Saturday, April 04, 2009 12:14 PM
Teachers, School Workers and Parents Applaud Rep. Waters for Her Efforts to Prevent LAUSD Job Cuts California Chronicle Congressional Desk | The Congressional Desk provides information, news, and announcements obtained from governmental and communications offices. April 02, 2009 — Los Angeles – Teachers and other school workers as well as parents of students in the Los Angeles Unified School
CURIOUSER+CURIOUSER: On television this morning Superintendent Cortines seemed to say he would resign if the Board of Ed didn’t agree to his budget and staff reduction proposals. They didn’t… but don’t expect that resignation just yet.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:20 PM
Video from KNBC:TV Cortines: “I am tired of this District being run by hundreds of e-mails. “If they (the Board of Ed) have lost confidence in me then its time for me to go. After a year of putting this budget in place, it’s not just a difficult decision – it’s the only decision.”
follow the timeline:
LA SCHOOL BOARD TO CUT $730 MILLION Los Angeles Times – 9:59 AM March 31
LA SCHOOL BOARD PUTS OFF VOTE ON HUGE LAYOFF San Diego Union Tribune - 4:42 p.m. March 31, 2009
LA SCHOOL BOARD DELAYS VOTE TO LAYOFF 8500 San Francisco Chronicle – 6:11 PM March 31, 2009
LA UNIFIED CUTS $140.6 MILLION FROM BUDGET Los Angeles Times | By Howard Blume 6:44 PM PDT, March 31, 2009
meanwhile, back at the beach….
VENICE PARENTS RALLY AGAINST EXPANDING PRINCIPAL'S ROLE 10:31 AM | March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:54 AM
LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Office of the Superintendent
TO: Ramon C. Cortines , Superintendent of Schools
FROM: Bill Siart , Senior Advisor to the Superintendent
INFORMATIVE DATE: March 30, 2009
SUBJECT: AUDIT OF THE USE OF FACILITIES SERVICES CONSULTANTS
After reviewing the….
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:05 AM
By George B. Sanchez, Staff Writer | LA Newspaper Group/Daily News/Daily Breeze 3/31 — Los Angeles Unified officials should adopt tough measures to rein in the power of costly private consultants or face "a loss of government control" of the district's massive $27billion school construction project, according to an audit released Monday.
Monday, March 30, 2009 12:39 PM
In this March 18, 2009, file photo Isa de Quesada, a teacher at McFaden Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif., reacts to President Barack Obama's answer to her question about stimulus dollars for education, "How are we going to make sure that money comes to our districts?", during a town hall meeting in Costa Mesa, Calif. De Quesada said she was about to be laid off….
Monday, March 30, 2009 1:50 PM
The Probation Department will place officers at three high schools and a middle school in hopes of stemming gang violence in the Valley. The program is already in place at 120 L.A. County schools. By Molly Hennessy-Fiske | LA Times March 30, 2009 - In an effort to combat gangs and prevent teenagers from being arrested, Los Angeles County officials are stationing more juvenile probation…
Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:53 PM
Ana Kasparian | LA Politics in Education Examiner | www.examiner.com March 25 -- The Los Angeles Unified School District was under much scrutiny three years ago when it was discovered that two of its high schools had dropout rates above 50 percent. In fact, Jefferson High in South Los Angeles had a dropout rate of 52.1 percent, with Belmont High following at 51 percent. In response to this ….
Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:52 PM
Ericha Parks | LA School District Examiner | www.examiner.com Google images► March 26 — California schools are in need of a federal bail out to backfill money cut by the state. What, if anything, does the federal stimulus package have to offer schools? School districts in Southern California scramble to review, balance and amend their budgets in light of the state
Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:32 PM
By JOSEPH MAILANDER | LA WEEKLY March 18, 2009 — When Ramon C. Cortines hit the ground as the Los Angeles Unified School District’s new superintendent in December, he hit it not only running but also firing at lots of moving targets. In such a target-rich environment as LAUSD, his style has proved entertaining, even while his marksmanship remains unclear. Cortines sometimes arrives at work at 4
Sunday, March 29, 2009 10:29 PM
by Scott Adams (cartoon)
L.A. UNIFIED CUTS SPARK PROTESTS, FINGER POINTING: In an attempt to redirect the budget ax, organizations have launched campaigns for each potential victim and rallied their members to make calls and write e-mails and letters to Supt. Ramon Cortines.
Sunday, March 29, 2009 9:09 PM
By Raja Abdulrahim | LA Times 7:19 PM PDT
Queen of Hearts: Who's been painting my roses red?
Card: Not me, your grace! The ace, the ace!
Queen of Hearts: You?
Card: No, two!
Queen of Hearts: The two, you say?
Card: Not me! The three!
March 29, 2009 — As Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines and the Board….
Saturday, March 28, 2009 7:21 PM
By Amanda Baumfeld, Staff Writer | San Gabriel Valley Tribune 03/28/2009 07:05:25 AM PDT -- MONTEBELLO - A lawsuit filed against Burnside & Associates accuses Councilman Robert Urteaga of fraud and breach of contract for his work on a political campaign, officials said. Benjamin Austin claims the political consulting firm misrepresented him in his race for Los Angeles Unified School Board by….