LA Unified reaches agreement with principals, police, teamsters
At least the principals won’t be going on strike. The Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) overwhelming ratified new labor contracts with LA Unified for two groups of employees, ensuring that school leaders will remain on campus even as district teachers continue negotiations and threaten to walk off the job. “It’s as decisive as it...
By Vanessa Romo | July 30, 2014
LA Unified Principals Review the iPad Rollout: Not so Bad
What’s the reaction to the Phase 1 rollout of LA Unified’s iPad program? By one very unscientific measure, not so bad. At the request of Monica Ratliff, who chairs the board’s Common Core Technology Committee, the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, the group representing school principals and assistant principals, surveyed schools among the first 47...
By LA School Report | November 1, 2013
Deadline Nearing for Segregating LA Unified’s English Learners
Over the past week Cynthia Van Houten, principal at Granada Elementary Charter Community, has been scrambling to get students in the right classrooms. Tomorrow is the deadline for principals and teachers throughout LA Unified to comply with a district policy that mandates all English learners be grouped by fluency, above all other criteria. Van Houten...
By Vanessa Romo | October 24, 2013