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LAUSD reopening libraries after recession closings

Topic: School Libraries More than 200 Los Angeles Unified School District elementary school libraries have reopened in just two months, according to district officials. Recession-era budget cuts had left many libraries without staffing. Show More Summary

Harassment litigation refiled against L.A. Unified Supt. Cortines

A school district manager has filed a new sexual harassment lawsuit against Supt. Ramon C. Cortines and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

LAUSD should try again on supplying computers

The idea of equipping every Los Angeles Unified student and teacher with a computer suffered its final blow with the announcement last week that the school district simply couldn't afford to buy some 700,000 of them. If ever a proposal was half-baked, it was the iPad project, which was marked...

L.A. Unified's iPad plan was doomed from the start

To the editor: As a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, I've seen corporate feeders convince district administrators of the need to spend taxpayer money on various overblown and ill-considered schemes. Profiteers benefit from the LAUSD's largesse while underserved...

Los Angeles Schools Can't Afford Tech Device For Every Student

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District says there isn't enough money to provide every student with an iPad or other computer device. The remarks Friday by interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines are the...Show More Summary

Miramonte teacher resigns in advance of hearing over job

A teacher who became a figure in the Miramonte Elementary child abuse case resigned Friday from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Miramonte teacher resigns in advance of hearing over job

A teacher who became a figure in the Miramonte Elementary child abuse case resigned Friday from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

L.A. School Board Tells Giant Grower to Honor Its Workers' UFW Contract

Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to urge a giant Central Valley grower to implement its workers' union contract. The resolution by board member Steve Zimmer passedShow More Summary

Football: One of City Section's best young coaches is leaving for Washington

Masaki Matsumoto, one of the best young teacher-coaches in the Los Angeles Unified School District, announced on Friday he is leaving as football coach at Hollywood Bernstein to become the new coach at Lincoln High in Tacoma, Wa.

LA school district lawyers free to help minors facing deportation: LA Times

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - Attorneys for the Los Angeles Unified School District will be allowed to assist students who are facing possible deportation under a new program for unaccompanied minors approved on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. Show More Summary

L.A. school district lawyers will assist students facing deportation

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Some students facing deportation will receive legal help from attorneys with the Los Angeles Unified School District under a plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Education.

Franklin, Granada Hills tie for first in academic Super Quiz

Granada Hills Charter High School and Franklin High tied for first place in the Super Quiz portion of the Los Angeles Unified School District's annual Academic Decathlon, officials said Sunday.

The Times' endorsements for LAUSD Board of Education

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

With the departure of Supt. John Deasy, the atmosphere is calmer in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Board meetings are blessedly shorter and less rancorous. Interim Supt. Ramon Cortines has been ably putting out the fires Deasy left burning, including those arising from the troubled...

LAUSD's program to give immigration legal advice is ill-advised

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Some staff attorneys at the Los Angeles Unified School District have expressed interest in doing pro bono legal work for students who arrived in this country without documentation and on their own, with no adult family living here. Many of those children face perilous conditions in their home...

Federal Review Blames Lack of Resources and Planning for L.A. Schools' Failed iPad Initiative

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Education has found the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3 billion "iPad-for-all" education initiative, announced in the summer of 2013, had been "plagued by lack of resources and inadequate...Show More Summary

LA Unified School District ‘iPad for every student’ plan doomed from the start, says federal review

A federal review of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s plan to give an iPad to every one of its 640,000 students concluded that it was plagued by problems right from the start, reports the LA Times. The report criticizes the scheme for unclear goals, use of school construction bonds to fund the scheme, failure to […]

Defunct LA Unified School District's 'iPad-for-all' plan botched from start, federal report says

According to a federal study, the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3 billion push to bring tech into the classroom was crippled early on by inadequate planning and and over-reliance on Apple's iPad.

Want to teach kids English? Then teach their parents.

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District is trying to fix something it broke. ("California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners,'" Dec. 17)

Largest School District In the U.S. Will Serve Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Children attending schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the largest school district in the nation, will soon be eating better meat.

L.A. Unifed to ban the purchase of chicken treated with antibiotics

Aiming to bolster student health, Los Angeles Unified and five other major urban school districts announced plans Tuesday to ban the purchase of chickens that have been treated with antibiotics.

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