New center in Watts middle school reflects LAUSD’s focus on parents’ needs
Edwin Markham Middle School in the Watts community opened one of LAUSD’s first parent centers last month, part of a larger plan to add over 300 centers in schools across the district. The center offers services to help parents support children through school, along with career workshops and financial stipends. As the district introduces more...
By Charles Hastings | December 4, 2023
As the new school year begins, hopes are high for LAUSD pre-K for four-year-olds
Outside 135th Street Elementary School in Gardena, a colorfully-decorated sign welcomes pre-K students — boasting they will be “#ready4theworld!” with the help of Los Angeles Unified’s new universal program for young learners. “We want to hear smiles,” said Dean Tagawa, executive director of early child education for LA Unified who is overseeing the district’s new...
By Charles Hastings | September 26, 2023