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Vladovic: We Need Highly-Trained Teachers in Low-Performing Schools

Yesterday, for LA School Report, Mike Szymanski covered LAUSD Board member Richard Vladovic’s belief that LAUSD should move highly trained teachers to low-performing schools within LAUSD. According to LA School Report, more new teachers in LA Unified are certified by a national teacher accreditation program than any other district in the nation. Vladovic […continue]

LAUSD Board of Education Election: The Results Are In

On Wednesday, for EdSource, Mikhail Zinshteyn reported on the successful efforts by Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez to win seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Melvoin defeated incumbent school board President Steve Zimmer in District 4, while Gonez defeated Imelda Padilla in District 6. This […continue]

AB 1220 Will Give California Public School Teachers More Time for Tenure

On Thursday, for the Times of San Diego, Chris Jennewein reported on AB 1220, a bill designed to give California’s public school teachers additional time to earn tenure scheduled to be considered in committee later this month. Introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber of San Diego with the support of Teach […continue]

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]

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]