LAUSD graduates reflect on challenges in their K-12 education
In a roundtable event hosted by Equity Alliance for LA’s Kids, recent LAUSD graduates reflected on their navigation of an often difficult, educational experience. Graduates from East LA and South LA high schools, identified by the Student Equity Needs Index (SENI) as some of the highest concentrations of high-need schools, shared their challenges from policing...
By LeeAnna Villarreal | July 18, 2023
Meet an LAUSD Roosevelt High School teacher who is a 2023 California Teacher of the Year
As LAUSD high school English teacher Jason Torres-Rangel finishes his second year at Theodore Roosevelt High School he looks back on a time filled with accomplishments. In October, he was named one of five 2023 California Teachers of the Year, and nominated as California’s representative for the National Teacher of the Year competition. Torres-Rangel, who...
By LeeAnna Villarreal | April 25, 2023
LA’s missing students: Data show more than half of kids in Board District 2 were chronically absent last year
LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says attendance at district schools has improved this school year – but one local board district has had a dramatically higher rate of chronically absent students. In the 2021-2022 school year, 55.4% of students in Board District 2 (BD2) were chronically absent, according to the LAUSD Open Data portal. It was...
By LeeAnna Villarreal | April 4, 2023