Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

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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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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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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A School District's Gag Rule

To prevent parents from sharing what services are available for children with special education needs, the LAUSD requires confidentiality.

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Who Pays The Price For Charter School Expansion?

LAUSD Teacher Angie Romo asks why the victims of charter school takeovers are usually students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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