BRUNO PHOTOS AT BIRMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL RAISE EYEBROWS
Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:41 PM
By Connie Llanos, Staff Writer LA Newspaper Group/Daily News Updated: 06/26/2009 10:26:18 PM PDT This is one of the GQ photos of Sasha Baron Cohen's Bruno character posing with members of the Birmingham High School football team. (Photo: Mark Seliger) Los Angeles Unified officials are demanding answers after "Bruno" star Sacha Baron Cohen and the Birmingham High football team appeared in…
PRESIDENT OBAMA, LAUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION RECOGNIZE CALIFORNIA ACADEMIC DECATHLETES
Friday, June 26, 2009 8:19 AM
SOURCE California Academic Decathlon SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 25, 2009 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ ----LAUSD Board of Education passes resolution supporting the program while President Obama meets with the national champion team from Moorpark High School at the White House. President Obama honored the national champion Academic Decathlon team from Moorpark High School yesterday.
FLEXIBILITY KEY FOR LOCAL CHARTER SCHOOLS: Direct control allows school officials to avoid drastic cuts and layoffs.
Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:30 PM
By Paul Aranda Jr., EGP Staff Writer: Eastside Sun / Northeast Sun / Mexican American Sun / Bell Gardens Sun / City Terrace Comet / Commerce Comet / Montebello Comet / Monterey Park Comet / ELA Brookyln Belvedere Comet / Wyvernwood Chronicle / Vernon Sun With the effects of the ongoing budget cuts still to be determined, local charter schools appear to have weathered the storm that has hit their…
IVY ACADEMIA CHARTER SCHOOLS UNDER INVESTIGATION
Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:20 PM
By Connie Llanos, Staff Writer – Los Angeles Newspaper Group/Daily News 6/25 - The Los Angeles district attorney issued search warrants this week at several Ivy Academia campuses, one of the state's top performing charter schools, in connection with an ongoing investigation, officials said Wednesday. "A series of search warrants were issued at several locations (Tuesday)," said Sandi Gibbons,
VILLARAIGOSA SAYS HE’S STAYING PUT
Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:19 PM
EGP NEWS SERVICE: Eastside Sun / Northeast Sun / Mexican American Sun / Bell Gardens Sun / City Terrace Comet / Commerce Comet / Montebello Comet / Monterey Park Comet / ELA Brookyln Belvedere Comet / Wyvernwood Chronicle / Vernon Sun June 25, 2009 | 2:09 pm - Months of speculation came to an end Monday, when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took advantage of a national TV platform to…
BUDGET VIDEO FROM SPEAKER BASS: California faces the worst financial crisis since the depression, and the options are between bad and worse.
Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:31 AM
This video highlights what would happen if we accept the…
A Year @ Locke: MUCH DONE, MUCH TO DO AT L.A. CHARTER SCHOOL: There have been dramatic changes and gains as a charter school, but the challenges are still daunting.
Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:54 PM
Editorial from the Los Angeles Times June 25, 2009 - Teenagers never look more innocent than at their high school graduation. That was certainly true of the graduates of Locke High School, which a year ago was one of the most troubled schools in one of the nation's most troubled school districts. Off campus, many of them might wear gang colors, but on Wednesday they were draped in baby blue…
L.A. UNIFIED OKs $1.6 BILLION IN CUTS OVER THREE YEARS: Plan makes layoffs more likely for 4,000 teachers and staff, though union leaders are trying to save jobs.
Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:53 PM
By Jason Song | LA Times Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times - Cafeteria worker Brenda Carson chants slogans outside L.A. Unified headquarters on Tuesday. Up to 2,000 school staffers could lose their jobs in cutbacks. June 24, 2009 - The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved nearly $1.6 billion in cuts over the next three years that will result in layoffs and increased…
LAUSD Clippings 6/23
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:16 PM
LOS ANGELES TIMES ► Summer school programs in L.A. and Pasadena areas still have open seats 3:14 PM | June 22, 2009 After school districts across California, including Los Angeles Unified, slashed summer school offerings to deal with state budget cuts, parents have been scrambling to find summer placements for their children.
HOME and AWAY - 6/23
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:39 AM
Steve Sicula – Washington Post Writers Group
L.A. SCHOOLS: BOND PROGRAM CONTINUES TO BE VIABLE
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:46 PM
LA Newspaper Group | Daily News Wire Services Updated: 06/22/2009 02:26:02 PM PDT The Los Angeles Unified School District's bond program continues to be viable even though it is being impacted by the current economic crisis, the LAUSD announced today. Like most homes in Southern California, the assessed value of property within LAUSD is also declining, and that limits the ability to sell bonds
SUPREME COURT BACKS REIMBURSEMENT FOR PRIVATE IDEA TUITION
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:28 PM
By Mark Walsh and Erik W. Robelen | Education Week / Edweek.org. Published Online: June 22, 2009 -- Federal law authorizes reimbursements for private school tuition, even when a child has never received special education services from a public school, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today. The justices ruled 6-3 in Forest Grove School District v. T.A. (Case No. 08-305)
VILLARAIGOSA SAYS HE WON’T RUN FOR GOVERNOR
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:03 PM
from the SacBee Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took himself out of the race for governor of California today, telling a national television audience that he wants to concentrate, instead, on solving his city's problems.
TWO STUDENTS, TWO SCHOOLS -- 20 miles and a world apart
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:41 PM
Meet Kyle Gosselin and Henry Ramirez. Kyle attends La Cañada High; Henry was at South L.A.'s Jefferson High before moving to Texas. Their backgrounds may be worlds apart, but their dreams are similar. Henry Ramirez concentrates in his U.S. history class at South L.A.’s Jefferson High School. He has since moved for the second time to Spring, Texas
THE BIG CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION QUESTION: Who's going to fix California? We could appoint delegates or elect them, but just randomly selecting them might be the most promising idea.
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:41 PM
By Steven Hill | Opinion From the Los Angeles Times June 22, 2009 -- Is a constitutional convention in California's future? With the state's fiscal woes mounting and Sacramento seemingly frozen in place, a group of California leaders has proposed a constitutional convention as a way to fix the Golden State's deeply entrenched structural problems.
LA SCHOOLS CHIEF SAYS PARCEL TAX THE ONLY WAY TO BALANCE LA UNIFIED BUDGET + VOTERS TOSS SOUTH PASADENA SCHOOLS A LIFESAVER
Saturday, June 20, 2009 8:52 PM
LA SCHOOLS CHIEF SAYS PARCEL TAX THE ONLY WAY TO BALANCE LA UNIFIED BUDGET Adolfo Guzman-Lopez | KPCC Jun 19, 2009 -- Los Angeles Unified schools chief Ramon Cortines said today that a parcel tax on next year’s ballot might be the only way to balance the district’s budget in the coming years. The superintendent said he’s researching the details of the parcel tax proposal.