The plan has its origins with Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s secretary of education, and could drastically affect L.A. school budgets.
California’s public schools, underfunded since the 2008 recession, face further cuts under Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget.
Tuesday’s upsurge of COVID-19 confirmations has resulted in widespread school and college closures.
Will the school bond’s failure serve as a wake-up call to pass a Proposition 13 reform initiative in November?
About $3.5 million worth of attack mailers have targeted Jackie Goldberg and other LAUSD school board members.
Capital & Main’s interviews with newsmakers echoed with warnings and hope.
Did a Los Angeles school board member leak confidential information to charter school lobbyists?
Restorative justice remains a new way of thinking for Los Angeles’ 1,300 public schools — even as administrators continue to call the cops on troublesome students.
After winning a Los Angeles school board seat, Goldberg speaks about charter schools, money and what it means to fight the good fight.
The most discouraging finding of a report on LGBTQ students may be that only 130 of California’s 343 unified school districts responded to the survey.
Rather than senior researchers, public finance experts and classroom learning specialists, seven of the governor’s 11 appointees appeared to have been recruited from the charter-industrial complex.
Wealthy parents caught gaming the system. Eli Broad spends on privatization. The price of each vote for L.A. school board race.
An election reversal for L.A. charter school forces. Oakland teachers’ uneasy victory. Betsy DeVos backs a bill everyone hates.
Negotiators have been trying to hammer out a deal for smaller classes, more student resources and wages capable of retaining teachers squeezed by gentrification.
LAUSD marks the passing of Michelle King. The strange case of Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. Will Oakland teachers strike?
With a January 10 strike deadline looming, little progress has been made in negotiations between teachers and their school district.
A state-appointed fact-finding panel mostly punted on unresolved equity demands that form the heart of what Los Angeles’ teacher union has framed as a fight to save L.A.’s “civic institution of public education.”
L.A. Unified reimagines the 1990s. The effects of immigration crackdowns on Latino student enrollment. Tony Thurmond rallies to take the lead in state schools chief race.
LAUSD’s empty chair. A prep academy shuts its doors. Reed Hastings helps launch a $200 million something.
If privatization is making American education the Wild West for those wishing to profit off children using public dollars, then Los Angeles Unified is its Tombstone.