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By Deb McCurdy, Special to K12NN On March 18, 2013, public education advocates, administrators, school board members, school administrators, non-profit organizations and philanthropists convened at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles. The event followed from a discussion a group of First District CA PTA delegates had with State Senator Carol Liu’s staff on state [...]
NCLB’s narrowed curriculum almost cost our students wonderful opportunities. I refused to allow this school to ditch a fantastic program because they would rather hire a teacher who might have less experience and be able to come in for less money than to hire one to carry on this incredibly valuable art program. So did my daughter. We spoke up. You can too.
LAUSD votes to approve corporate sponsorship of playing fields, cafeterias, and other spaces on school campuses. Isn’t the bigger problem drastic school budget cuts?
Read the entire study (Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Paper on student-surveyed teacher effectiveness), posted here by the LA Times.
News Round-Up, December 3, 2010 “Charters See Win in Court Ruling,” LA Daily News: charter schools win enforcement of Prop 39 (2000), LAUSD now must provide space at existing schools or new space for applicants requesting by February 1, 2011, decisions by LAUSD by April 2011. See also, LA Times, Charter Schools and Others Submit [...]
Mandarin Chinese classes go from ethnic “old school” values to multi-ethnic, hipster parent “new school” trend, popular among…Mexicans and Manhattanites.