Los Angeles charters suspended black students at almost three times the rate of traditional schools; students with disabilities were suspended at nearly four times the non-charter school rate.
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.
Swarthmore students shutter scandal-wracked fraternities. Business interests fight L.A.’s school parcel tax. The wage penalty sapping teachers’ salaries.
For many California charter schools, co-location is everything.
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.
Meanwhile, Oakland teachers break out the picket signs and LAUSD discovers the joys of transparency.
Also this week: Governor Gavin Newsom chooses a new state education board president, Oakland teachers move closer to a strike and the money continues to flow in an L.A. school board race.
LAUSD marks the passing of Michelle King. The strange case of Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. Will Oakland teachers strike?
Studies have found charter school glut and hyper-competition in many neighborhoods.
Why would LAUSD hire a man already on the carpet both for sexual harassment allegations and landing a suspiciously cushy job at USC?
Tuesday’s real winner was union president Alex Caputo-Pearl, who cited district concessions on class-size reduction and on hiring more nurses, librarians and counselors as the biggest victories for LAUSD families.
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The scenes unfolding outside students’ schools were dramatic by any measure, giving them daily glimpses of their teachers’ commitment and the power of collective action.
Contract talks between the Los Angeles school district and teachers union continue, but don’t expect classes to resume before Wednesday.
There was one key difference between last week’s picket lines of Marlton School teachers and students, and those of other LAUSD schools: Marlton’s chanted “Strike, strike, strike!” in American Sign Language.
Teacher Laura Palacios reflects on the strike during Friday’s Grand Park rally.
Persistent claims of poverty by the district have been the most contentious issue separating LAUSD and UTLA.