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L.A. Unified suspends commercial filming at schools

The Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended commercial filming on campuses in the wake of broadcast reports by KNBC-TV Channel 4 into allegations that film shoots had disrupted classrooms and damaged school property.  One campus shoot was for a pornographic film, the station reported....

LAUSD admits fault in teacher sex abuse case but pushes back on payout

The Los Angeles Unified School District has admitted it failed to adequately supervise an elementary school teacher convicted of sexually molesting two boys but pushed back Thursday on their demands for substantial compensation. The harmful effects of the abuse should be separated from other stressful...

LAUSD rehires lawyer who said teen was mature enough to consent to sex with teacher

23 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Unified School District has rehired an outside attorney it fired last fall after he said it was more dangerous for a teen to cross a street in traffic than to consent to sex with her teacher, district officials said Wednesday. The district announced last November that it would sever...

Why education reporters are missing the grade

“Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad's proposal to double the number of charter schools threatens the financial stability of the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to LAUSD's board president.” So opens a recent story from...Show More Summary

Judge orders lawyer to jail for contempt of court in L.A. Unified case

A prominent civil rights attorney known for suing the Los Angeles Unified School District on behalf of students who allege they were sexually abused was found in contempt of court Wednesday and ordered to spend a day in jail after a judge concluded he interfered with the mental health examination...

L.A. Unified wants to know when parents want school to be in session

Los Angeles school district officials are considering redoing a telephone survey after technical glitches complicated a weekend attempt to determine parents' and employees' opinions about the academic calendar.

Apple to pay $4.2 million to L.A. school district over failed iPad program

Apple has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to pay them $4.2 million over a failed program to put iPads in the hands of every student and teacher in the district. Specifically, the settlement is over the curriculum designed to be used with the iPads, which was barely used by educators. Show More Summary

Apple to hand back $4.2M to LAUSD to settle failed ‘iPad for every student’ program

Apple has agreed to repay $4.2M to settle a claim by the L.A. Unified School District over the disastrous attempt to put an iPad into the hands of every student, reports the Los Angeles Times. It was first reported back in April that the LAUSD might take legal action against Apple to recoup the money spent on iPads […]

News: Apple to pay LA school district $4.2M for failed iPad plan

Apple is set to pay the Los Angeles Unified School District $4.2 million of a proposed $6.4 million settlement regarding a failed plan to provide the entire district with iPads, the Los Angeles Times reports. The remainder of the money will be made up by not paying for recently purchased Lenovo laptops. Show More Summary

L.A. Unified to get $6.4 million in settlement over iPad software

The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over Pearson educational software that it purchased but barely used. The deal is the latest fallout from an aborted plan to provide an iPad to every student, teacher and campus administrator in the nation's...

L.A. Unified highlights magnet school performance compared with charters

The Los Angeles Unified School District this week released an analysis of test scores showing that its magnet schools are outperforming charter schools. This comes as private foundations are proposing a huge expansion of charters in the city.

L.A. Unified's bullying tactics wound abuse victims again

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

When it comes to handling sexual misconduct by teachers, the Los Angeles Unified School District loses even when it wins.

Proposed L.A. charter school expansion aims for 130,000 seats, draft document says

A confidential draft obtained by The Times seems to confirm earlier reports that the Broad Foundation is or was hoping to place half of the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District into charter schools over the next eight years.

Charter schools are not an education cure-all

To the editor: The Times' support for a large expansion of charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District is misguided. ("A charter school expansion," Editorial, Sept. 13)I spent four years with the district and three years working for many charter schools. What I saw as a charter school...

For the record

Sexual assault trial ruling: In the Sept. 17 California section, an article about a lawsuit brought by a student who alleges that the Los Angeles Unified School District was negligent in supervising a teacher who sexually assaulted her carried the headline "Court orders ex-L.A. teacher retried."...

LAUSD cannot blame 14-year-old for own sexual assault, appellate court rules

The Los Angeles Unified School District cannot blame a 14-year-old girl for her own sexual assault or introduce evidence of her prior sexual history in a case involving her teacher, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.

The future of air conditioning in Los Angeles schools

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Los Angeles Unified received 1,499 complaints regarding problems with air conditioning alone from Tuesday through Sunday. The district received the most complaints it had received in a single day all year-463-on Wednesday. It was an extremely hot week in Los Angeles, with temperatures crawling...

A charter school expansion could be great for L.A.

Slightly more than a fifth of all students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are currently enrolled in charter schools. That number would rise to nearly half of the district's students if the early ambitions of a group of charter organizations and their benefactors come to fruition.

Football: Games switched on Friday because of LAUSD heat concerns

The Los Angeles Unified School District sent out a memo to schools on Thursday informing them that no outdoor sports competition will be allowed on Friday prior to 5 p.m. because of expected "elevated temperatures," forcing changes to scheduled football games on Friday involving LAUSD teams.

Football: LAUSD cancels all outdoor activities for Thursday

The Los Angeles Unified School District has canceled all outdoor activities for Thursday, including JV football games, because of excessive heat, according to Trent Cornelius, the district's sports coordinator.

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