CORTINES WANTS LAUSD TO CONSIDER PARCEL TAX + ELIMINATING FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN A POSSIBILITY
Friday, June 19, 2009 5:24 PM
Cortines wants LAUSD to consider parcel tax -- Jason Song | LA Times LA NOW Blog 4:51 PM | June 19, 2009 L.A. Unified School District Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said this afternoon that he wants the district to consider introducing a parcel tax to raise money for education. Cortines has raised this issue in the past as a partial solution to L.A. Unified's budget woes.
THE NATION’S REPORT CARD: Music & Visual Arts Education
Friday, June 19, 2009 5:05 PM
PRESS RELEASES Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Results of NAEP Arts 2008 Assessment
SB381 - VOCATION EDUCATION BILL IS A STEP BACK FOR ACADEMICS
Friday, June 19, 2009 9:28 AM
By Veronica Melvin | OpEd in LA Newspaper Group/Daily News 19 June 2009 -- IN 1968 more than 20,000 high school students marched out of Los Angeles Unified School District eastside campuses and staged sit-ins to protest policies that steered the brightest students to trade classes rather than higher education.
LAUSD TEACHERS APPROVE CONTRACT AS LAYOFFS LOOM
Friday, June 19, 2009 5:24 PM
by Howard Blume | LA Times LA NOW Blog 7:06 PM | June 18, 2009 Teachers have accepted a new contract that includes no pay raise for last year, this year or next year, but will allow them to take formal contract grievances public. The leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles had insisted to members that they could do no better on salary issues during tough economic times, and the membership
THE LAUSD BUDGET UPDATE: June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009 4:51 PM
a cheap shot from smf/4LAkids: 32 bullets, right through the heart of public education from the PowerPoint presentation from senior staff to the Board of Education @ today’s meeting “The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) pays its bills almost entirely with money from the State. As a result, California’s deepening budget crisis has required…..
STATE SUPERINTENDENT O'CONNELL ON VOTE TO ELIMINATE CAHSEE
Thursday, June 18, 2009 8:45 AM
Release: #09-91 June 16, 2009 Contact: Hilary McLean E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 916-319-0818 Schools Chief Jack O'Connell Responds to Conference Committee Vote to Eliminate the High School Exit Exam SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell issued the following statement in reaction to the Legislative Budget Conference Committee's vote
CA DEMOCRATS UNVEIL BUDGET PLAN, SCHWARZENEGGER VOWS VETO
Thursday, June 18, 2009 8:39 AM
By Mike Zapler – San Jose Mercury News Sacramento Bureau 6/18 - SACRAMENTO — With California veering toward insolvency, partisan sniping over the budget intensified Wednesday in the Legislature. Democrats unveiled their blueprint to close the state's $24 billion budget shortfall, and Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to veto the plan because it calls for new taxes on oil, tobacco and
DEMOCRATS PUSH TO SUSPEND CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE)
Thursday, June 18, 2009 8:30 AM
by Jim Sanders from the Sacramento Bee Published Thursday, Jun. 18, 2009 - A California law requiring high school seniors to pass a high-stakes exit exam before receiving their diplomas is targeted for elimination, at least temporarily, because of the state's fiscal mess. Democratic legislators are pushing the idea of lifting the mandate, arguing that it's not fair to expect schools hammered
CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS DO NOT OUTPERFORM TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS, ACCORDING TO REPORT
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 5:35 PM
REPORT REVIEWED 70 PERCENT OF US CHARTER SCHOOLS 17 percent of charter students outperformed traditional schools 37 percent underperformed traditional schools….
CALIF. AID REQUEST SPURNED BY U.S.: Officials Push State To Repair Budget
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 3:44 PM
By David Cho, Brady Dennis and Karl Vick Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, June 16, 2009 -- The Obama administration has turned back pleas for emergency aid from one of the biggest remaining threats to the economy -- the state of California. Top state officials have gone hat in hand to the administration, armed with dire warnings of a fast-approaching "fiscal meltdown" caused by a
LAUSD's HOMELESS EDUCATION PROGRAM SAVED FROM BUDGET CUTS
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 3:30 PM
By Emily Lerman in News | LAist.com Photo by = Manny = via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr June 15, 2009 2:00 PM -- Just last week, the LAUSD's Homeless Education Program was at risk of becoming a victim of the many budget cuts. The program aims to "ensure that homeless youth have access to a free public education, equal to that of any other youth". General Jeff, Skid Row
LAWMAKERS’ PLAN EASES GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED CUTS: Budget panel wants to keep parks open and keep healthcare for low-income children.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 8:00 AM
GOP leaders scoff at proposed tax hikes and criticize Democratic leaders for addressing only part of the deficit. By Shane Goldmacher | LA Times June 16, 2009 -- Reporting from Sacramento -- A state budget panel Monday rejected some of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's most extreme proposals to close the state's deficit through cuts to government programs as the leaders of the Assembly and
AMERICORPS FIRING PROBED
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:48 AM
LA Times – Morning Briefing June 15 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is asking for information on any role First Lady Michelle Obama's office may have played in the president's decision to fire the inspector general of AmeriCorps over his investigation of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Grassley requested that Alan Solomont, chairman of the government-run Corporation for
CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS STRONGER IN READING THAN MATH + THE SPIN!, THE SPIN!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:20 AM
A Stanford University study of charter schools in 15 states and the District of Columbia found, nationally, only 17% of charter schools do better academically than their public counterparts. By Mitchell Landsberg | From the Los Angeles Times 6:54 PM PDT, June 15, 2009 -- California charter schools outperform traditional public schools in reading but significantly lag in math,
NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL STUDY/PAID FOR BY CHARTER ORGANIZATIONS: “As a collective group, students in charter schools are not faring as well as students in traditional public schools."
Monday, June 15, 2009 4:00 PM
from Larson Communication On behalf of CREDO at Stanford University Stanford University released a major report today providing the most detailed look to date at how charter schools are performing across the nation compared to their traditional public school counterparts. The report provides an in-depth examination of 16 states, including: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado (Denver), DC,
6/15 - From LAUSD Clipping Service
Monday, June 15, 2009 2:19 PM
LA TIMES Van Nuys high school student wins Princeton Prize in Race Relations 4:31 PM | June 12, 2009 Lauded for her work in uniting students across the ethnic divide, a graduating senior and salutatorian at Birmingham High School in Van
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