2 teens drown in LA River, district provides counselors at school
Two teenage boys were found dead this weekend after drowning in the Los Angeles River near Cypress Park. For the second time in five weeks, Superintendent Michelle King issued a statement of condolences over the drowning of an LA Unified student. “On behalf of the district, I express my deepest condolences to the boys’ families...
By Mike Szymanski | May 2, 2016
In memo to employees, LA Unified affirms transgender support
In a memo to all district employees yesterday, LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines re-emphasized support for transgender youth and employees. With new attention drawn to transgender issues spurred by the public transitioning of Bruce to Caitlynn Jenner and the Emmy-winning TV show, “Transparent,” Cortines not only offered a definition of common terms dealing with transgendered issues, but...
By Mike Szymanski | September 22, 2015
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
Events: Today’s Anti-Bullying Meeting
An anti-bullying coalition created by LAUSD and the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission will hold an anti-bullying meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. Representatives, including LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia, City Council Members, and LAUSD student leaders will discuss ways to better prevent bullying in schools by creating policies...
By Samantha Oltman | November 7, 2012