New LA Superintendent Contemplating Single-Sex Schools

The new superintendent for Los Angeles has plenty of plans for the district.

Michelle King, who was chief deputy superintendent and acting superintendent, took over as chief of schools earlier this month by a 7-0 vote.

She feels that opening more all-boys or all-girls schools could be a way to attract more families ot the districts. Additionally, she wants to expand science and math programs across all grades, as well as include second language classes at an early age.

King is critical of a charter school expansion, and is working off former superintendent Ramon Cortines’ belief of collaborating alongside charter schools in the district.

“I don’t agree or support any initiative that says we’re going to take over or take part of L.A. Unified’s kids,” King said. “I support all schools that serve our kids.”

 

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

The school advocacy group, Great Public Schools Now, released a report last week detailing the pandemic’s impact on students in the state’s largest school district, LA Unified.