Department of Education, Austin Beutner, Committee of the Whole, Nick Melvoin, Top Stories LADN, Gonez, Kelly Gonez


Parents of LAUSD special-education students feel adrift during distance learning

For just about every family with school-age children, the sudden campus closures in the spring rendered life complex, challenging, even frustrating, with parents juggling working from home and with kids learning there, too. Online tools aimed to make learning easier, but there were still many hurdles, perhaps none more difficult than those facing parents of special-needs children such as Mia Marano, mother of 3rd and 6th graders — both disgnosed with autism. Marano said her younger son was atten...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, LA County, School Board, Austin Beutner, Lomita, Newsom, Zamora, Beutner


As LA public schools plan for fall, calls grow for improved online learning

As the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of slowing down, calls are growing for the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve upon a hastily launched system of online learning for the coming academic year. A report compiled by parent advocacy organization Speak Up found the district’s distance-learning program has been “inconsistent at best and discriminatory at worst.” The report added that live online instruction, mandatory grades and consistent scheduling are critical to online sch...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Southern California, San Fernando Valley, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Newsom, Blevins, Hamilton High School


LAUSD wants property owners to give schools $500M a year, but can district spend it wisely?

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero || LA School Report Parents and community advocates are divided on L.A. Unified’s Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June ballot that would raise about $500 million a year over a 12-year period for schools. However, a common thread connects them: They agree schools need more funding, but there’s also “distrust” over whether the district would use the money to advance student learning. “We have concerns about oversight of those funds,” said Vanessa Aramayo, executive direc...
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As LAUSD parcel tax looms, can parents and advocates trust giant school system to be a ‘good steward’?

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero || LA School Report Parents and community advocates are divided on L.A. Unified’s Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June ballot that would raise about $500 million a year over a 12-year period for schools. However, a common thread connects them: They agree schools need more funding, but there’s also “distrust” over whether the district would use the money to advance student learning. “We have concerns about oversight of those funds,” said Vanessa Aramayo, executive direc...
Tags: News, Education, Abc, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Chamber of Commerce, Eric Garcetti, Baz, Valley


Less than half of LAUSD’s Class of 2019 are on track to graduate eligible for UC/Cal state schools

By Taylor Swaak || LA School Report Less than half of L.A. Unified’s Class of 2019 are eligible for the state’s public universities, the latest district projections show. As of March, 49 percent of the district’s 34,734 prospective graduates are on track to pass all of their “A-G” college preparation courses with Cs or better. This means that less than half of the class currently has the grades to qualify for the University of California and California State University school systems. These in-s...
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LAUSD continues to struggle to stay afloat as it waits for new revenue, latest financial report shows

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report School board members have approved L.A. Unified’s latest budget, even though the district is still far from being financially sustainable. The revised fiscal stabilization plan lays out the district’s response to county concerns about deficit spending, inadequate reserve levels and reliance on non-guaranteed funds to keep itself afloat. But instead of providing clarity, the latest budget highlighted the district’s deepening reliance on new funding sources as it...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Price, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Reliance, Scott Schmerelson, LA school, Reseda, Local Control Funding Formula


LAUSD teachers struck a deal, with some gaining and others giving up some ground

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


In deal between LAUSD and teachers, some parties gained ground while others gave it up

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


Former LAUSD board president Zimmer may be helping in talks to end teachers strike

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Unified School Board President Steve Zimmer appears to be helping facilitate  talks between district and union leaders in an effort to bring an end to a teachers strike that has extended into a fifth day. Zimmer has been working for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office as a senior adviser on education policy since September of 2017, a role he took a few months after he lost a re-election bid in May of that year to Nick Melvoin. Garcetti’s office has been mediating the la...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Zimmer, Garcetti, Scott Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Steve Zimmer, Marshall High School, Beutner


Could LAUSD house homeless students and families?

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report LA Unified’s school board voted Tuesday to study using district property to house homeless students and their families, despite split public opinion. In a 4-1 vote with one abstention, school board members approved a resolution giving Superintendent Austin Beutner six months to research the feasibility of using district sites to: Allow overnight parking for homeless students and families, in collaboration with the Safe Parking L.A. program,Provide overnight shel...
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Here’s how to reach your LAUSD school board member — without sleeping overnight on the sidewalk

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero, LA School Report Los Angeles Unified’s seven school board members — or six for now — make vital decisions impacting more than 570,000 students. Parents, community members, and the general public want their concerns to be heard, but what’s the best way to connect with the board members? Besides email and phone, there are board meetings most Tuesdays with designated times for people to address the board members. But the process has long been fraught with frustration, as...
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At LAUSD, making a deal on teacher raises is easier said than done

Getting on the same page in the nation’s second-largest school district is not an easy thing. As a teachers’ strike looms, teachers, parents and the Los Angeles Unified School District agree that L.A.’s public school teachers should be paid more. But that’s about where it ends. Getting there is where the wall is — just ask a board member who represents the San Fernando Valley, union officials and local parents. On one hand, union leaders and backers argue, more money for teachers will ultimately...
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Can all of LA’s public school students be college-ready by 2023? LA Unified leaders seek to ‘Close the Gap’

