Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Things I Wish I Knew Before My First IEP Meeting

Advocating for your child with Special Education needs can be intimidating. Knowing how the system works will make you better prepared.

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The LAUSD Ignores The Experience Of Parents

Parents of children benefiting from separate Special Education environments continue to fight as the district eliminates programs like AUT-Core.

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School Board Races Are Too Close To Call

As the charter school industry tries to hold control of the LAUSD Board, just a few hundred votes separate the candidates in both races.

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The Charter School Real Estate Scam

Publicly funded private schools can rake in millions from state facility grants and then keep any profits from the sale if the school closes.

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School District Resources Being Used To Promote Board Member's Re-Election Campaign

Violating ethics rules that prohibit involvement in politics, Kelly Gonez is benefiting from promotion on Twitter feeds run by the LAUSD.

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Maria Brenes And The City Council Scandal

LAUSD School Board candidate was at the heart of a plan by those caught in the leaked audio to illegally deprive people of representation.

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Hiring A Superintendent Behind Closed Doors Has A Price

School Board President Kelly Gonez hired the current Superintendent in secret despite him being accused of hiding cases of sexual abuse.

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Rejecting Corporate Candidates

A parent writes about her experience at a grassroots event for LAUSD BD2 candidate Rocio Rivias and the hope that she found there.

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Manipulating The Electorate In LAUSD School Board Races

Supporters of the charter school industry spent millions spreading a lie now disproven by the leaked audio in the LA City Council scandal.

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City Clerk Releases Candidate Videos For November 8 Election

These three videos will allow voters to hear directly from those seeking a seat on the LAUSD School Board. Kelly Gonez did not participate.

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