Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

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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Choosing A Public School

In the latest installment of the Voices From The Community series, LAUSD parent Audrey Wauchope Lieberstein details the reasons why she chose her neighborhood school when enrolling her child in kindergarten.

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Parents Group Issues Statement Opposing Lawsuit Against The LAUSD

As groups opposed to public education continue to demonize United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), "Parents Supporting Teachers" pushes back.

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Is Equity Just A Talking Point?

LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia talks a lot about how the children of the district deserve equity. Will she back those words up with action?

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Educating The Squeaky Wheel

Many parents remain cautious about physically returning to school while groups pushing a forced reopening get an outsized voice in the media.

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What Is The Status Of Parent Engagement In Los Angeles?

The block of board members elected with the financial support of the charter school industry is battling back against reinstating the Parent Engagement Committee.

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Los Angeles Parents Score A Victory!

BREAKING NEWS: After months of asking for meetings of the LAUSD Special Education Committee to resume, one has been scheduled for Thursday, March 25!

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Parent Engagement Is Still Not On The Calendar

The public continues to demand the reinstatement of the Parent Engagement and Special Education committees. No meetings have been scheduled.

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Getting Advice From Texas?

LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gonez brings in a controversial former Texas Education Agency official to coach the board on governance.

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