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
In the ‘Crosshairs’: Beleaguered School Superintendents Face COVID Wave of Firings
Facing Regional Shortages, U.S. Schools Now Employing 160,000 ‘Underqualified’ Teachers
L.A. vs. the Wonks: District’s 8th-Grade Reading Miracle on NAEP Draws Scrutiny
State of Play: Girls’ Athletics Rising — With or Without Trans Kids on the Team
16 Under 16: Meet The 74’s 2022 Class of STEM Achievers
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
Education must-reads: From charter politics still shaping LAUSD school board elections to an audit finding the state lottery is not putting enough money into Education, 10 new things to know about California’s schools (and beyond)
Education Must-Reads is our daily roundup of the most interesting news articles and analysis surrounding students, schools and California education policy. Charter school politics still in play in LA Unified school board elections The majority of Los Angeles Unified school board seats are up for grabs next week, a pivotal election that will shape how...
By LA School Report | February 26, 2020
The most memorable education articles of 2019: Our top 10 stories about Los Angeles classrooms, students and school policies from the past year
From strikes to financial woes to inspiring educators and shifting graduation requirements, it was a busy year at LA School Report, charting the course of the country’s second-largest school district. As we turn the page on a new year, a quick look back at the 10 stories that resonated most with readers across California in...
By LA School Report | January 2, 2020
Back-to-school reads: The 6 most popular articles we published this summer about the state of Los Angeles schools
With students back in the classroom and LAUSD officials back in action tackling several urgent issues, we thought we’d pause for a moment, look back at the summer break, and resurface our six most popular articles you might have missed while traveling, surfing or ditching your e-mail for a beach read. Here are our top...
By LA School Report | August 21, 2019
Michelle King, former LAUSD superintendent who championed unity, dies at 57
*Updated Feb. 4 Michelle King, who as L.A. Unified’s first female African-American superintendent championed unity and collaboration among all public schools, has passed away at age 57 after fighting cancer. King was “a collaborative and innovative leader who broke down barriers to create more equitable opportunities for every student,” the district stated Saturday in announcing...
By LA School Report | February 3, 2019
The schools we remember most: 7 educators we’re thankful we met this year
From coast to coast, and up and down the Pacific Coast from San Diego to Los Angeles to Washington state, we’ve spent the year traversing the country in search of innovative schools and inspiring student breakthroughs. Along the way, we’ve met many inspiring educators who are lifting up their students and their communities. As we...
By LA School Report | November 20, 2018