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UCLA IDEA's research and expertise is often consulted by the media to offer analysis or commentary on the latest in education news. Some of our areas of expertise, include charter schools, community and parent engagement, urban youth, equity-minded school reform and finance. Here are some recent media clips.

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June 2012

Less school for LAUSD; Student-based teacher evaluations - KCRW's 'Which Way, LA?', June 13, 2012

Los Angeles schools struggle with curriculum overhaul - Education Week, June 13, 2012

Critics decry further shortening of L.A. Unified's school year - Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2012

High school students from Los Angeles area present conference at Roosevelt High - Boyle Heights Beat, June 7, 2012

Students and teachers join forces for social change in East L.A. - GOOD, June 7, 2012

May 2012

Can new teacher evaluation proposal bring LAUSD and UTLA together? - KPCC AirTalk with Larry Mantle, May 31, 2012

All L.A. Unified students must pass college-prep courses - Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2012

Ameritas College launches in California's Inland Empire aiming to address Hispanics' higher education needs - Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch, May 7, 2012

In controversial move, LAUSD's Deasy wants to raise high-school graduation requirements - Los Angeles Daily News, May 5, 2012

April 2012

Public school parents upset about Prop 39 colocation rules - KPCC, April 30, 2012

New cut-off dates complicate kindergarten - Daily Pilot, April 21, 2012

How to succeed in kindergarten: Will redshirting—holding back your child—make him healthy, wealthy and wise? - Los Angeles Times op-ed, April 15, 2012

Amid scandal, lawmakers reconsider teacher layoff laws - California Report, April 10, 2012

March 2012

Video: Kids call for equity at DML 2012 - The Digital Shift, March 18, 2012

Study examines California Latino students’ involvement in higher education - Hispanically Speaking News, March 16, 2012

Beyond bake sales: LAUSD school board considers parcel tax and pink slips - KPCC Patt Morrison show, March 13, 2012

New report finds low college attendance by California Latinos - Sacramento Bee, March 13, 2012

Report: 7% of Latino adults hold college degrees - Orange County Register, March 13, 2012

Latinos don't get message about college - Bakersfield Californian, March 13, 2012

Students demand the right to use technology in schools - KQED, March 6, 2012

Cuts push LA Unified schools to break away from district - KPCC, March 5, 2012

February 2012

A group of parents in Calif. desert may be the future of school reform - Colorlines, Feb. 15, 2012

December 2011

The view from here - California, U.S. - "Trigger law" allows parents to call the shots - Times Education Supplement, Dec. 16, 2011

November 2011

Bruno Manno's "Straw Mom" Argument - Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Nov.14, 2011

October 2011

Finally, schools focus on preventing dropouts - Press-Enterprise, Oct. 31, 2011

New report warns shorter school would hurt low-income, other students - Los Angeles Times, Oct. 31, 2011

Trigger Laws: Does signing a petition give parents a voice? - Truthout, Oct. 23, 2011

The Conversation: Should the haves share the dollars they raise with the have-nots? Sacramento Bee op-ed, Oct. 9, 2011

September 2011

Schools sue over state budget - California Report, Sept. 28, 2011

Trigger Laws: Does signing a petition give parents a voice? - Rethinking Schools, Fall 2011 edition

'Trigger law' gives parents power in public schools - NBC Nightly News, Sept. 26, 2011

Año de retos para el LAUSD - La Opinión, Sept. 7, 2011

Pushing parents to get involved in kids' education - Los Angeles Times, Sept. 3, 2011

August 2011

Récord de latinos en nivel superior - La Opinión, Aug. 26, 2011

California charter schools get grant from Walton Foundation - Which Way, L.A.?, August 23, 2011

LA leaders discuss growing 'parent engagement' - Bell Gardens Sun, August 18, 2011

Santa Ana Unified uses nonprofit to fill summer school gap - KPCC, August 1, 2011

July 2011

Students use research as empowerment through UCLA program -- On Central, July 26, 2011

Getting by on less: Report says economy has put some schools even further behind - On Central, July 22, 2011

Escuelas carecen de cursos importantes - La Opinión, July 4, 2011

United Teachers Los Angeles termed out of office - KPCC, July 1, 2011

June 2011

Becas para que dejen estudios - La Opinión, June 7, 2011

The state of education in California: Dismal - Modesto Bee op-ed, June 3, 2011

May 2011

We Need to Talk: Solving California's civic engagement problem - Zócalo Public Square, May 20, 2011

Pequña esperanza para las escuelas - La Opinión, May 17, 2011

Los maestros se hicieron presentes - La Opinión, May 14, 2011

Countdown to May Revise: Schools already reeling from deep budget cuts - California Budget Project, May 12, 2011

