Thursday, February 18, 2010

THE SUPERINTENDENT’S “STATE OF THE SCHOOLS” …I MEAN “DISTRICT”: The bullet points and press release

by smf for 4LAKids

That was then, this is now: In previous superintendencies transcripts of the superintendents’ State of the Schools (Now State of the District) speech were made publicly available by the Office of Communication. In the spirit of of improved communications, accountability and transparency that is no longer the case.

Be not dismayed:

  • If you go to the District Website,
  • you can scroll down to the bottom of the page on the right hand side
  • and click on:

More News and Events 

  • and then click onRead on …..following

Supt. Delivers 'State of the District' Presentation

In his first address, Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines reports on education successes and challenges, financial obstacles, and his commitment to reform, accountability and transparency.

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Supt. Delivers 'State of the District' Presentation

In his first 'State of the District' presentation, LAUSD Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines recently reported on education successes and challenges facing students, teachers and schools in the District. He also detailed the latest round of severe financial obstacles that continue to cripple the District's ability to provide students with the educational resources and learning tools needed to improve student performance and achievement; and he  reiterated his commitment to reform, accountability and transparency. Click here for details. Click here for highlights in English/Spanish.



Not bad for LAUSD! ….only three clicks and one scrolling down to find what you’re looking for – providing you know where to click and scroll!  Except that Highlights is a bullet point list of prepackaged highlights … and Address is a press release reformat of the same. 

….or – and this is easier - you can simply go to the Superintendent’s Homepage – and read the 265 day old report on his first 100 days!

The address is available on KLCS Channel 58

Tuesday, Feb. 16 at noon and again at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 a.m. and again immediately following the board meeting

If we [“We are LAUSD!”] can’t do a transcript, how about a giant leap into the 21st century and – in a You Tube moment - a podcast?

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