Parental Engagement

By Carl J. Petersen

Education issues as seen from a father's eyes.

Parent Group Decries Lack Of Communication

With the LAUSD failing to keep its stakeholders informed about the details of the computer hack, a crisis of confidence is steadily developing.

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Why Won't This Congressman Support Special Education Funding?

HR 5984 would finally give promised support to our most vulnerable students and has 135 co-sponsors. Mike Garcia (CA-27) is not one of them.

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Representation For The Highest Bidder

A LAUSD Board Member offers her constituents her views on the state of the school district - if they are willing to pay for the privilege.

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Contract With Florida Department Of Education Opposed

A unanimous vote by the Northridge East Neighborhood Council urges the City of Los Angeles to investigate if the deal signed by LAUSD with the Florida Department of Education violates the civil rights of Los Angeles students.

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Dr. Rocio Rivas: A Commitment To Parent Engagement

While her opponent refuses to answer questions, this LAUSD school board candidate is willing to articulate her positions to voters.

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The LAUSD Superintendent Grabs More Power

The bureaucracy that was unable to stop a cyber attack against the school district can now hand out no-bid contracts to fix the problem.

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Eroding Trust

Why is the LAUSD’s Division of Special Education saying that “placement continues to be an IEP decision” while choices like Aut Core are eliminated from many school sites?

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Who Is Jerry Brown Protecting?

The former governor who currently operates a charter school refuses to comply with regulations that give the public access to school records.

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Jerry Brown (By Jay Godwin - https://www.flickr.com/photos/lbjlibrarynow/albums/72157675334641658, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74241517)

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LAUSD Candidate Engages With The Community

While his opponent is courting the establishment, Marvin Rodriguez is listening to his neighbors during weekly meetups at neighborhood parks.

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Maria Brenes' Ties To Rogue LA Sheriff's Campaign

SEIU 99 paid a company controlled by Alex Villanueva’s campaign manager to promote their favorite candidate in the LAUSD School Board race.

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