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June 30, 2014

Big Changes Coming to Los Angeles' 1-to-1 Computing Effort

The LAUSD schools will let some schools test laptops instead of iPads, change the way it deploys devices, and overhaul its approach to letting students take devices home.

May 19, 2014

Lessons Learned From an After-School/Housing Authority Partnership

The Afterschool Alliance and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities recently presented a webinar about partnerships between public housing authorities and after-school providers.

April 22, 2014

L.A. Mayor, Schools, Nonprofits to Debut Innovative Summer Program

Can your city make you smart? This summer Los Angeles will; it plans a innovative summer program that uses Digital Badges to link schools, kids, and community in four neighborhoods.

April 17, 2014

Study Offers Lessons on School Turnarounds

Preliminary results of a new study suggest that school turnarounds work best when they combine dramatic staffing changes with strong support.

April 06, 2014

The Classroom of the Future: Student-Centered or Device-Centered?

A basic question is emerging as our schools are urged to embrace the Common Core and the computer-based learning systems aligned to the standards. Are these digital devices becoming central to the classroom -- and coming to dominate the way we teach and learn?

March 08, 2014

Paul Horton: In Defense of Books

In the Corporate Common Core's rush to create a snippet curriculum that separates reading comprehension from the acquisition of knowledge, book lovers are panicking all over the world.

February 26, 2014

Union Election in Los Angeles: Meet Candidate Gaffney

Our union is at a crossroads, and I cannot sit back and watch our influence deteriorate. My colleagues know me as a relentless "bridge-builder," and I believe it is only through collaborative efforts by all stakeholders that the union can finally produce real solutions.

February 23, 2014

Union Election in Los Angeles: Meet Candidate Caputo-Pearl

UTLA, and teacher unions generally, can be a vehicle for winning excellent learning and teaching conditions, respectful treatment of educators, and broader social justice.

February 22, 2014

Union Election in Los Angeles: Candidate Mottus

With so much at stake this year, we asked the candidates running for president of UTLA to answer the same 10 questions. Today we continue with candidate Kevin Mottus.

February 21, 2014

Union Election in Los Angeles: Meet Candidate Solkovits

With so much at stake this year, we asked the candidates running for president of UTLA to answer the same questions. We kick off the series with Gregg Solkovits.

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