LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LA School Report, a new website devoted to reporting on the Los Angeles public school system, is launching at LAschoolreport.com.
LA School Report's mission is to publish original news, analysis, and commentary, as well as act as a hub for today's most important education-related issues. "This is a watershed moment in Los Angeles when it comes to education," says founder and publisher Jamie Alter Lynton, who is a board member for the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and longtime civic activist. "We all agree that our children deserve the best, but there is little agreement on how to deliver it. We want to provide a one-stop shop for citizens to learn about these enormously important issues which affect all of our lives."
Featuring a morning roundup of news items and deeper original reporting on an array of public school issues in Los Angeles, LA School Report covers developments within LAUSD and the School Board, as well as the intersections of politics, education and the reform movement. "These issues are complicated, controversial, and too often overlooked," says Lynton, "but we consider it a civic duty to peek behind the curtain and provide as much information as we can to the public."
LA School Report takes an honest look at the challenges facing Los Angeles' public schools, as well as the debate about potential solutions. Recent blog posts include news about the delay of API scores until October 3, a report about the possibility of a "parent trigger" effort in LAUSD, a look at the implications of Prop. 32 on LAUSD, interviews with Green Dot founder Steve Barr and former UTLA head AJ Duffy.
The website is edited by nationally recognized education writer Alexander Russo and features original reporting by Los Angeles reporter Hillel Aron. Other cities with independent education sites include New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
SOURCE LA School Report