The heat is on. Kate Anderson, an activist mom and successful attorney with political chops -- she worked for Congress members Henry Waxman and Jane Harman -- will try to oust Steve Zimmer, the Westside's man on Los Angeles Unified School Board, in March 2013.
Zimmer has emerged as a fierce oppone ... More >>
The L.A. Civic Alliance gives this ad -- which recently appeared in the Times, Daily News and La Opinion -- a big fat thumbs up.In case you haven't heard, the door to much-needed education reform in L.A. will either be thrown open or slammed shut this fall. More specifically, the Los Angeles ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
The kids aren't alright.Today, full page ads appear in the L.A. Times, Daily News and La Opinion taken out by Don't Hold Us Back -- respected organizations calling out United Teachers Los Angeles and LAUSD for letting kids fail. The new supergroup includes The United Way, The ... 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 >>
Sean TeagardenThe dance is over for LAUSD's lemons Updated after the jump with the differences between the Times' and LAUSD's grading criteria.
When the Los Angeles Times unrolled a list of 6,000 Los Angeles teachers, ranked in order of whose students were showing the most improvements on st ... 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 >>
Ted SoquiYolie FloresYolie Flores, lifelong voice for families and students, recently decided not to return to her chair on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board. Her disheartening enlightenment about the state of the district is chronicled in this week's L.A. Weekly print story 'The Educ ... More >>
Candidate Kayser's UTLA endorsement got a late start -- Sanchez has had Mayor Villaraigosa's backing from the startWith Yolie Flores deciding not to return to this post, the hot seat in the L.A. Unified School District Board elections tomorrow will be District 5, the only open seat with no in ... More >>
Office-clinger Tamar Galatzan, behind Zuma Dogg, unsuccessfully humping to become a Los Angeles City Council member.Update: The school was in the news recently for the Jeff Stenroos faked shooting.
One of the top-rated schools in the Western U.S., El Camino Real High School -- so good that ... More >>
A. ScattergoodJamie Oliver and a school bus filled with sand
As you probably know by now, Jamie Oliver's Los Angeles Food Revolution is currently in its second week. Day 1, or the first day of shooting for Oliver's ABC reality show, was last Tuesday, which the British chef marked with the op ... More >>
A.J. Duffy's tiny pocket is fullParanoid leaders at United Teachers Los Angeles seek anti-reform teachers to run for Los Angeles Unified School Board. That's right. They grimly resist after losing public confidence following the brilliant L.A. Times test score expose of 6,000 teachers. The Ti ... More >>
Anti-reformer Zimmer Steve Zimmer, elected by "sophisticates" on the Westside, is starkly shown as the leading anti-reformist on the LAUSD Board of Education in a fascinating LA Times story about how United Teachers Los Angeles got snookered by the pro bono American Civil Liberties Union, Pub ... More >>
State Sen. Gloria Romero.Los Angeles Unified School District President Monica Garcia and Vice-President Yolie Flores are backing California State Senator Gloria Romero in her bid to become the next state superintendent of public instruction.Romero, a hard-charging reformer from Los Angeles w ... More >>
Los Angeles public schools president Monica Garcia was expected on Tuesday to propose a resolution denouncing Arizona's controversial immigration law and laying out ways to discuss the law in classrooms, according to La Opinion.
"The goal is to ensure that America is a place where all citize ... More >>