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Jeovanie Hernandez of Cleveland shows how to play national anthem on electric guitar

Always count on the Los Angeles Unified School District to have talent among its students. Cleveland High senior Jeovanie Hernandez, an aspiring guitar player, was recruited to play the national anthem on Tuesday afternoon at USC prior to the Chatsworth-Cleveland baseball game in the City Section...

The Strategy Center--Finally--Gets the Tanks and M-16s Out of the LA School System

Today, after 18 months of ferocious uphill organizing the Labor/Community Strategy Center reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles School Police Department. They agreed: To return all military...Show More Summary

Brickbat: We Missed You

6 days agoNews : Reason

In California, Lucia Mar Unified School District Superintendent Raynee Daley has apologized to Jared Springer, a senior who was barred from attending his prom because he had missed too many days of school. Springer, who is battling a brain tumor, missed so many days because he was in the hospital after falling and breaking his hip.

Los Angeles School District Reaches $88 Million Settlement In Sexual Misconduct Cases

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay $88 million in damages to settle sexual abuse lawsuits filed against two teachers. According to reports, the allegations involves over 30 children at two different elementary schools. Show More Summary

LAUSD assistant principal arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with student

William Webb, a popular assistant principal at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s flagship arts high school, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a student. Webb, 51, was taken into custody by LAPD Juvenile Division detectives, Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said....

Unified School District credits $42M iPad program with helping lift graduation rates from 65% to 82%

The best-known Unified School District program to provide an iPad to every student may have ended disastrously, but a similar program elsewhere appears to have been rather more successful. In LA, Apple ended up repaying $4.2M to settle...Show More Summary

There will be thousands more L.A. Unified magnet school seats in 2017

Magnet schools in Los Angeles are growing.  Los Angeles Unified School District board members unanimously voted Tuesday to create or expand 13 magnet programs for the 2017-18 school year, for a total of 4,677 new magnet seats costing around $3.5 million.  This boost comes in addition to around 6,300 seats...

Did new charter schools really cost L.A. Unified more than $500 million this year? Charter and district leaders respond

The growth of independent charter schools pulls at least $500 million from the Los Angeles Unified School District annually, according to a report the teachers union commissioned. District leaders want to respond to its findings but said Tuesday they need time. The report's author, Susan Zoller...

Union-commissioned report says charter schools are bleeding money from traditional schools

A teachers union-funded report on charter schools concludes that these largely nonunion campuses are costing traditional schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District millions of dollars in tax money. The report, which is certain to be viewed with skepticism by charter supporters, focused...

James B. Taylor dies at 89; math teacher was one of L.A. Unified's first black principals

James B. Taylor, one of the Los Angeles Unified School District's first black principals — and a deputy superintendent during an era of integration controversies who lamented the intrusion of politics into education — died of congestive heart failure April 26 at his L.A. home. He was 89. Taylor,...

LAUSD sports teams should be ordering new uniforms by next week

The guidelines are being finalized, a reference book is being printed and as soon as next week, the 83 high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District should be able to start ordering new sports uniforms for the 2016-17 school year. That's the word from Trent Cornelius, the district's coordinator...

LAUSD police officer charged with attempted sex trafficking of a child

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

A Los Angeles Unified School District police officer surrendered to federal agents Wednesday morning after he was accused of attempting to have sex with a minor, officials said. Mauricio Edgardo Estrada, 28, was named Tuesday in a two-count indictment charging him with attempted sex trafficking...

L.A. Unified magnets accepted less than half of applicants this year

Magnet schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District accepted fewer than half of students who applied for the 2016-17 school year. The district received about 44,000 applications to attend magnets, which are themed schools that are open to all students, regardless of where they live. Magnets...

Gender-Neutral Bathroom Leads To Fight At Los Angeles School

A fight erupted in the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday over the addition of a gender-neutral bathroom. The post Gender-Neutral Bathroom Leads To Fight At Los Angeles School appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The cost of L.A. Unified's digital student tracking system rises to $189 million

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

About two years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District unveiled its new student records system. The rollout was widely described as disastrous. Students were assigned to the wrong classes or none at all for weeks, college applicants worried they wouldn't get accurate transcripts to schools...

LAUSD sets aside $9 million to pay for sports uniforms for its high school teams

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Unified School District has set aside $9 million to be used over the next three years to pay for sports uniforms at all levels for athletic teams at its 83 district high schools, sports coordinator Trent Cornelius said Monday. Cornelius made the announcement to school athletic directors....

Retiree benefits become a flashpoint in the battle between charters and traditional schools

A Woodland Hills charter school recently made an unusual offer to its veteran teachers: We'll give you $30,000 if you return to the Los Angeles Unified School District before you retire. It wasn't the teachers that El Camino Real Charter High School wanted to get rid of. It was the cost of their...

This school is opening the first gender-neutral bathroom in Los Angeles Unified

Santee Education Complex is the first school in the Los Angeles Unified School District to let students of different genders use the same bathroom at the same time. On Thursday, the circular "girls" sign outside a second-floor bathroom is being replaced by one that says "all-gender restroom." The...

Charter school awarded $7.1 million in case against LAUSD

The Los Angeles Unified School District must pay $7.1 million to a San Fernando Valley charter for failing to provide the school with rent-free classroom space, a violation of state law. School districts are required to share classrooms and other facilities with charter schools but, for three years...

South L.A. students will get priority admission to Cal State Dominguez Hills

Students in South Los Angeles public high schools will soon receive priority admission to Cal State Dominguez Hills.  On Thursday, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced an agreement with the university to guarantee admission to students at Local District South high schools who meet requirements...

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