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The L.A. teacher strike may be over, but observers warn there’s no ‘clear path forward’ for how LAUSD can afford its new contract

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report The L.A. Unified school board has approved a contract with its teachers union that officials admit they can’t fully afford, calling the deal’s sustainability into question as the district receives repeated warnings from the county that it’s in severe financial straits. To shoulder about $840 million in added costs through 2021, district officials say they’re largely relying on more state funding and a 2020 California tax referendum — neither of which are guaran...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Lausd, Jim Morris, Johnson, Local News, Smith, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Morris, Legislative


Canoga Park fifth-graders meet a COD-E, a robot designed to get them excited about tech

Code’E, right, takes part in Genein Jefferson’s fifth-grade class Tuesday. The Òlife-sizedÓ robot, courtesy of PWC professional services, took part in the Canoga Park New Academy Charter School 5th grade class as part of their education initiative to get kids interested in technology. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Code’E takes part in Genein Jefferson’s fifth-grade class Tuesday. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will re...
Tags: Technology, News, Education, California, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Pwc, Lausd, Local News, Detroit, Shannon Schuyler, Michelle King, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Huntington Park


How the story of Pacoima’s ‘little school that could’ became the political fault line of public education

Some folks call Dr. Yvonne Chan the ‘charter matriarch.’ At age 73, 26 years after she founded the first charter school in Los Angeles, her reign along a six-block stretch of the East San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Pacoima is palpable. Chan is the founding principal of an empire of schools teaching 3,187 students from pre-K through 12th grade, the first independent charter school in the city. These days, she goes by the title “Chief Visionary Officer,” but she’s rarely without a jangling la...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Harvard, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Lausd, Local News, Santa Barbara, Ucla, Hart


Former LA Unified Superintendent Michelle King dies at age 57

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King died Saturday at the age of 57, the district announced. On behalf of the entire @LASchools family, we are deeply saddened to share that our beloved former Superintendent, Dr. Michelle King, has passed away. Words cannot begin to describe the sorrow we feel, the love we shared with – and for – Dr. King…https://t.co/4Nz9ydGlhL pic.twitter.com/I19nGg3d4o — L.A. Unified (@LASchools) February 3, 2019 “Words cann...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, King, Ucla, Board of Education, Michelle King, Los Angeles Unified, Pacoima, LA Unified, Century Park, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD parents are feeling betrayed and ‘extremely hurt’ as the push to limit charter growth begins

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Parents who have children in charter schools said they are feeling betrayed and “ready to fight back” in the wake of a Los Angeles Unified School District vote earlier this week calling for a moratorium on new charters in the giant school system. Families, teachers and students from Los Angeles’s independent charter schools turned out by the thousands Tuesday to urge school board members to reject a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charters...
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​At LAUSD, behind the smiles, deep rifts​ remain after strike. At some campuses, ‘It’s the elephant in the room’

The United Teachers Los Angeles walkout at the L.A. Unified School District wasn’t an especially long strike, but it was an emotionally tense and high-stakes week in which teachers — who normally are working in their classrooms — found themselves in the national spotlight. For teachers, the six-day walkout involved tough decisions about whether to go out on the line or cross it, days of standing in the rain and callous mud-slinging amongst leaders. It also involved atypical hours to socialize wh...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Valley Village, United Teachers Los Angeles, Tilly, Pacoima, John Marshall High School, Chris Tilly, UTLA, Southern California News Group, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs


Back to the picket lines: As week 2 begins, LAUSD parents and teachers hope for a deal as strike’s end hangs in balance

The rains that drenched Los Angeles just days ago were nowhere to be found Monday, but an end to the massive teacher strike shaking the region remained elusive as tens of thousands of teachers geared up to hit the picket lines for a second week. Many teachers and parents were hoping for a deal by the weekend’s end and a return to classrooms Tuesday, as district and union negotiators underwent a marathon of closed-door bargaining sessions at L.A. City Hall. But even as teachers stayed away from ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, City Hall, Northridge, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Ayala, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Pacoima


