Best education articles of 2023: Our 9 most shared stories about LA students & schools
2023 continued to be a tumultuous time for the nation’s second largest school district, as enrollment, transportation and other issues continued to disrupt Los Angeles Unified post-pandemic. The year began with a heated battle at LAUSD for special needs services, with parents and advocates slamming the district’s regressive rollout plan. LA School Report also talked...
By LA School Report | December 19, 2023
Most-read stories from the school year: A look at LAUSD’s year in flux
The 2022-23 school year continued a time of transition and uncertainty for LAUSD, with district schools continuing to lose students, a three-day workers’ strike and low test scores. Here are the most read stories about the nation’s second largest school system: 1. Leaving Los Angeles: These 10 LAUSD schools lost the most students during COVID...
By LA School Report | July 11, 2023
School workers to see 30% raise, retroactive pay, as LAUSD announces deal with union following strike
Developing… A day after the end of a 72-hour strike that saw LAUSD custodians, cafeteria workers, teacher aides, special education assistants and bus drivers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 99 walk off the job, the school district announced an agreement on a new contract that “significantly increases salaries for close to 30,000 members.” ...
By LA School Report | March 24, 2023
LAUSD strike: 4 tips for families about meals, school materials, child care & more as shutdown looms
The Los Angeles Unified School District is poised to shut down classrooms beginning Tuesday, as Service Employees International Union Local 99, which represents roughly 30,000 custodians, cafeteria staff, bus drivers and other service workers, has announced plans for strike for three days. United Teachers Los Angeles, also in contract talks with the district, has announced...
By LA School Report | March 20, 2023
Schools After COVID: 6 Ways For Districts to Better Engage Parents Amid Concerns About COVID Learning Loss
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Best education articles of 2022: Our 8 most shared stories about LA schools
2022 continued to be a chaotic time for the nation’s second largest school district, with chronic absenteeism and other COVID-related issues disrupting LA Unified schools. Starting off the year, LAUSD welcomed a new superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, the former Miami schools chief. It was also a big year for LA School Report as we covered these...
By LA School Report | January 3, 2023
EDlection 2022: 16 midterm races to watch that could impact schools, students & learning recovery after COVID
We’re just now beginning to process how COVID has reshaped our schools — and the state of our education politics. From historic test score declines to fractured learning recovery efforts, a teen mental health emergency, a high school absenteeism crisis and imploding college enrollment, the foundation of our education system has been rocked. Amid these...
By LA School Report | November 8, 2022
Profiles: Los Angeles school board candidates discuss ideas
Today we present “Meet the LAUSD School Board Candidates,” profiles of the candidates running for three open seats on the seven-member Los Angeles school board in the June 7 primary. If elected, candidates for LAUSD school board — representing the largest school district in the country with an elected board — will confront complex issues...
By LA School Report | May 24, 2022
Video: Former Mayor Villaraigosa talks with leading school advocates about movement to enshrine ‘quality education’ as a constitutional right
The U.S Constitution says nothing about education; none of the 25 amendments does either. In Minnesota, the home of former State Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, the state constitution — ratified in 1857 — only requires “a general and uniform system of public schools.” Page thinks the education provision is way overdue for an overhaul....
By LA School Report | January 31, 2022
Developing: Los Angeles teachers union decries new CDC guidelines on reopening schools, demands teachers and school staff be vaccinated before returning to classrooms
Shortly after the Centers for Disease Control unveiled new federal guidance surrounding reopening schools for in-person learning — guidance that prioritizes masking and social distancing as key strategies and outlines a new color-coded system for measuring surrounding community spread — the union representing more than 35,000 Los Angeles teachers pushed back against the suggestion that...
By LA School Report | February 17, 2021
Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified issue joint announcement of online-only start to school year next month
The following statement was released Monday morning by both the Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified School Districts: On March 13, four months ago today, we made the difficult decision to close our schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Much has changed since that time: New research is available, additional information on...
By LA School Report | July 13, 2020