For the fourth year in a row, in an effort to conserve dwindling state funds, LAUSD and the L.A. teachers union have agreed to cut from the single most important aspect of K-12 education: time in the classroom. If approved by teachers, the plan would deal them 10 furlough days next year. On five of ... More >>
Updated with response from the Times on next page.
By Hillel Aron
The Los Angeles Times printed an odd take on Academia Semillas del Pueblo, the failing charter whose kids are nowhere near state standards on reading, writing, adding and subtracting --Â even as compared to their identical, struggli ... More >>
Huntington Park High School Alumni AssociationUpdated after the jump: Hundreds of Huntington High students walk the four miles to LAUSD headquarters to fight for their teachers. Here's where the reform debate gets sticky.
Usually, teacher cuts can be blamed on the recession -- but these are ... More >>
Not this time, Cortines.Private charter-school giants are pushing their way into the Los Angeles Unified School District one low-performing campus at a time -- or, as was the case yesterday, seven at a time, out of 13 district schools up for grabs.
The Los Angeles Board of Education's reform ... More >>
We've heard back from several top journalists at the Los Angeles Times, who are still in shock over the stunningly bad news that, amidst more layoffs, the California Section, previously known as Metro, will be wiped out and tucked somewhere in the A Section of the recession-whacked newspaper.This is ... More >>
Howard Blume reports in today's L.A. Times that the Los Angeles Unified School District has begun mailing one-page report cards to parents on the performances of district schools. Those issued for L.A. high schools provide a ruder awakening than any home-room bell. Blume notes that while previous as ... More >>
I ran into some friends from the Los Angeles Times at a party this weekend at the home of my predecessor at the Weekly, Al Mittelstadt (he was celebrating his recent, unplanned departure from the downsizing CityBeat). The Times folks were commiserating over Sam Zell's huge upcoming cuts, in which he ... More >>