When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again.
Today, after 18 months of ferocious uphill organizing the Labor/Community Strategy Center reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles School Police Department. They agreed to the following things.
This originally appeared on Education Post. The union's analysis concluded that charter schools cost the district more
All of these ideas will help us move closer to achieving the vision of Common Core implementation. But what is missing is
The advice schools are receiving, experts say, starts with this: Keep the adults calm.
The same threat was sent to New York City, but officials there deemed it "not credible."
I received a text from my daughter earlier today informing me that she was not going to class because of a terrorist threat the Los Angeles Unified School District received this morning.
"You cannot piecemeal this kind of thing and think it is going to have the impact that it should have."
L.A.'s Challenge to all Large U.S. Metropolitan Cities: Support Veterans' and Service Members' Children in Civilian Public Schools
Nationwide, the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) estimates that there are four million children whose parents have served our country since 9/11. The vast majority of children in veteran and military families are being educated in civilian public schools.
In April 2015, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that it was canceling its agreement to install Pearson software on the 40,000 Apple iPads it distributed to students at a cost of $768 each. The entire LAUSD project has been a fiasco from the start.
We need a systematic and symbolic win -- that every police force in the U.S. must give back every weapon from the 1033 Program, that every city and town pull out of the 1033 program, and President Obama overturn the whole program.