LA Unified students ask Vladovic to use ‘index’ for needs
After weeks of trying, a group of students from Fremont High School finally got a meeting yesterday in the office of LA Unified Board President Richard Vladovic to promote their Special Need Index for use in the board budget negotiations. Vladovic wasn’t there, they were told, but they presented a petition with 4,300 signatures to Chris Torres, his...
By Michael Janofsky | April 30, 2014
Students to school board: Neediest schools deserve more
A new movement is brewing at Fremont High School, a school with a troubled past that has been at the epicenter of community and educational change many times over the years in south LA. For the past week, students there have been using an old-fashioned organizing tool — a petition drive — to bring a message...
By Aaron Stella | April 28, 2014