Watch: Fierce Debate Over Grant Application Veto
In this video clip, LAUSD Board Members Tamar Galatzan and Steve Zimmer debate the risks the grant application veto could pose to school funding opportunities during the Tuesday, December 11 meeting: Despite Galatzan’s—and Superintendent John Deasy’s—objections, Zimmer voted yes on the proposal, and the grant application veto passed with a 4-3 vote. (See: Controversial Grant Approval...
By Samantha Oltman | December 12, 2012
Board Members Aim to ‘Cuff Supt?
A controversial item on the LAUSD School Board agenda this week proposes drastically limiting Superintendent John Deasy’s ability to seek funding for the district by applying for public or private grants. The resolution, initiated by School Board Members Richard Vladovic, Bennett Kayser, and Marguerite LaMotte, aims to give the school board veto power over grant...
By Samantha Oltman | December 7, 2012
Morning Read: $20,000 Bonuses
US Grant Funds $20,000 Teacher Bonuses at ‘High-Need’ LA Schools Los Angeles Unified Schools Superintendent John Deasy said that a $49 million federal grant awarded to the district this week to improve teacher effectiveness will help pay for a new multiple-measure teacher evaluation system and more professional development programs, including a bonus for certain teachers...
By Hillel Aron | October 1, 2012
Morning Read: More on Grant Money
L.A. Unified and Charter Groups Win Teacher Evaluation Grants L.A. Unified, California’s largest school system, will receive $16 million, one of the largest grants. But the top prize in dollars, more than $23 million, went to the District of Columbia Public Schools, a system less than one-eighth the size of L.A. Unified. LA Times What...
By Hillel Aron | September 28, 2012