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Big news: from LA School Report founder Jamie Alter Lynton - LA School Report

Big news: from LA School Report founder Jamie Alter Lynton - LA School Report:
Big news: from LA School Report founder Jamie Alter Lynton


Dear Readers:
I am thrilled to announce today a partnership betweenLA School Report and the online education news site The 74.
I founded LA School Reportmore than three years ago on the belief that there is an urgent need for quality journalism in the education arena; that without vigorous scrutiny, decisions made by elected officials, special interests and district bureaucrats go unchecked. Why the urgency? Because the Los Angeles public school system – which ranks among the worst in the country –  is profoundly failing the vast majority of students, especially those who are not white and middle class. At the same time the district’s sheer size and diversity make it a national player. If this district can turn itself around, the whole country will benefit.
Since our launch, LA School Report has sought to bring some of the critical issues Big news: from LA School Report founder Jamie Alter Lynton - LA School Report:



The 74 and LA School Report – two rapidly growing education news sites – will partner to expand coverage of education in Los Angeles and America’s second-largest school district, the founders of the sites announced today.
In less than four years,LA School Report has become a must-read for insiders and everyday Angelenos alike. The site follows the politics and policy of the public school system in Los Angeles, shining a light on underreported but critical developments in education.
The 74 brings with it a deep bench of veteran journalists, and together with our team at LA School Report we will be positioned to expand our reach and deliver a more robust news site that helps keep education front and center throughout the city,” saidJamie Lynton, founder of LA School Report, who will join The 74’s board as part of the partnership.
“All of us at The 74 and LA School Report firmly believe there is a real opportunity to expand coverage throughout Los Angeles and the West Coast and put an even greater spotlight on the system,” said Campbell Brown, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The74Million.org. “We will bring the same kind of aggressive and substantive coverage that has defined our reporting since we launched to an even greater 


La. House Ed. Chair, Nancy Landry, Publicly Demeaned Teachers in 2012 | deutsch29

La. House Ed. Chair, Nancy Landry, Publicly Demeaned Teachers in 2012 | deutsch29:

La. House Ed. Chair, Nancy Landry, Publicly Demeaned Teachers in 2012



On January 28, 2015, the Louisiana House Education Committee chose chose Nancy Landry (R-Lafayette) as its chair.
Nancy Landry  
Nancy Landry
Louisiana teachers remember Landry from 2012– March 14, 2012– and the House Education Committee hearings on the Jindal “overhaul” of Louisiana public education– which included legislation on the Jeb-Bush-influenced ed reforms of voucher expansion and grading teachers using student test scores.
The hearings were held during the school day; therefore, any teacher wishing to attend and/or testify had to leave school to do so.
Landry promoted the idea of requiring teachers to open their remarks with a statement regarding personnel issues; namely, what type of leave they were under in order to be present at the House Education Committee hearings that day. (Landry’s degrading of La. House Ed. Chair, Nancy Landry, Publicly Demeaned Teachers in 2012 | deutsch29:

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