Charter School Presses On With Invasions

Bassett Street Elementary School thought they had repelled a co-location from Citizens of the World charter schools. Unfortunately, they haven’t.

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The Weekday Parent

Parenting is a sometimes thankless job made even more difficult when the spotlight is stolen by a partner who does not always pull their weight.

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Lack Of Community Engagement Leaves School District Without A Plan

The LAUSD School Board was forced to backtrack on plans to change the school calendar after failing to obtain consensus on the issue. What now?

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School Board President Responds To Criticism

Kelly Gonez says that parents have enough of a voice while defending her decision to prevent the LAUSD Parent Engagement Committee from meeting.

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Will Charter Schools Fail If They Have To Follow The Same Rules As Public Schools?

California’s AB 1316 would hold charter schools to the same standards as their public counterparts. The CCSA says this is “anti-charter.”

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School District Tells Parents To Go Pound Sand

LAUSD Board President Kelly Gonez reneges on plans to restart the Parent Engagement Committee after pressure from Melvoin, Garcia, and Franklin.

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Parent Group Demands That The Next LAUSD Superintendent Have Education Background

The largest public education advocacy group in Los Angeles also looks to play a role in the search for a successor to Austin Beutner.

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Carl Petersen: A School District’s Gag Rule

"Carl J. Petersen keeps a watchful eye on the Los Angeles school district. He’s also the father of a child with an individualized education program (IEP), and in that capacity, he had a few things to say to the folks overseeing the district’s special education program...You can read the full post here."

 

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Teacher? Babysitter? Social Director? Therapist?

For years, those claiming that they want to reform education have savagely attacked the teaching profession. The pandemic proved them wrong.

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New Lawsuit Against LAUSD Jeopardizes The Health Of Families

If successful, the suit would reduce social distancing and prohibit the district from requiring COVID-19 testing as campuses are reopened.

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