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Education Summit: The Way Forward for Your Child’s Education and LAUSD

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
KPCC's Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

Check out this Patt Morrison page to listen to the audio and watch supplemental videos! Tough times and tough questions face the Los Angeles Unified School District: slashed budgets have caused teacher and staff layoffs, increased class sizes, and cancellation of arts and career training courses; test scores are low and drop-out rates high; conflict over evaluations threatens the relationship between teachers and the district; and it’s a constant challenge to reach parents who want to be involved but struggle with busy schedules or language barriers. With nearly 700,000 K-12 students in the second largest school district in the nation, educators constantly examine what they do and how to do it better, but KPCC’s Patt Morrison would like to hear your ideas and concerns. On Wednesday, August 31st, at 7:00 p.m. in the Crawford Family Forum, she welcomed LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy, LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia, United Teachers Los Angeles President Warren Fletcher, parents, teachers and students to an open conversation about our schools -- what works and what should be changed. Special appearance by the LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Combo, directed by Anthony White, visual and performing arts coordinator for the Beyond the Bell program. For more information, check out the links below: LAUSD UTLA LAUSD Board of Education Photo Credit: Express-Times File Photo | KEN WHITE