In reaction to the L.A. riots, black flight from Los Angeles whittled the K-12 population down to only 9 percent African-American, as of the 2009-10 school year.
But those roughly 61,000 black kids are being punished much more harshly than white, Asian or Latino kids, according to new data from the ... More >>
So L.A. Unified School District has had a few alleged bad apples that only it and, in some cases, police knew about.
Despite what we've been told about federal Title 9 guidelines requiring parents and students to be notified when someone at their campus is accused of sexual improprieties with stude ... More >>
Arne Duncan has places to be.Lydia Grant, a big education activist in SoCal, asked us to attend U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's two-hour-long town hall in Pico Rivera earlier this week. Duncan had promised big things for the Tuesday event:
The town hall is hosted by the U.S. Depart ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIOnly 3 percent of kids at McKinley Elementary in Compton will go to college one dayHere, we'll give you the good news first: The U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion to the America's worst-performing schools this year! And lord (slash Obama) knows they n ... More >>
â€‹Separate but unequal.
That's how a team of civil rights researchers at UCLA characterize the elementary and secondary schools in Los Angeles and surrounding counties in a recent report examining segregation.
For while the days of actual Jim Crow laws in California may be gone, Latino and Afric ... More >>
Can tough-talking Jerry Brown stop even a single hire during his "hiring freeze"?Today's breathless press release states that California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a massive state hiring freeze. Will that be anything like Gov. Gray Davis' utterly fake freeze, during which tens of thousands ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUIThings just got real in ComptonUpdated after the jump: Judge grants parents a restraining order against the Compton school district!
Right after two big NorCal and SoCal newspapers released battling editorials on California's extreme "Parent Trigger" law -- the LA Times say ... More >>
Pittsburgh's branch of Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, a subsidiary of the Career Education Corporation (CEC), will soon be closing its doors, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Mark Spencer, a spokesman for CEC, says the school's closing has nothing to do with the class action lawsuit c ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUICompton parents who want to switch McKinley Elementary into different hands will have to tell that to district higher-ups next weekAt an unannounced Compton Unified School District meeting last night, district officials demanded that McKinley Elementary School parents -- ove ... More >>
Parent Revolution organizers Shirley Ford and Mary Nareja (center) with McKinley Elementary parentsTwo parents in Compton have filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. They charge that intimidation tactics have been used during the ongoing Parent Trigg ... More >>
US Dept. of EducationCat Power, like ODB, is for the childrenNo, not this picture on the right.
That's just your average Dept. of Education photo op celebrating the fact that they got "national musical recording artist Cat Power" (as opposed to "spoken word recording artist"?) to read Shel S ... More >>
A teacher who allegedly organized fights between teenage boys at youth probation Camp Karl Holton in San Fernando has been arrested on suspicion of six counts of child endangerment, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Stephen Wesley, 43, was arrested about 7 a.m. Tuesday, spokesman Steve Whitmore sa ... More >>