With little learning happening inside strike-humbled LAUSD schools, high achievers feel the pressure not to fall behind

Jaimie Lee and Dalia Elrih, juniors at Los Angeles Unified School District’s John Marshall High School, have the same ambitious class schedule: AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus and honors U.S. History. The two picketed with striking LAUSD teachers outside the school on Monday and joined a UTLA rally downtown. But in the days since, they’ve veered in different directions absent teachers — one hitting the books at school and the other at home — in an attempt to stay ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, San Pedro, Harbor, Petersen, Lee, Carson


Tale of two schools: Though separated by just 9 miles, effects of the strike on these campuses are far apart

Brenda Sandoval has already taken two days off work from her job as a receptionist at a nearby mental health clinic to support the striking teachers of Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. Depending on how long the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike lasts, she may have to take more time off. But she’s willing to do it. “I feel that I have no choice,” said Sandoval as she juggled a UTLA protest sign in Spanish, a floral-printed umbrella and the hand of her poncho-clad first gra...
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Tale of two schools: Though separated by just 9 miles, effects of the strike on these campuses are very far apart

Brenda Sandoval has already taken two days off work from her job as a receptionist at a nearby mental health clinic to support the striking teachers of Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. Depending on how long the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike lasts, she may have to take more time off. But she’s willing to do it. “I feel that I have no choice,” said Sandoval as she juggled a UTLA protest sign in Spanish, a floral-printed umbrella and the hand of her poncho-clad first gra...
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8 questions parents have about today’s LAUSD teachers strike

How long will the strike last? That’s the question parents, among others, are asking as a Los Angeles Unified teachers strike gets underway Monday. At this point, it’s anybody’s guess. As classes were slated to begin Monday morning, LAUSD teachers were out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees and 1,000 schools acro...
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Taft students shower Telfair Elementary in gifts, holiday spirit

Sitting cross-legged in rows along the classroom carpet, second-graders at Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima squealed in unison to find festively wrapped gifts in their lap, hand delivered by Santa’s elves from the North Pole. Yet the elves were actually 60 towering teens from Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills who had collected almost 1,000 gifts for Friday’s fourth-annual holiday event with Telfair, a fellow LA Unified campus that has taken a spotlight after widespread reports of st...
Tags: News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Idaho, Lausd, Santa, Local News, Taft, John McCoy, LA Times, Steiner, Woodland Hills


West Valley residents weigh in on LAUSD study to turn district sites into housing for homeless youth, families

A push to study whether Los Angeles public schools can house homeless students and their families is drawing fierce pushback from some West Valley residents, who say their area is too residential — and becoming even more so with major developments in the pipeline — for such an effort. More than 200 residents packed a room at the American Legion Hall in Woodland Hills Wednesday night, with the overflow spilling outside despite the pouring rain during what was the first community meeting since the...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Platt, Valley, Walker, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, LA County


Telfair Elementary: The heart of LAUSD’s homeless crisis could become ground zero for change

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report If LA Unified’s growing student homeless crisis had an epicenter, Telfair Elementary in the northeast San Fernando Valley would be it. Last year the school had the highest percentage of homeless students; so far this year, it’s tied for first place. And as the district explores expanding support for its estimated 16,000 homeless students, Telfair could be first in line for help — and a model for the rest of LA Unified. The school board in November passed a resol...
Tags: School, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Lausd, Times, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, LA Times, LA County


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...
Tags: Texas, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, San Jose, Venice, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles Times, Murray


Grant to fund mental health services at San Fernando Valley Catholic schools

Mental health services will be provided to families with children who attend four Catholic schools in the San Fernando Valley, with the help of a grant from the Well Being Trust. The Well Being Trust awarded $8.5 million in grants to several programs throughout California, with one of the grants going to a project led by a psychologist at Cal State Northridge, Shyrea Minton. Minton’s program aims to offer mental health services at four schools, where many of the students come from low-income, fi...
Tags: Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Local News, Grant, Sun Valley, San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Cal State, Providence St Joseph Health, Top Stories LADN, San Fernando Valley Catholic


