Carver Middle School students protest
Students at Carver Middle School, Tuesday, turned out to protest the decision the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education made last week to award control of their school to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. The youngsters also voiced their objections to increasing class sizes and teacher lay-offs.
Los Angeles, CA - Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District spend about one month out of the school year administering tests to their students at a cost of $150 million annually for non-State and Federally mandated tests, according to United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), and at a press conference held Tuesday at Emerson Middle School, the educators have vowed beginning immediately to boycott what they called “unnecessary” periodic assessments.
A forum hosted by students of Crenshaw High School will be held Tuesday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Brotherhood Crusade Youth Source Center, and will feature student input on the transformation taking place at the high school.
The forum is sponsored by Taking Action, Sierra Club and the Coalition for Educational Justice, all campus clubs, and will follow a march that takes place beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the flag poles on campus and ending at the Youth Source Center, 5415 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Voters will fill the final seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District board today, choosing between a former assistant to the mayor and an attorney who is also a teacher.
The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted Tuesday 5-2 to adopt the School Climate Bill of Rights, which consists of a resolution that bans “willful defiance” suspensions and directs LAUSD to enact common-sense approaches to school discipline and expand programs that support all students in becoming healthy, thriving adults.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted unanimously today to continue the Breakfast in the Classroom program, which has faced some criticism for cutting into instruction time and causing some unsanitary conditions at schools.
“Every program … has problems with its implementation,” board member Steve Zimmer said. “That’s what happens. It’s not breaking news. Our obligation is to work out the problems. That’s what we do.”