Deasy’s Community Meetings Take $2 Billion Funding Fight Public
The fight over the $2 billion LA Unified is getting under a new state funding program moves onto a public stage at 5:30 tonight when Superintendent John Deasy meets with a community group at Inner City Struggle in Boyle Heights. As the first of three scheduled meetings this month sponsored by CLASS, a coalition of community...
By Chase Niesner | August 29, 2013
New Coalition Launches with High Hopes, Few Specifics
Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS), a new coalition of eight community groups and education-related organizations, officially debuted on Thursday to resounding cheers and support of about 150 educators and community members at United Way of Los Angeles headquarters downtown. The large, high windowed-room overlooking all of downtown was filled with education advocates, parent...
By Brianna Sacks | June 7, 2013
Events: What’s Next for Education in LA?
Later today about 200 education leaders are gathering at United Way’s “End of the School Year” event to discuss what’s next for education in Los Angeles. The bulk of the meeting will focus on the launch of a new education coalition, Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS), a collaborative of major civil rights, education...
By Brianna Sacks | June 6, 2013
Local Groups Join Up for School Improvements
A panoply of community groups and education-related organizations are forming a super-coalition called “Communities for Los Angeles Student Success” (or CLASS) in an effort to help fill the void that is expected to be left when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leaves office in July. “The mayor had a large bully pulpit when it came to education,” said Ryan...
By Hillel Aron | April 11, 2013