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Announcement: L.A. TACO Is Getting a New Education Column: ‘The L.A. Public School Report’

10:55 AM PST on January 11, 2022

A new year of tacos, a new year of editorial growth for your friendly neighborhood trompo.

We are very excited to announce that we are the extremely lucky recipients of a grant from Great Public Schools Now to increase our education coverage. Starting at the end of this month, we have promoted L.A. TACO's staff reporter Janette Villafana to write our new monthly education column focused on covering L.A.'s public schools. We are grateful to Great Public Schools now for believing in our inclusive vision for street-level local journalism in Los Angeles.

You can expect to read one story a month including profiles, investigative reports, culture-based stories on student, teacher, and parent life, plus our tried-and-true intersectional reported features that have earned us a couple of journalism awards here and there. Our mission with this grant is to use our deep-reaching platform to highlight and bring to light everything having to do with public schools in Los Angeles. The bad, and the good

Like the rest of our daily original features, L.A. TACO remains in complete control of our content. We are here to serve you. If you have any potential story tips, have any suggestions, or if would like to see a specific type of story on this exciting new column, please reach out to Villafana's tipline at As always, thank you to our members and loyal supporters for reading us, telling your friends and family about us, and trusting us.

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