Examining California's Parent Trigger Law - NPR's All Things Considered, May 8, 2011

San Diego will no longer get away with requiring that our students pay to learn - San Diego Examiner, May 5, 2011

Cuts in education force teacher layoffs in California - Voice of America, May 4, 2011

April 2011

White House: Latino Students' Education Key to Nation's Future - ColorLines, April 29, 2011

School districts look to parcel taxes for aid - New York Times, April 28, 2011

School districts call in cavalry of consultants to push parcel taxes - Bay Citizen, April 28, 2011

High poverty students hit hardest by layoffs, cuts - National Education Association, April 27

Education summit focuses on budget crisis - Mar Vista Patch, April 18, 2011

Teachers, parents hold rolling budget rallies - San Diego Union-Tribune, April 15, 2011

California students fighting a "drop-out" factory - Channel One, April 15, 2011

Budget cuts to hit public education in California - World Socialist Web Site, April 13, 2011

Extending students' horizons beyond East and South L.A. - UCLA Today, April 8, 2011

UCLA institute releases survey of high schools - Daily Bruin, April 8, 2011

Why Tax-On-Millionaires Measure is a Slam Dunk - Calbuzz, April 4, 2011

Can the US 'Out-Innovate and Out-Educate' the Competition? - To the Point on KCRW, April 4, 2011

Schools debate the pros and cons of costly student trips - Napa Valley Register, April 3, 2011

March 2011

LAUSD reports detail potential impact of layoff notices - Daily Breeze, March 25, 2011

Struggle worsens at state high schools hammered by fiscal crisis - UCLA Today, March 23, 2011

California Public High School Education Report Reveals Falling Educational Opportunities - Patch, March 23, 2011

Has School Reform Ground to a Halt? - Voice of San Diego, March 23, 2011

Layoff notices at nearly 1,000 LAUSD schools would mean a heavy loss of certificated positions - Daily News, March 22, 2011

Study shows effects of state budget cuts on school districts - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, March 22, 2011

Worser and worser - Thoughts on Public Education, March 22, 2011

La economía continúa afectando a muchos - Univision KMEX (video download), March 21, 2011

California students face tight budgets at school and at home, UCLA reports - Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2011

Report: Calif. budget cuts hit poor schools harder - Business Week (Associated Press article also appearing in Education Week, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Fresno Bee, Contra Costa Times, Pasadena Star News, Yahoo! Finance, The Republic, among others), March 21, 2011

UCLA report: School cuts have widened education gap, diminished quality - Daily Breeze, March 21, 2011

Report: Calif budget cuts hit poor schools harder - San Jose Mercury News, March 21, 2011

Los Angeles graduate student wants to get teachers into therapy - 89.3 KPCC, March 21, 2011

Locke leaders in the making - Our Weekly, March 17, 2011

UCLA Report: School cuts increase inequality - eSan, March 16, 2011

Budget woes plague California colleges - Press TV, March 6, 2011

February 2011

IBM Watson Supercomputer A Reminder of Education Shortcomings - Huffington Post, Feb. 22, 2011

The Meaning of Michelle Rhee - The Answer Sheet (Washington Post blog), Feb. 22, 2011

Dr. Ernest Morrell, Zaner-Bloser Author, Named Director of Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University - Digital Journal, Feb. 21, 2011

Entitled to the Facts - Huffington Post, Feb. 12, 2011

January 2011

Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia's Contributor List - New York Times, Jan. 30, 2011

To "Win the Future," Kids and Schools Must Survive the Present - ColorLines Magazine, Jan. 27, 2011

Which Way, L.A.? From LA to Sacramento, New Uncertainty in Public Education - KCRW, Jan. 11, 2011

Many see influence of teachers union in Gov. Jerry Brown's shakeup of California Board of Education - Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 2011

Brown signals shift with Board of Education picks - Sacramento Bee, Jan. 8, 2011

The Parent Trigger - Voice of San Diego, Jan. 6, 2011

December 2010

A Year in the News: California Schools, 2010 - Huffington Post, Dec. 31, 2010

Which Way, L.A.? Jerry Brown's Armageddon Budget for State Education - KCRW, Dec. 15, 2010

Education fills big space on Brown's chalkboard - Los Angeles Times, Dec. 14, 2010

Commercial break for LAUSD? - Los Angeles Daily News, Dec. 12, 2010

LAUSD to consider sponsorships - Pasadena Star News, Dec. 11, 2010

California's Parent Trigger - LA Weekly, Dec. 9, 2010

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