The Los Angeles Unified School District decided to come down hard on the wrong teacher.
From his modest classroom at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School in Koreatown, Rafe Esquith became an education superstar. His teaching techniques brought him world-wide recognition, and his books became models for how to engage young students.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
Last year, I posted about the Chino Valley Unified School District (in California), where Board of Education meetings resembled church services.That's not an exaggeration at all. Here's just a snippet of what a meeting looked like:
A former debate team student is suing the San Marino Unified School District, saying that her high school's staff did practically nothing when she told them she was raped multiple times by another student. [ more › ]
A Native American high school senior made headlines recently because he wanted to wear an eagle feather, a symbol of his faith, during his graduation ceremony. The Clovis Unified School District in California said no. The student sued. Show More Summary
"Attorneys for Christian Titman and officials with Clovis Unified School District reached an agreement Tuesday night allowing him to wear the feather... Earlier Tuesday, a judge suggested the two parties try to reach a resolution."Good move by the judge, Gregory Frizzell, chief judge of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma.
A unified Charles Dickens universe is coming to TV. TV and movie adaptations of classic novels were once the easiest way to cheat on reading a book in high school. Wikipedia pretty much changed that, but I like to hope there are still...Show More Summary
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.
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...
To the editor: Although The Times published nice photos of children in a School Readiness Language Development Program at Dorris Place Elementary School, the message about the dim future of this quality Los Angeles Unified School District program was buried in the middle of the article. ("Programs...
Political Action Committees (PACs) spent exorbitantly on a local school board election in Los Angeles, Education Week reported. PACs spent $4.7 million to influence the Los Angeles Unified School Board election that was considered to be a showdown between union-backed candidates and pro-charter supporters, according to Education Week. Show More Summary
Voters — few though they were — sent some strong messages to the Los Angeles Unified school board Tuesday. That two incumbents were voted out showed justified unhappiness with the current board. People are still mad about the badly mishandled plan to purchase iPads for every student in the district....
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
A class-action lawsuit alleges that the Compton Unified School District failed to help students who have suffered from violence and other trauma. [ more › ]
In what advocates are calling an historic ruling, a judge in Fresno County, California, ruled last week that a lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District’s abstinence-focused sex education program was justified because it was...Show More Summary
Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for L.A. voters to decide who will fill three seats on the Los Angeles Unified school board and one closely contested spot on the City Council.
In a groundbreaking effort to address a key underlying cause of poor academic performance, students who have suffered from violence and other trauma are suing the Compton Unified School District for allegedly failing to address their problems and provide an appropriate education, according to a...