Thursday, September 11, 2014

9-11-14 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):






A teacher finds lessons in the awfulness of 9/11
A teacher finds lessons in the awfulness of 9/11 As with most moments in my adult life, it was my students and literature that taught me the most significant lessons about the meaning of 9/11. That morning felt unremarkable, even after my co-teacher came back into the room in the middle of second period to whisper something to me about planes crashing and terrorism. It was only my second year of t

Children’s Defense Fund names Alex Johnson as CA chief
Children’s Defense Fund names Alex Johnson as CA chief Alex Johnson, who finished behind George McKenna in the race to fill the LA Unified District 1 board seat, has added two new lines to his resume since the August election runoff. Nominated by his former boss, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Johnson is now a member of the LA County Board of Education, which mediates a variety of school district disputes, a

Two years later, teachers fighting changes at Crenshaw High
Two years later, teachers fighting changes at Crenshaw High A labor board hearing opened yesterday with a dozen LA Unified teachers, including UTLA president Alex Caputo-Pearl, claiming the district used the reorganization of Crenshaw High School in 2012 to rid the campus of active union leaders who posed a threat to Superintendent John Deasy. The teachers union filed the unfair labor practice cha

Morning Read: LA Unified board enforces email deletion rule
Morning Read: LA Unified board enforces email deletion rule L.A. school board approves contract to destroy emails after a year The Los Angeles Unified School District took steps this week to enforce rules under which emails are deleted after one year, raising concerns about whether important public records would be destroyed in the process. LA Times Hearing opens on Crenshaw teachers’ claims of a

9-10-14 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): Reps for LAUSD, teachers union talk about computers, not salariesReps for LAUSD, teachers union talk about computers, not salaries Another bargaining session came and went today and still no contract agreement between LA Unified and the teachers union, UTLA. The district said in a press release, “union le




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