Under her leadership, she has made important changes in her departments, which I expect will be sustained.” – Debra Duardo, LACOE Superintendent The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) provides oversight over the 80 school districts within the county and can take control if it finds that any of these districts are in danger […]
As an investor in American Media, Inc (AMI) and the National Enquirer, did LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner learn to benefit from the world of Fake News?
Publishing Mark Ridley-Thomas’ anti-union editorial without disclosing his son’s financial ties is not the LA Daily News’ first breach of journalistic integrity.
In a School District currently defined by the fight between public education and privatization, both sides put everything on the line. Was it worth it?
The District is encouraging parents to send their students to school if the teachers’ union strikes. Will they be sending kids into mayhem?
“[C]harter schools with privately appointed boards do not represent the public but make decisions about how public funds are spent…” — NAACP Wendy Carrillo is an enemy of public education. Carrillo is a contributing “network member” of the right-wing Education Post, an anti-public education and pro-privatization outfit funded by the Walton Family Foundation and other […]
Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig to speak truth to TFA power EngagED event featuring Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning professor who has conducted research on Teach for America at Stanford University and the National Educational Policy Center. Dr. Vasquez Heilig will be speaking on a panel with 2 TFA alumni and a current TFA corps […]
Guest post by Ellen Lubic, Executive Director of Joining Forces 4Ed. She also contributes to DianeRavitch.net’s blog community. The voting public showed their opinions about the Torlakson v. Tuck race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction by electing by a healthy margin, the incumbent, a former teacher, Tom Torlakson, and they rejected soundly the Wall […]
By Cheryl Ortega, Director of Bilingual Education, UTLA (United Teachers of Los Angeles). Cheryl Ortega taught for 38 years in kindergarten and primary education bilingual programs in LAUSD. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of UTLA as Director of Bilingual Education. I became acquainted with Mr. Tuck in 2008, the first year of the […]
This is what we at K12NN do: we prod traditional corporate-owned media to rise to a higher level of investigative journalism when it comes to putting the public good and the well-being of public education front and center. Last fall, when the iPad story was first reported in the major Los Angeles-area news outlets, the […]