“…and that’s the way it was.”
Saturday, July 18, 2009 9:31 AM
smf for LAKids As a passionate insider – the least trustworthy of reporters – I cannot allow the most trusted one to pass without notice. Walter Cronkite was of the generation one of his colleagues called the greatest.
SCHWARZENEGGER APPOINTS LAUSD LAWYER TO SUPERIOR COURT
Friday, July 17, 2009 10:26 AM
By a MetNews Staff Writer | Metropolitan News-Enterprise [edited by 4LAKids] Friday, July 17, 2009 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the appointment of 11 new superior court judges in three counties, including the appointment of eight to the Los Angeles Superior Court. Included in those tapped to fill local vacancies are LAUSD Assistant General Counsel Stephanie M. Bowick.
PROP 98 IS TESTED AGAIN: In the tug of war over state's deficit, Schwarzenegger would like to suspend it. The California Teacher's Assn. wants reassurances.
Friday, July 17, 2009 8:41 AM
By Eric Bailey | From the Los Angeles Times July 17, 2009 -- Reporting from Sacramento — For years it has been this government town's equivalent of a stone fortress, a bastion of public policy under the watchful eye of a potent political army. But this summer, Proposition 98, the law that guarantees public schools roughly 40% of general fund revenue, is being tested as it has been only a few
[Updated] MORE THAN 300 LOCAL SCHOOL BUSES TO BENEFIT AFTER PROPOSITION 1B IS RE-INSTATED
Friday, July 17, 2009 11:04 AM
School Transportation News DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 16, 2009) — Los Angeles Unified School District will replace 260 of its oldest diesel buses with new CNG and propane vehicles following a $43 million vehicle replacement grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District awarded to a total of 13 districts, signaling the return of the state’s Lower-Emission School Bus Program amid a
CALL TO ACTION: Save Early Education [don’t let the feds so what we didn’t let the state do!]
Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:55 PM
from noschoolforsam.org/pre[k]now Dear Friend, A subcommittee in the House of Representatives took a BIG step backward last week when it came up $900 million short of President Obama's proposed early education budget. But now the full budget committee has a chance to get it right. Tomorrow they'll cast a crucial vote which can help to reinstate the funds cut from the president's proposal.
EDUCATION SQUABBLE STALLS CALIFORNIA BUDGET DEAL: Schwarzenegger offers his promise that school money would be restored when the economy rebounds. Democrats want it in writing
Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:31 AM
By Evan Halper and Eric Bailey |LA Times Online 5:43 AM PDT, July 16, 2009 Reporting from Sacramento -- Fresh off a disappointing evening of budget negotiations that halted amid simmering frustration, legislative leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to forge ahead today in hopes of settling on a final package to stem California's $26.3-billion deficit. The prime obstacle that reared
LAUSD SHOULD BUCK THE STATUS QUO AND LET COMMUNITIES DESIGN THEIR SCHOOLS
Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:57 AM
LA Daily News Editorial 16 July 2009 -- HERE'S an apparently controversial statement: Communities should decide how to operate their local schools. Those of you who thought that's how school districts already work - within the confines of federal and state standards, of course - are forgiven for your overly rosy view of public education. This is L.A., after all, a town so politicized that
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE CRUNCH: Budget cuts, fee hikes, forced days off -- the Cal State system is under siege + UC system: Lay-offs, not pay cuts
Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:56 AM
Budget cuts, fee hikes, forced days off -- the Cal State system is under siege. By Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. | Opinion From the Los Angeles Times July 16, 2009 -- In just under two months, students will start the new academic year at 23 Cal State campuses across the state. They'll encounter a new university, one that shows the effects of cutting $584 million from the budget. If they are
CAL STATE CHANCELLOR CRITICIZES LOW STANDARDS AT HIGH SCHOOLS
Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:07 AM
by Howard Blume | LA Times LA Now blog 1:45 PM | July 15, 2009 -- California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed said that what passes for algebra in high schools is really “algebra light,” and characterized as “outrageous” that school districts don’t require more of their students. The backdrop for Reed’s comments, in an interview and in formal remarks before a lunchtime audience this
Dan Walters: OUT-OF-STATERS GLEEFULLY DELVE INTO CALIFORNIA’S WOES
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:29 PM
By Dan Walters | Sacramento Bee Wed, Jul. 15, 2009 -- National Public Radio is running a series of broadcasts this week called "California in Crisis”. And NPR is not alone. Network and cable television news shows, public broadcasters, major out-of-state newspapers and countless magazines are taking turns recounting and analyzing California's economic and fiscal travails. The tone of many
WSJ: CALIFORNIA CLOSE TO NEW BUDGET DEAL
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:04 PM
By STU WOO | The Wall Street Journal JULY 16, 2009 - California leaders say they are near a compromise on fixing the state's $26 billion budget shortfall, signaling the end of a weeks-long impasse that has forced officials to issue IOUs to keep the state out of default. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders have held negotiations late into the night this week to work out the last
UTLA: LAUSD MAY REHIRE 2000 LAID-OFF TEACHERS
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:42 PM
Updated: Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009, 12:00 PM PDT Published : Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009, 11:56 AM PDT Text Story by: Associated Press Posted on MyFoxLA.com by: Dennis Lovelace Los Angeles (myFOXla.com) - The head of the Los Angeles teachers union says talks are under way that could lead to the rehiring of 2,000 teachers laid off in June.
DEAL COULD RESTORE JOBS TO MANY LAID-OFF LOS ANGELES TEACHERS
Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:52 AM
by Howard Blume | LA Times LA Now blog 11:33 AM | July 14, 2009 : Los Angeles teachers would surrender some compensation in exchange for preserving jobs under terms being negotiated between the teachers union and the Los Angeles Unified School District, The Times has learned. The deal, if completed, would reverse many, if not most, of just over 2,000 teacher layoffs that took effect on July 1.
LAUSD SHOULD FOCUS ON IMPROVING TEACHING SKILLS, NOT FIRING ‘BAD’ TEACHERS.
Saturday, July 11, 2009 7:11 PM
Op-Ed By John Perez | LA Newspaper Group/Daily News Sunday, 12 July 2009 -- DURING 36 years as a teacher and union leader in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I ran across teachers who clearly should not have been at the head of a classroom. They were, however, far fewer than commonly thought. Calls to fire "bad" teachers always fire up a crowd, but few of the 650,000 LAUSD students
LAWSUIT FILED TO BLOCK BIRMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CHARTER.
Saturday, July 11, 2009 6:24 PM
An e-mail to the Birmingham community from charter opponent Steve Shapiro Thursday, 9 July, 2008 Dear Birmingham, This e mail is to inform you all that a lawsuit has been filed today in Superior Court. This is the first of several lawsuits that are designed to rectify many of the wrongs that have taken place over the past year. On Monday morning, July 13, 2009, at 8:30 A.M. Superior Court,