Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Parents Urging The LAUSD To Do Better

Two parents gave public comment last week that provided a road map for how the new school board can improve the district for its students.

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Improving Special Education Within the LAUSD

A proposed resolution is being circulated to the LAUSD Board that would refocus the district’s SpEd policies to make them student-centered.

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Looking For Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Nicolle Fefferman has taken a leave from her role as an LAUSD teacher to recover from burnout and reflects on the status of public education.

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Winds Of Change Blow Into LAUSD Board Room

Rocio Rivas takes her oath of office, capping a years-long fight to represent public school parents on the Los Angeles School Board.

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Selling His Soul For $16,800

Consideration of a consulting agreement with former LAUSD School Board Member David Tokofsky appeared on North Valley Military Institute's agenda.

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Keep Kitty Litter Out Of Classrooms

When the GOP expressed outrage over children pooping like cats were they just trying to win votes or will they work to pass gun control?

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The Charter School Industry Loses Control Of School Board

Despite spending millions on LAUSD elections, supporters of charter schools no longer have the votes to prevent oversight of these schools.

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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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