DRUMMOND IS OUT AS HEAD OF LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Friday, July 03, 2009 1:58 PM
Gale Holland in California Briefing | LA Times July 3, 2009 -- LOS ANGELES -- Marshall E. Drummond is out as chancellor of the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District. On Thursday, the office of the acting chancellor, Adriana Barrera, issued a written statement to all employees saying that the longtime community college leader was stepping down, with two years left on his $300,000-
FIXING THE PROBLEMS OF HIGH SCHOOL P.E.
Friday, July 03, 2009 1:57 PM
Commentary by Deborah J. Rhea | EdWeek Online: July 2, 2009-- Here’s the paradox. Elementary and middle school physical education programs continue to improve. More physical educators are applying solid and successful movement education and skills-approach models in the K-8 setting. At the same time, however, there is less physical education in high schools, and less expected of the students
BUDGET CUTS MAY LEAVE MANY SCHOOLS INSOLVENT
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 8:08 AM
by Seema Mehta | California Briefing Los Angeles Times July 1 - Scores of school districts across California, including the Los Angeles Unified School District, may not be able to meet their financial obligations because of state budget cuts, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Education. School districts must file reports showing their financial health to the state,
LAUSD TO DISCIPLINE BIRMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OVER “BRUNO” PHOTO SHOOT
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:54 PM
By Connie Llanos, Staff Writer|LA Newspaper Group/Daily News 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) July 1 -- Birmingham High School administrators will be disciplined for allowing student athletes to appear in a suggestive GQ magazine photo shoot with "Bruno" star Sacha Baron
SacBee: THE IOU MAN COMETH?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:05 AM
The Sacramento Bee CapitolAlert Tue, Jun 30, 2009 6:01 am Today is the day. Do lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reach a meeting of the minds on the state budget, or do they issue an invitation to Controller John Chiang to issue IOUs for the first time in 17 years? Both houses likely will be in session all day and into the evening, but look for the real action at the negotiating table
NO SIGN OF DEAL TO CLOSE CALIFORNIA BUDGET
Monday, June 29, 2009 9:44 PM
By Juliet Williams | Associated Press |from MercuryNews.com 06/29/2009 06:45:49 PM PDT | Updated: 06/29/2009 09:14:53 PM PDT SACRAMENTO — (AP)—The California Senate on Monday approved a Democratic budget-balancing plan that faced a certain veto from Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as the state headed toward issuing IOUs for the first time since the 1990s. The plan would use a
REVISED BUDGET BILLS PASSED BY ASSEMBLY & SENATE – VETO CERTAIN
Monday, June 29, 2009 9:18 PM
Calif. Senate OKs budget headed for certain veto By JULIET WILLIAMS – Associated Press 2PM Monday June 29 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate has approved a Democratic budget that faces a certain veto from Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as the state heads toward issuing IOUs. The plan the Senate approved Monday would cut
SPECIAL EDUCATION LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Language being voted on in California that you need to be aware of, changes that are pending!
Monday, June 29, 2009 9:12 PM
from Kristie | http://educateadvocateca.com California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy reports that Regional Centers are being gutted! Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to
ON GRADUATION DAY, ANOTHER VIEW OF THE LAUSD: L.A.'s public school system is plagued by budget cuts, layoffs and low test scores. But as my daughter and her classmates received their diplomas, there was also something to celebrate.
Monday, June 29, 2009 10:04 PM
By Beth Shuster | Opinion From the Los Angeles Times June 29, 2009 - As an education editor for The Times, I tend to see the worst of Los Angeles' public school system. Budget cuts, teacher layoffs, high dropout rates, low test scores. The list goes on. And on. As the mother of a Los Angeles Unified School District graduate, I saw the best the system has to offer this month. There in the
TO FIX THE BUDGET, FIRST FIX THE STATE
Monday, June 29, 2009 10:04 PM
Six simple steps for remodeling the government. George Skelton: Capitol Journal | LA TIMES June 29, 2009 From Sacramento -- Once again, Capitol politicians are fighting over how to fix the chronically bleeding state budget. And again, the answer should be clear: It's unfixable. It will remain unfixable until California's system of governance is pulled apart and overhauled.
Video en español: LIECHTY M.S. STUDENTS DENIED DIPLOMAS FOR PROTESTING LAUSD BOARD PRESIDENT MONICA GARCIA
Sunday, June 28, 2009 8:45 PM
June 22 - Univision34 Los Angeles Students/Parents/ACLU interviewed at this L.A. Unified School District school, Liechty Middle School. It is a 2 year old school and some 70% of its teachers received pinkslips this year due to budget cuts by superintendent Ray Cortines and LAUSD school board.
UNTIE THE HANDS OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:38 PM
By Gary Toebben | The Business Perspective| from EGPNews.com The L.A. Area Chamber, together with nearly 100 of our members, recently traveled to Sacramento on our annual advocacy trip with an agenda to recover, reform and rebuild California. Budget issues and the state’s fiscal crisis are top of mind for all lawmakers, but reform is about much more than balancing the budget. It’s about