LAUSD Latino parents discuss Carvalho’s first year and other issues
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Alberto Carvalho’s arrival more than a year ago raised hopes for parents across the district, particularly Latino parents, hoping for more of a role in school decision making. Latino students make up nearly three-quarters of the LAUSD student population. But Carvalho’s 100-day plan, which promised to narrow academic achievement gaps and...
By Nicholas Dinh | June 13, 2023
Taking care of her ‘babies’: How one LAUSD principal provides pandemic recovery to vulnerable kids
During the pandemic, Los Angeles Unified’s Ninth Street Elementary School teachers saw their students attending remote classes from crowded and noisy shelters — or living with more than ten family members in a small room. Located in one of Los Angeles’ lowest income neighborhoods, Ninth Street Elementary enrolls students who live in the Fashion District...
By Nicholas Dinh | December 13, 2022
Q&A: LAUSD District Superintendent Frances Baez on her challenges and achievements
Determined to provide herself with a quality education in the 1980s when opportunities for Latino students were limited, a young Frances Baez endured more than two hour bus rides from her Boyle Heights neighborhood to a LAUSD affiliated charter school in Pacific Palisades. “I had to take a bus and go across the city to...
By Nicholas Dinh | October 13, 2022