LAUSD board says no decision yet on moving Emerson adult school
Students and staff at the Emerson Adult Center are concerned that their building will be taken over by a charter school and that LA Unified is growing less committed to adult education. The message from LA Unified’s board: relax. The board and LAUSD officials say there is no commitment to separate the adult programs from the...
By Mike Szymanski | November 16, 2015
24 LAUSD students sharing aviation mechanics scholarships
Two dozen LAUSD adult students will share $10,200 in scholarship money for aircraft mechanics classes operated by the district’s Disvision of Adult and Career Education. Clay Lacy Aviation is offering the scholarship money based on the students’ higher education goals, academic achievements and community involvement at the Aviation Center (AV-Center) at Van Nuys Airport, which is part of...
By Mike Szymanski | September 29, 2015
UTLA cries foul over hundreds of adult ed teachers on layoff list
*UPDATED Among the 609 LA Unified employees who received layoff notices last month were hundreds of adult eduction teachers. But the LA teachers union, UTLA, still has a thing to two to say about it. Just two days after protesting the cuts, UTLA leaders today held a press conference this morning outside of the East LA Skills...
By Craig Clough | April 29, 2015
LA Unified receives federal grant of $11 million for adult ed
LA Unified announced today that the district has received an $11.3 million federal grant to boost adult education programs throughout the district. The Federal Workforce Investment Act grants are intended to expand access to Adult Basic Education classes, high school subjects, English as a second language and citizenship. “The Workforce Investment Act and the awarding of...
By Vanessa Romo | October 1, 2014
Morning Read: Board Votes to Limit President’s Terms
L.A. School Board Targets Garcia With Term-Limits Vote A narrow majority of Los Angeles Board of Education members voted Tuesday to set a limit of two consecutive years for the school board presidency. Unless the new rule is rescinded later, the decision would end the six-year run of current President Monica Garcia in July. LA...
By Samantha Oltman | March 20, 2013
Duffy: Comments From The Classroom
When former UTLA head A.J. Duffy helped found Apple Academy, a charter school, in 2011, it seemed like the ultimate case of a zebra changing his stripes. Nearly a year later, Duffy still gets quoted in the Times, but he’s no longer head of Apple, which didn’t enroll enough kids to justify his salary, and...
By Hillel Aron | July 30, 2012
Morning Read: Less Money, More Problems
• LAUSD is cutting adult education offerings in half– and that’s the good news, since some were afraid that the program would be completely eliminated. “An agreement by LAUSD’s unions to take up to 10 unpaid days restored about $105 million for Adult Ed, enough to accommodate about 105,000 students.” Daily News • LA School Police...
By Hillel Aron | July 30, 2012