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero, LA School Report LA Unified made a big commitment Tuesday: by 2023 all students will be college-ready, and — to make sure parents can hold the district accountable — it will now report two different graduation rates. Through unanimous approval of the “Realizing the Promise for All: Close the Gap by 2023” resolution, the board members “publicly commit” to students — including English learners, special education students, foster youth, and those living in poverty — to p...
Tags: News, Education, Obama, California, La, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, University Of California, Essa, Garcia, Rodriguez, U S Department of Education, San Fernando Valley


He’s an ‘unconventional choice,’ but new LAUSD chief asks community to embrace change, better education

Los Angeles Unified School District’s next superintendent warned Wednesday of tough choices ahead while aiming to strike a unifying tone in the face of significant union concerns. Philanthropist Austin Beutner, who has no experience running a school or a school district, acknowledged a day after he was tapped by the LAUSD Board of Education that he’s an “unconventional choice.” But the former investment banker and one-time deputy mayor of L.A. said he’s ready to listen, learn and move forward to...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Orange County, Brown, CSUN, San Fernando Valley, Trump Clinton, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Cal State


How can LAUSD schools be safer? Here’s your chance to weigh in

LOS ANGELES — City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Wednesday that he will hold the first in a series of public hearings of the Los Angeles School Safety Blue Ribbon Panel on Sunday at Hollywood High School. Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Vice President Nick Melvoin will co-host the 2 p.m. meeting, which will be focused on a variety of topics related to school safety. “Keeping our kids safe and secure should be our top priority,” Feuer said. “Our blue ribbon panel will be tr...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Public Safety, Westlake, Feuer, Parkland Florida, Westlake District, Mike Feuer, Nick Melvoin, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


LAUSD approves expensive health benefits contract but vows to be tougher in negotiations going forward

By Mike Szymanski, LA School Report Despite parents’ pleas to deal now with a coming deficit that could require huge cuts, a narrow majority of LA Unified’s school board on Tuesday approved a new contract that commits the district to paying for its employees’ generous health benefits at current levels for the next three years. The contract passed 4-2, with board members Nick Melvoin and Ref Rodriguez casting no votes. The eight labor unions covered by the contract — representing 60,000 employees...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Lausd, Local News, Golden State, Rodriguez, Scott Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, LA school


12,000 kids will leave LAUSD this year: District weighs options to fill looming financial hole

As LA Unified continues to lose 12,000 students every year, administrators will be notified of expected job losses, restrictions could be made on how to spend one-time funds coming from the state, and labor partners will be called on to be part of the solution. Next year’s projected enrollment decline was reported Tuesday by Chief Financial Officer Scott Price during a budget update to the school board, which made no decisions on how to offset what equals a loss of about $130 million a year — ro...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Price, Local News, Golden State, Michelle King, Independent Financial Review Panel, LA Unified, Nick Melvoin, Top Stories LADN, Vivian Ekchian


One desired outcome for new LAUSD superintendent: A little disruption, say board members

By Mike Szymanski, LA School Report In the context of the search for its next superintendent, LA Unified’s school board is asking existential questions about how hard it should be pushing to disrupt the status quo in a system that serves more than 700,000 students. While none of the conversations came particularly full-circle in a special meeting of the board this week, a variety of ideas were thrown out about the future of a system that continues to grapple with achievement, equity, and operati...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, South Bay, McKenna, San Fernando Valley, Michelle King, LA school, LA Unified, Nick Melvoin


LA’s choice: In charter wars, board members say they will seek bridge builder as next schools chief

By George White, EdSource As the Los Angeles Unified school board gears up to select a successor to Superintendent Michelle King, one of the major issues it will have to consider are the candidates’ views and positions on charter schools. Charter schools have been a major source of tension and conflict in the district, brought on in part by the presence of 224 independently run charter schools in the district, more than any other district in the nation. Another 54 are charter schools run by the ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Kentucky, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Local News, King, Ucla, State Board of Education, Michelle King


Watchdogs warn LAUSD’s health deal is not aggressive enough in reining in costs

By Mike Szymanski, LA School Report A tentative agreement on health benefits marks the first time an LA Unified labor contract has directly taken on the district’s soaring healthcare costs. But watchdogs say the deal doesn’t go far enough in tackling the district’s standing debt — and some school board members warn it may actually make the next round of negotiations all that more difficult. The district’s promise not to make any cuts to existing benefits in the next three years shows how slowly ...
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LAUSD officials can soon say there’s an app for that

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to develop a smartphone app for push notifications to alert parents and school staff of any relevant updates, such as emergency notifications, school closures and calendar updates. LAUSD board Vice President Nick Melvoin said the new app would be used in place of antiquated robo-calls and paper surveys. Melvoin has hosted several roundtable discussions with parents and community members to gauge who would most be...
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