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What LAUSD needs in its next superintendent

The Los Angeles Unified School District has at most a year to replace Ramon C. Cortines as superintendent. This is a crucial time for the district, which has weathered many controversies in the last decade. It is also a crucial time for American public education, which has been under assault for...

Another One Bites The Dust! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & LAUSD Pull Their Charity Golf Tournament From Donald Trump's Golf Course!

At this rate, it doesn't seem like Donald Trump's golf courses are going to see much action. That's because the Los Angeles Unified School District is the newest organization to pull a charity golf tournament from a Trump-affiliated course. [ Related: Donald Says Losing These Events Makes Him Richer ] ESPN and the PGA have also completely dropped [...]

L.A. Unified cancels golf tournament at Trump-owned course

Los Angeles school district officials have canceled plans to hold a fundraising tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in response to comments made by Donald Trump about immigrants.

L.A. Unified cancels golf tournament at Trump-owned course

Los Angeles school district officials have canceled plans to hold a fundraising tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in response to comments made by Donald Trump about immigrants.

'Sexting' Added To Los Angeles' School Curriculum

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sext ed will be part of the curriculum for Los Angeles students this fall. The LA Unified School District will roll out a broad plan to educate students on the dangers of sharing sexually explicit photos via texting...Show More Summary

Suit accuses L.A. Unified of diverting millions meant for needy students

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Unified School District has illegally shortchanged high-needs students of millions of dollars meant for them under the state's new school finance system, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.  

Give LAUSD teacher Rafe Esquith a break

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Unified School District decided to come down hard on the wrong teacher.

We could surprise them and they could see that we are good kids

Katrina Schwartz said Many students at [Los Angeles Unified School District’s Roosevelt High School] felt the news media had mischaracterized their school and its students as criminals for figuring out how to get around the iPad’s security features, often to access educational information. “We were really caught up in how they kept calling Roosevelt ‘hackers,’” said [...]

Do iPads Belong In Schools?

When the Los Angeles Unified School District decided decided to investigate possible litigation for its ill-fated plan to incorporate iPads and tablet software from Pearson earlier this year, it marked the most expensive instance of a school district losing faith in Apple’s technological promises. Apple has a long tradition of [...]

The Michael Kane Murder Case

In 2002, Michael Rodney Kane, an elementary school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, married Michelle, a paralegal and notary public. That year the couple purchased a house in Canoga Park they couldn't afford. In September...Show More Summary

LAUSD gives approval to practice on professional development days

Sports teams in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be able to practice and play games on professional development days under a rule change approved earlier this week.

L.A. Unified embarrassed again by its act-fast habit

It's all too typical at the Los Angeles Unified School District: Leaders want to make a change to help the district's students, but instead of investigating costs, options and whether the change is even achievable or desirable, the board forges ahead. Only after it has committed itself do the very...

Teacher sentenced to life in prison for killing his estranged wife

 A Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus three additional years Tuesday for stabbing his wife to death outside a West Hills home in 2013, according to the Los...Show More Summary

L.A. Unified after-school coach is suspected of molesting nine girls

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A coach for a Los Angeles Unified School District after-school program was charged Friday with multiple felony counts of committing lewd acts on a child, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.

In L.A. Unified races, both union and charter school backers target iPads

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Charter-school backers and the teachers union are on opposite sides in next week's Los Angeles school board elections. But both sides view the school district's ill-fated and expensive effort to provide iPads to all students as key to victory.

LAUSD shouldn't lower the bar for struggling students

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: As a college instructor, I see firsthand the benefits that the Los Angeles Unified School District's college-preparatory curriculum provides graduates. I am saddened to learn that rather than going forward with a plan to require students to earn at least a C in all college-prep classes,...

A First in the History of Collective Bargaining

The Los Angeles Unified School District reached a tentative contract agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles. The union’s demands were often stated in public: “We are fighting for smaller class sizes, fully staffed schools, clean and safe schools, improved learning conditions, improved working conditions, and fair compensation. These issues are too important to give up […]

L.A. Unified teachers ratify three-year contract

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

An overwhelming majority of teachers union members voted to ratify a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the union announced Friday.

State auditor finds improvement in embattled charter school chain

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A California state audit has found that a charter school organization accused of financial mismanagement by the Los Angeles Unified School District has improved its bottom line but still needs stronger controls over spending.

LAUSD coaches work for less than minimum wage, panel hears

After hearing an overview of the state of athletic programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, audience members at a presentation to a Board of Education panel didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

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