Teachers Flocking to “Pilot” School Model
When the LAUSD Board voted last week to approve 12 new “pilot schools,” it was a small but positive sign of change in a school district long troubled by battles among key stakeholders about to how to best improve LA’s many underperforming schools and create successful new options. Pilot schools are the most flexible of...
By Samantha Oltman | February 19, 2013
Public School Choice 4.0
The deadline for the fourth round of school proposals for Public School Choice (PSC) is due next week, on October 31. LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy has identified 13 low-performing schools to participate in what is called PSC 4.0. This is a decrease from the previous year, when 33 schools were part of the process. Only...
By Samantha Oltman | October 25, 2012
Board Member Martinez Touts Union Support & Public Choice
Raised in Pacoima and an alumna of San Fernando High School, District 6 School Board Member Nury Martinez earlier this fall announced that she isn’t running for re-election to the LAUSD board in order to run for City Council (see Martinez Running For City Council). The announcement hasn’t made the four-year board member any less busy....
By Hillel Aron | October 15, 2012