Tuesday, June 10, 2014

6-10-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD

LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District):

Teachers’ unions vow to fight Vergara decision, others celebrate
Teachers’ union reacts to Vergara decision California’s teacher unions vowed to fight today’s Vergara ruling that called teacher dismissal, seniority and tenure laws unconstitutional as other education groups applauded the court’s decision. Alex Caputo-Pearl, UTLA President-elect “All the school will be [adversely affected], but the schools where conditions are worst, which is often south LA, tha

JUST IN: Vergara students win, big loss for teachers’ unions
In a stunning defeat for public school teachers and their unions, a California superior court today ruled in favor of students challenging teacher protection laws. It was a total win for the plaintiffs in Vergara v California, giving them a victory on all counts in the case, aimed at striking down five laws that govern tenure, seniority and dismissal. Judge Rolf Treu stayed any changes in the law

Rory Pullens confronts challenges of art, money and LAUSD
Rory Pullens For years Rory Pullens has been the one who got away. LA Unified offered the former TV writer/producer turned educator, the top post at the district’s premiere arts high school — Ramon C. Cortines School of the Visual and Performing Arts –  and he turned it down. Twice. But the stars have finally aligned for Pullens and the district. He is leaving his post as head of the Duke Ellingto

Morning Read: Senate passes bill to oust abusive teachers
Senate OKs bill easing firings for teacher abuse The state Senate on Monday passed a bill making it easier to fire teachers accused of sex abuse, child abuse or serious drug crimes. Senators unanimously passed AB215 on a 33-0 vote. The bill by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, creates a separate hearing process for teachers who are charged with egregious misconduct. CBS Local Judge objects to

LIVESTREAM coverage of today’s LAUSD school board meeting
The LA Unified School Board will meet all day today, starting at 9 a.m. with a closed door session. The agenda is here). But the fireworks don’t begin until 1 p.m., when the board will reconvene for its regular board meeting, open to the public, That agenda is here, with the supporting material available here. Front and center at the open meeting: the mechanics of how the district will spread out
SEIU endorses Alex Johnson for LAUSD school board in runoff
SEIU Local 99, one of the biggest players in the LAUSD’s political landscape, has endorsed Alex Johnson for school board in the runoff election that will take place on August 12. The union, which represents 45,000 school-related employees including teachers’ assistants, bus drivers and cafeteria workers, made its decision last night after a members-only town hall event. The endorsement was confirm

6-9-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): LAUSD board inching closer to final 2014-15 spending planThe pressure is on for LA Unified schools chief John Deasy and the board of education to work out the details of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local  Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the most sweeping overhaul in how California