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LAUSD robocalls: A lesson in how to confuse and infuriate parents

I am the parent of a Los Angeles Unified School District student, and I get robocalls from the district probably two times a week. These are not calls from my son’s elementary school. These are recorded messages from various district officials, informing me of some meeting or workshop or that parents...

AM News: LA Unified Explores Becoming "Charter District"

L.A. Unified explores possibility of becoming an all-charter district LA Times: On Tuesday, a board committee reviewed a report that outlines the process for becoming an entirely charter school district. Board members said the goal was primarily to identify how the district could benefit from the same flexibility currently provided to charters. Show More Summary

L.A. Unified explores possibility of becoming an all-charter district

Converting the nation’s second-largest school system into an all-charter district is a long-shot—one that requires state approval and support from a majority of teachers. But members of the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education said they were exploring all options -- even those that are unlikely...

How to solve the LAUSD puzzle

The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking a new superintendent, who will oversee a system with a $12.6-billion budget, 650,000 students, 90,000 employees and many challenges. Below, education experts, parents, teachers, students and others discuss what the district's priorities should...

A school superintendent with a vision? These Angelenos say no thanks

Some parents and teachers in South L.A. don’t want a Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent who has a preconceived plan before starting the job. “We are tired of people who come to our community and say, ‘I have a vision about your community,’ ” said Martha Sanchez, a parent and community...

WATCH: Lesbian Teacher Sues Los Angeles School District for Discrimination

Teacher Cathy Figel is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District for discriminating against her because she's a lesbian, reports Los Angeles TV station KCAL. She is suing for $12 million. Figel retired this year after teaching physical education at Marina del Rey Middle School for 13 years. Show More Summary

Art Lessons

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

California's Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District has banned any depictions of religious leaders. The move came after a parent complained about a seventh-grade lesson on the rise of Islam in which students were encouraged to draw images related to words such as "Quran," "Mecca" and "Muhammad."

Santa Monica-Malibu school district alleges vandalism in hunt for cancer-causing material

Two people reportedly entered Juan Cabrillo Elementary and Malibu High schools last month in a search for materials they thought could contain cancer-causing chemicals. Now, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has asked authorities to investigate allegations of trespassing and vandalism...

LAUSD's 'restorative justice' discipline policy disempowers teachers

To the editor: The article on the Los Angeles Unified School District's new discipline policy, which focuses more on “restorative justice” and less on punishment, goes to the core of why public education has so deteriorated. ("Why some LAUSD teachers are balking at a new approach to discipline...

Lower enrollment, employee benefits contributing to L.A. Unified's projected deficit

Declining enrollment along with the cost of providing employee benefits and special education services for students are among the key drivers contributing to a projected long-term deficit at the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to an independent financial review panel. The eight-member...

Seeking a superhero? L.A. school board gets advice on next superintendent

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The people have spoken about what they want in a new superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the hunt for Superman or Superwoman is on. The official verdict is that Los Angeles' students, parents, district staff, clergy and others, want a “politically savvy and experienced...

L.A. Unified will not consider new contract for lawyer who said teen shared blame for sexual abuse

The Los Angeles Unified School District's on-again off-again relationship with an outside attorney lambasted for his remarks in a student sexual abuse case appears decisively off -- at least for the next five years. The Board of Education is set to approve new contracts for outside law firms Tuesday,...

Los Angeles Teachers: Fewer Suspensions Mean More Unruly Students

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Teachers in the nation's second largest school district say a new policy aimed at reducing suspensions is also having another effect: More unruly students in their classrooms. Los Angeles Unified School District was...Show More Summary

Autistic Student Sues School District Over Drug Sting Entrapment, Judge Dismisses Case

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Since being arrested nearly three years ago for buying a half of a joint of pot for an undercover police officer, Jesse Snodgrass and his parents have been waging a legal and public relations battle with the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) in Riverside County, California. Show More Summary

Malibu School District Wants Parents Charged For Stealing Caulk

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is seriously trying to get a trespassing case brought against parents who took caulk samples from the school to test for carcinogens. [ more › ]

L.A. school district headed for major funding shortfall, panel warns

The Los Angeles Unified School District is facing a looming, long-term deficit that could force the system into bankruptcy, a panel of experts has concluded in a new report obtained by The Times. The group, which met in private over the last several months, concluded that L.A. Unified will face...

Search for new L.A. schools chief shifts focus to individual candidates

The search for the next leader of the Los Angeles Unified School District entered a new phase this week as an executive search firm officially closed a two-week public input period, putting more focus on individuals who might want the job. It will be up to the seven-member Board of Education to...

After Years Of Cutbacks, Arts Education In L.A. Schools Is In Tatters: District Study

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“For the first time, L.A. Unified in September completed a detailed accounting of arts programs at its campuses … Arts programs at a vast majority of schools are inadequate, according to district data. Classrooms lack basic supplies. Some orchestra classes don’t have enough instruments. And thousands of elementary and middle school children are not getting […]

Blame me if my students are looking at their phones

The challenge of teaching students who use their mobile devices in class made national headlines after a violent clash between a student and a sheriff's deputy in South Carolina. The Los Angeles Unified School District prohibits "the use of cellular phones or any electronic signaling device by...

L.A. Unified must pay $6 million to 2 boys sexually abused by their 3rd-grade teacher

Two boys who were sexually abused by their Los Angeles Unified School District elementary teacher were awarded $3 million each in compensation Thursday. A Los Angeles jury deliberated for just a few hours before deciding that the school district should pay the boys far more than it offered to compensate...

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