Media: LAUSD Gets Its Own Education News Site
Most big cities -- NYC, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia -- have one if not several specialized places to go for education news and commentary, but not Los Angeles. Well, at least not until now.
Just in time for the first week of school (they started on Tuesday), there's a new site, LA School Report, that's just come online today (officially) and might be worth checking out if you are an LA education person or are interested in what's going on out there. Follow on twitter at @laschoolreport. Like the Facebook page here.
There's the usual morning news roundup -- KCET, SCPR, LA Times, LA Daily -- plus original reporting from Hillel Aron, a LA-based freelancer who's written lots for the LA Weekly among other publications. Recent posts include interviews with Steve Barr and AJ Duffy, a look at whether the parent triggger is coming to LAUSD anytime soon, and some board election and state referendum updates.
Former journalist and LA Fund for Education board member Jamie Alter Lynton is the founder and publisher. I'm helping out as editor from my Brooklyn lair.