Superintendent King launches video series spotlighting vital District issues

Superintendent King launches video series spotlighting vital District issues

Strengthening her virtual connection to L.A. Unified families, Superintendent Michelle King today launched the first in a series of videos that will highlight important and timely issues for District students, parents, schools and employees.

King’s inaugural video spotlights “A District on the Move: Destination Graduation,” her three-year strategic plan, which details the rigorous instruction and personalized supports that will enable all students to graduate from L.A. Unified, prepared for college and career.

Future topics may include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the district’s budget. King is also expected to highlight a new evaluation system being unveiled soon by the state, which will use multiple factors to gauge the success of districts and schools in areas like academics, college/career readiness, English Learner progress and parent engagement.

“These videos are a new tool that will help me engage with our L.A. Unified family,” King said. “I am excited about the opportunity to discuss our goals, challenges and topics that are important to me and also to our students, parents and employees.”

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LAUSD Shines

10 Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers includes L.A. Unified’s Verónica Obregón – Social Work Today

‘Cool Kid’ Camille Ng spreads warmth to kids in need – KABC-7

LAUSD Schools get new gyms through UCLA Health’s ‘Sound Body Sound Mind’ program – KABC-7

LAPD officers spread holiday cheer at Van Nuys elementary school – Los Angeles Daily News

Burrowing Owl delights students, staff at urban school –

Essay: The Translated Life, From Immigrant to Valedictorian. – NBC News

Dorsey students complete College Board pilot class. – L.A. Sentinel

Girls Academic Leadership Academy: A unique opportunity.– Jewish Journal

Modern Trades: The rise of continuing tech education. – KPCC

West Valley Occupational Center celebrates 50 years. – Los Angeles Daily News

Linked Learning the focus of innovative high school. – Education Writers of America

How high-schoolers channel the drama of middle school experience into dramatic performance. – KPCC

Night at the museum? Try a week. These fourth-graders did and it changed their world. – KPCC

Music, arts programs at LA schools increasing after years of decline. – Los Angeles Daily News

Coeur d’Alene Elementary: One school’s journey towards instructional excellence. – Cotsen Foundation

Video: Venice High School celebrates top seniors. Yo Venice

Student identity through the arts. Huffington Post

Op-Ed: Supt. Michelle King on frog dissections, STEM and the future of charters in LAUSD. Los Angeles Times

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