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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LAPD officers spread holiday cheer at Van Nuys elementary school – Los Angeles Daily News
Burrowing Owl delights students, staff at urban school – SoCalWild.com
Dorsey students complete College Board pilot class. – L.A. Sentinel
Girls Academic Leadership Academy: A unique opportunity.– Jewish Journal
West Valley Occupational Center celebrates 50 years. – Los Angeles Daily News
Linked Learning the focus of innovative high school. – Education Writers of America
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
Student identity through the arts. Huffington Post
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