In wake of gun violence, LAUSD needs a school safety director, panel says

A Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety is proposing dozens of actions to enhance school safety in and around Los Angeles schools in the wake of school shootings here and around the country. Among the recommendations outlined in the draft report released this week is that the Los Angeles Unified School District establish the high-level position of school safety director to oversee the district’s safety initiatives. While various LAUSD departments and community partners work individually to ensure s...
Tags: Florida, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles County, Valley, South Bay, Los Angeles City, Rodriguez, Feuer, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner


These students got all kinds of free back-to-school stuff at a Pacoima community center. One even ‘won 4 pencils’!

Hundreds of children and their families gathered at El Nido Family Centers in Pacoima Thursday to welcome another school year and to receive brand new school supplies and a backpack. “I wrote a thank you letter, and then I won a game,” said Manuel Torres, a fourth-grader from San Fernando. “I played a game where you take the ball and throw it to the basket, added his younger sisters, Ingrid and Grace. “I won four pencils.” Children have some fun at the El Nido Pacoima Family Source Center be...
Tags: News, Education, Kaiser Permanente, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Community, Grace, Guzman, Ingrid, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, El Nido, Pacoima


LAUSD Chief Austin Beutner tells Valley group the district needs to generate revenue, or it ‘will not be pretty’

New Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner on Thursday outlined big changes to how the district operates to improve student learning in the nation’s second-largest school district. Beutner spoke to business leaders at a Valley Industry and Commerce Association forum at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. “If more of the same were working, we’d see it. We’d see proficiency rising rapidly. It’s not. We’d see knowledge rising rapidly. It’s not, so we have to change what...
Tags: News, Education, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Los Angeles Times, Northridge, Board, Valley, University of California at Berkeley, LA Times, San Fernando Valley, West Valley


These Valley students are the first in their families to college. Here’s what that’s like

When he walks across the stage at Los Angeles Valley College on June 5, Ronnell Evans will mark the end of one journey and the start of another. After five years of study and work to support himself, he’ll have earned his associate’s degree. Evans, a 26-year-old from Pacoima, is the first in his family to graduate from college. Neither his father, incarcerated since Evans was three, nor his mother, a nursing assistant, went to college. With a sometimes unsteady home life and financial struggles,...
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Pacoima corner to be dedicated to San Fernando High band and drill team directors

PACOIMA — An intersection in Pacoima adjacent to San Fernando High School will be designated today as Gigger Square to honor the late Richard Gigger Jr. and his widow, Ellen Gigger, respectively the school’s beloved band and drill team directors. Richard Gigger Jr. was the school’s band director from 1982 until his retirement in 1999. His wife Ellen directed the drill team and taught piano and chorus classes. Known as “The Team,” the Giggers guided San Fernando to 13 consecutive city band and dr...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Breaking News, Lausd, Ellen, Local News, Notre Dame, San Fernando, Pacoima, Kevin Rooney, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, San Fernando High School, San Fernando High, Top Stories LADN


These Valley LAUSD schools are getting upgrades to the tune of $1.2 billion

Over the next several years, the Los Angeles Unified School District will be at work upgrading 12 schools in the San Fernando Valley, using $1.2 billion in bond money from Measure Q, which voters passed in 2008 for school construction. Some of the schools are generations old, like North Hollywood High School, which opened in 1927 and comprises the biggest of the upgrade projects. Improvements there will include new gym construction and new classrooms to replace the pre-fabricated “portable” clas...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, High School, Lausd, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, James Monroe High School, Porter Ranch Community School, Pacoima, North Hollywood High School, Top Stories LADN, LA news, Reseda High School, Mark Hovatter



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