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L.A. schools will pay $139 million in child abuse scandal

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay out $139 million in settlements in the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse scandal, bringing the school system nearer to a close in the costly and lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies, attorneys said Friday.

LAUSD iPad Contract Resurrected

The interim superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Ramon Cortines, wants to reverse course from his predecessor, John Deasy, and spend $22 million in bond money for over 20,000 iPads, reviving a canceled contract with Apple and Pearson. Show More Summary

Oversight of student records program 'grossly inadequate,' audit finds

An investigation into the rollout of a new online student records system by the Los Angeles Unified School District found that management of the project was "grossly inadequate."

School Says 14-Year-Old Girl Was Mature Enough to Consent to Sex With Teacher

Post by Kiri Blakeley. Is a 14-year-old girl ever mature enough to consent to sex with an adult? Most of us would say hell no, but a Los Angeles school district is arguing that she can be. The Los Angeles Unified School District is being sued by a 14-year-old girl who had a six-month-long sexual "relationship" with a teacher. Show More Summary

LA School District: Students Can Consent to Sex With Their Teachers

In an alarming court case from last November, lawyers representing the Los Angeles Unified School District successfully argued that a 14-year-old girl involved with her 28-year-old teacher consented to having sex. Read more...

L.A. Unified schools chief to restore parent power to overhaul failing schools

Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines said Tuesday that he will allow parents to petition for sweeping changes in their failing schools, reversing the district’s previous position that it was not subject this year to the "parent trigger" law allowing such overhauls.

L.A. Unified schools chief to restore parent power to overhaul failing schools

Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines said Tuesday that he will allow parents to petition for sweeping changes in their failing schools, reversing the district’s previous position that it was not subject this year to the "parent trigger" law allowing such overhauls.

L.A. school district reports more problems with student records

The Los Angeles Unified School District suffered through another rough week with its new and malfunctioning student records system.

L.A. school district reports more problems with student records

The Los Angeles Unified School District suffered through another rough week with its new and malfunctioning student records system.

Girls' volleyball: West Shores is 23-0 and ready to compete for Division 7 title

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

West Shores High School, a seventh through 12th grade public school located in Salton City and part of the Coachella Valley Unified School District, is having a girls' volleyball season to remember.

LAUSD tests the limits of teachers' sanity

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Whenever any columnist writes about public education, he will be criticized by both the teachers unions and administrators. Such is the lesson learned with the Los Angeles Unified School District. ("A teacher loves his job -- and is so frustrated he might walk away," Nov. 1)

Los Angeles Unified School District Responds To Scrutiny Over ‘English Only’ Policy

The Los Angeles Unified School District has decided to address the complaints and frustrations expressed by cafeteria workers who have reportedly been told they can only speak English during school hours. The sign which reads, “During...Show More Summary

Technology chief for Los Angeles Unified School District resigns

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system.

Education should be the priority of LAUSD's next leader

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: The Times gives a good rundown of the malfeasance of the L.A. Unified School District Board of Education and ex-Supt. John Deasy leading to the current meltdown, but it does not focus on the people most at risk: students and teachers. ("A new superintendent won't cure all that...

Head of L.A. schools' technology division resigns

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system.

Head of L.A. schools' technology division resigns

The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system.

LAUSD Must Review 40k Seniors' Transcripts Due to Computer Glitch

The 38,000 high school seniors in the Los Angeles Unified School District may have serious problems applying to colleges. A faulty computerized records system that was newly implemented in August has produced so many errors, the LosShow More Summary

A new superintendent won't cure all that ails L.A. Unified

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

With John Deasy no longer in charge at the Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board needs a new superintendent who shares his passion for improving the lives of children in poverty, but not his adversarial approach or his refusal to listen to critics.

Student Receives Apology From School After Being Berated For His Refusal To Stand During ‘Pledge of Allegiance’

The San Jacinto Unified School District has issued a statement of apology to an atheist student who refused to stand and participate during the Pledge of Allegiance. According to the Press Enterprise, the apology was reportedly issued...Show More Summary

California School District Apologizes to Student Reprimanded for Sitting During the Pledge

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a seventh grader in the San Jacinto Unified School District in California. He was reprimanded by his teacher after remaining seated during the Pledge of Allegiance. As usual, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center was on it:

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