The pathway to LA Unified’s Parent Advisory Committee
With new education tax dollars coming in, LAUSD is quickly assembling a 47-member Parent Advisory Committee as part of its Local Control Accountability Plan, which represents the district’s spending priorities. For parents there’s a two-step process for participating. A local School Site Council identifies interested parents as potential candidates. Then each council nominates one parent of a “low...
By Chase Niesner | February 6, 2014
Program Aims to Get Parents on Children’s Academic Team
Via the LA Times | By Stephen Ceasar When Carmina Rosas visited her son’s first-grade classroom, she got a lesson of her own. She learned that her 6-year-old, who attends New Open World Academy in Koreatown, could read 59 of the 96 “high-frequency” words he should have known by that time in the school year....
By LA School Report | November 25, 2013
Morning Read: Board Debates Parent Policy, Technology Funding
LAUSD Board Debates Raising Salaries or Buying Students Tablet Computers With the groundwork laid for a new digital-learning plan, a request for a strategy to buy computer tablets for all students erupted Tuesday into a shouting match between two Los Angeles Unified board members over setting budget priorities for the district. LA Daily News See...
By Samantha Oltman | December 12, 2012
Diverse Charter Schools Spread
They don’t usually get much attention but here and there in LA and elsewhere, parents and teachers frustrated with the existing options are creating their own new, different kind of charter schools that try to balance learning with accountability and mix kids from a wide variety of backgrounds. (In Los Angeles, Citizens of the World...
By LA School Report | November 13, 2012