LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Seventy Four and LA School Report – two rapidly growing education news sites – will partner to expand coverage of education in Los Angeles and America's second-largest school district, the founders of the sites announced today.
In less than four years, LA School Report has become a must-read for insiders and everyday Angelenos alike. The site has followed the politics and policy of the public school system in Los Angeles, shining a light on underreported but critical developments in education.
"The Seventy Four brings with it a deep bench of veteran journalists, and together with our team at LA School Report we will be positioned to expand our reach and deliver a more robust news site that helps keep education front and center throughout the city," said Jamie Lynton, founder of LA School Report who will join The Seventy Four's board as part of the partnership.
"All of us at The Seventy Four and LA School Report firmly believe there is a real opportunity to expand coverage throughout Los Angeles and the West Coast and put an even greater spotlight on the system," said Campbell Brown, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Seventy Four. "We will bring the same kind of aggressive and substantive coverage that has defined our reporting since we launched to an even greater audience."
Longtime Los Angeles-based newspaper editor Laura Greanias will come on board as executive editor of LA School Report. Greanias has worked in the Los Angeles media space for nearly a quarter-century, in 15 years at the L.A. Times where she served as executive news editor/deputy Page One editor and morning assignment editor on the city desk, and more recently as the city editor of the L.A. Daily News.
"Having been an editor at two of Los Angeles' largest newspaper publications, Laura's journalism Bona Fides speak for themselves, and we can think of no one better to help harness the vast institutional knowledge of LA School Report and the national perspective of The Seventy Four," said Romy Drucker, co-founder and CEO of The Seventy Four.
In addition to her responsibilities at LA School Report, Greanias will also lead The Seventy Four's new West Coast bureau.
Since launching in New York six months ago, The Seventy Four has made huge strides in fulfilling its mission of making education front-page news.
The site has conducted one-on-one interviews with a majority of the presidential candidates to reveal detailed plans on how they would improve education in our country; has broken news on the forgotten students of the California drought, the transformation of New Orleans' schools in the years following Hurricane Katrina, and the potential long-lasting impact of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association; and has rapidly grown a following among those most impacted – parents who entrust their children to the school system.
"Our development of a West Coast bureau will allow us to go even deeper, covering local and regional issues that impact large swaths of parents and children with the kind of vigor and aggressiveness that those issues deserve," Drucker added.
About The Seventy Four
The Seventy Four is a non-profit, nonpartisan online newsroom aimed at driving a much-needed conversation about reforming America's education system. Founded by education advocate and former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown and former New York City Department of Education official Romy Drucker, The Seventy Four pursues stories about the education of our 74 million children in honest, fearless and relentless terms.
About LA School Report
Founded in 2012, LA School Report is an online news site, focusing on the intersection of politics and education in Los Angeles. It publishes news, analysis and commentary, serving as a hub for today's most important education-related developments. In the tradition of journalism in the public interest, it seeks to provide information and context with one primary question in mind: what is in the best interest of students? It strives to enlighten and provoke; to bring greater transparency and accountability to the city's elected officials, and to take an honest look at the profound challenges facing the Los Angeles public school system. It seeks to look beyond the "reform vs. union" debate and instead focus attention on what public officials and policymakers are doing to help improve public education.
SOURCE The Seventy Four