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That ‘Did the Holocaust Happen?’ Middle School Essay Exercise Turned Out Even Worse Than Thought

last weekNews : Reason

It can be hard to keep up with the outrage du jour, so folks may have already forgotten about the awkward, poorly conceived writing exercise developed by educators for the Rialto Unified School District in Rialto, California. The district...Show More Summary

L.A. Unified asks judge to affirm settlement in molestation case

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged he was molested by a former Telfair Elementary School teacher.

Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers

A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union.

L.A. Unified agrees to pay low-wage workers $15 an hour

Low-wage workers in the nation’s second-largest school system have won a minimum-wage pay increase to $15 an hour.

LA school district puts $1 billion iPad rollout on hold

The Los Angeles Unified School District decided to blow its entire $1 billion tech budget on an iPad for every student last year, but after security hacks and supply issues got the program off to a rocky start, the district has decided … Read more ›

Los Angeles school district to shift away from Apple's iPad Windows, Chromebook

A report over the weekend confirmed the Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to switch up a $1 billion technology in education project, allowing certain high schools in its jurisdiction to choose from six different Windows and Chromebook laptops instead of Apple's iPad.

L.A. Schools To Give Students Laptops Instead Of iPads

The nation's second-largest school district is switching from tablets to laptops, which students may be more comfortable with. Last year, the Los Angeles Unified School District pledged to give iPads to 640,000 students. The goal was...Show More Summary

SF school board to consider minimum wage proposal tonight amid union battles

Courtesy of Matt Haney's Facebook page Hundreds of San Francisco Unified School District employees stand to finally be paid San Francisco's minimum wage, in a new proposal expected for tonight's Board of Education meeting. Matt Haney, a board commissioner, plans to propose requiring SFUSD to pay San Francisco's minimum wage. Show More Summary

Parents of boy who drowned on school trip file claim against LAUSD

The parents of a high school student with autism who drowned while on a school-sponsored event have filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District, saying the district's negligence led to their son's death.

Superintendent José Banda May Be Leaving Seattle Public Schools

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In a letter released today, Banda says: I am writing today to inform you that I am a finalist for Superintendent of Sacramento City Unified School District. This is not an easy letter for me to write. Over the past two years I have really...Show More Summary

Former L.A. Unified teacher sentenced in sex abuse case

A former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher who sexually assaulted four girls, including a relative, was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison after being confronted in court by victims and their families.

Former Los Angeles teacher sentenced to 12 years for lewd conduct

A former Los Angeles Unified school teacher who committed lewd acts against his students and a relative, was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison after he was confronted in court by victims and their families.

L.A. school board restores iPad critic to oversight panel

A critic of the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion technology program has been restored to the panel that oversees the spending of voter-approved bonds.

Charter school moving after paperwork snafu with L.A. Unified

Citizens of the World Mar Vista elementary school bills itself as a place where students learn respect and an appreciation for different perspectives.

Some LAUSD Employees to Get 9% Increase; Teachers Want 17.6%

The teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District are not satisfied with the raise offered them by the Los Angeles Unified school board, which approved pay raises for its employees on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Show More Summary

L.A. Unified agrees to $5 million in settlements in molestation cases

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay $5 million to settle two legal claims from students who alleged they were molested by a former Telfair Elementary School teacher, a plaintiff's attorney said Wednesday.

Let a Citizen Watchdog Do His Job: Keep Architect Stuart Magruder on the Bond Oversight Committee

The question for many school districts around the country this spring was this: how are they supposed to give computer-based, end-of-year Common Core State Standards (CCSS) tests? For over a year in Los Angeles Unified, parents, students,...Show More Summary

Gloria Allred At Los Angeles Pride

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Famed/notorious attorney Gloria Allred rode in yesterday's Los Angeles Pride parade bearing a purposely misspelled sign which references a lawsuit she filed on Friday. A lawsuit filed Friday against the Los Angeles Unified School District...Show More Summary

Suit alleges L.A. Unified did not step in when gay student was bullied

A lawsuit filed Friday against the Los Angeles Unified School District by a former student alleges administrators failed to intervene when he was bullied and taunted for months last year about his sexuality. 

SFUSD Counts Pizza as a Vegetable

When San Francisco Unified School District passed its first Wellness Policy in 2004, it won the "Superintendent's Challenge" award from then-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell. SFUSD was one of the first districts...Show More Summary

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