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LAUSD Board of Education Election: Don’t Forget to Vote!

Yesterday, LA School Report published a list detailing everything Los Angeles voters should know about the thirteen candidates running for the LAUSD Board of Education, ahead of next Tuesday’s election. Three of the seven seats are up for election this year, and with a potential runoff in May, the race […continue]

“Rubber Room” Grows in Los Angeles Schools

Yesterday, in an article for California Watchdog, senior education reporter Heather Kays explored Los Angeles Unified School District’s growing “rubber room,” the informal term that describes where educators accused of misconduct or ineffectiveness are placed. According to LA School Report, 181 LAUSD staff members, including teachers, are currently assigned to the “rubber […continue]

SB 10: Putting a Band-Aid on a Broken System

by Students Matter Over the past few months, stories about teachers in California abusing students–yet remaining employed and paid by school districts–have grabbed local headlines. In perhaps the most egregious case, former Los Angeles elementary school teacher Mark Berndt is accused of sexually molesting 23 boys and girls at Miramonte […continue]