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LAUSD Ditches Grenade Launchers--But Keeps M16 Rifles

The Los Angeles Unified School District is giving up "three grenade launchers" it acquired for its police department, but it will keep the "60 M16" rifles and an armored vehicle. According to the Associated Press, the district received...Show More Summary

LAUSD's cautious approach to heat creates issues for football teams

At 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District's athletics office sent an email to the athletic directors and assistant principals from its 83 schools informing them that all outside activities and practices were canceled because of heat.

L.A. Unified settles suit with student data software vendor

The Los Angeles Unified School District paid $3.75 million Thursday to settle a lawsuit with the vendor of a software system designed to track attendance, grades, schedules and other student data, officials said.

L.A. Unified settles suit with student data software vendor

The Los Angeles Unified School District paid $3.75 million Thursday to settle a lawsuit with the vendor of a software system designed to track attendance, grades, schedules and other student data, officials said.

The school board is the boss, like it or not

To the editor: Over several decades in the Los Angeles Unified School District — serving as a teacher, principal and in several administrative assignments — I learned to appreciate the difficulty of the superintendent's job. ("Bickering between L.A. Unified leaders won't make...

L.A. School Cops Give Up Grenade Launchers … But Keep the M-16s, MRAP

yesterdayNews : Reason

One week ago, courtesy of MuckRock's enormous database, I highlighted the fact that the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department acquired hree grenade launchers along with other military gear, and questioned how well this...Show More Summary

LAUSD criticized for not allowing night practices

The Los Angeles Unified School District's decision not to allow evening football practices on Wednesday because of heat concerns has caused administrators and coaches to openly question the decision.

LA school police get free grenade launchers, rifles, armored MRAP vehicle from DoD. They'll return the MRAP.

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

L.A. Unified School District police received a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) like this one through a federal program. (LA Times) Los Angeles school police have acquired a number of military weapons through a Department of Defense program that provides local law enforcement with surplus war gear, free of charge (other than shipping costs). Read the rest

LAUSD cancels all outdoor activities for a third day

The Los Angeles Unified School District has canceled all outdoor sporting events for a third consecutive day because of excessive heat, according to Trent Cornelius, the district's athletic coordinator. Tennis, water polo and golf matches scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled.

Google Donates $1 Million in Supplies to Los Angeles Public School Teachers

On Monday, Google surprised hundreds of teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) with donations of pencils, books, printers, and other school supplies, totaling nearly $1 million, says local ABC news affiliate ABC7. Show More Summary

LA Schools Return Grenade Launchers, But Keep Armored Vehicle

It's not every day that the Los Angeles Unified School District agrees to surrender their three rightfully owned grenade launchers, but they have decided to do just that in the interests of community peace of mind. I know I feel better...Show More Summary

L.A. school district will relinquish some of the military weaponry it received from federal program

The Los Angeles Unified School District's police department will return three grenade launchers, but it's not giving up 61 rifles or a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle. The military weaponry was obtained through a federal program that gives local law enforcement surplus equipment at no charge, the Los Angeles Times reports. Show More Summary

School district will relinquish some of the military weaponry it received from federal program

Fine, the Los Angeles Unified School District's police department will return three grenade launchers, but it's not giving up 61 rifles or a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle. The military weaponry was obtained through a federal program that gives local law enforcement surplus equipment at no charge, the Los Angeles Times reports. Show More Summary

The LA School District Has Grenade Launchers

In all the hullabaloo over the past few days about the San Diego School District's new MRAP, we missed the most wonderful news of all. Not only is the Los Angeles Unified School District getting an MRAP, too, they also casually disclosed that they've had three grenade launchers since 2001. Read more...

More events canceled because of hot weather

It's not only the Los Angeles Unified School District canceling outside sports events because of weather.

LAUSD cancels outside sporting events because of heat

Triple-digit temperatures caused the Los Angeles Unified School District to cancel all outside sporting events and activities for Monday and Tuesday, according to a district spokesman.

Possibly Corrupt LA District Superintendent Looks for Evidence School Board Is Also Corrupt

last weekNews : Reason

The Los Angeles Times continues to document the rapidly deteriorating relationship between Los Angeles Unified Schools Superintendent John Deasy and the district's board of education. Deasy, who masterminded the now doomed give-every-kid-an-iPad plan, has come under fire for how certain vendors landed their contracts. Show More Summary

As questions arise over a $500M Apple deal, LA school district votes to destroy internal emails

California’s largest school district just dealt a major blow to public transparency. According to the Pasadena public radio station KPCC, the Los Angeles Unified school district (LAUSD) has voted to destroy all internal staff emails after one year. Show More Summary

L.A. school board approves contract to destroy emails after a year

The Los Angeles Unified School District took steps this week to enforce rules under which emails are deleted after one year, raising concerns about whether important public records would be destroyed in the process.

Forget iPads, Education Needs a Whole New Framework

The Los Angeles Unified School District planned to spend $67 million to purchase 700,000 iPads for students, teachers, and administrators for its Common Core Technology Project (CCTP). According to some sources, thus far, the district...Show More Summary

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