Studies Weekly found hundreds of instances of racial bias and inaccuracies within its teaching materials, which are used in several states.
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?
A Los Angeles school board meeting turned raucous days ahead of two solidarity rallies to be held Saturday in L.A. and Oakland.
A teachers’ pension fund is in the money . . . Is a Kevin De León bill in the IRS’s crosshairs? . . . The State Board of Education greenlights yet another Oakland charter school.
Last September’s sensational leak of the Great Public Schools Now Initiative, a half-billion-dollar plan to double the number of charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), sparked a firestorm of controversy.