Model program helps those in juvenile hall return to LA Unified
For the first time, LA Unified school officials can track former students as they are released from juvenile halls and detention camps to help reintegrate them into the public schools. In this first year of the program, the district has identified 1,067 students who are being returned to the school population, some of them as...
By Mike Szymanski | October 27, 2015
LAUSD ahead of new law on LCAP funds for homeless students
As the result of a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month, California’s school districts must specifically outline in their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) how they will help homeless students, through tracking their test scores and other accountability measures. The law is believed to be the first of its kind in the...
By Craig Clough | July 21, 2015
Homeless student population in US grew rapidly since recession
Via Hechinger Report | by Jill Barshay Despite signs of a national economic recovery, homelessness in U.S. public schools steadily increased 8 percent, to 1.26 million students, in the 2012-13 school year from the previous year. That may not sound terrible, but consider that it is part of a 58 percent jump in the number...
By LA School Report | September 30, 2014