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Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job

After Archie Roundtree and Gerardo Loera clashed at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, their careers quickly diverged. Roundtree lost his job and his teaching certification. Loera rose to become chief academic officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's...

Want to teach kids English? Then teach their parents.

To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District is trying to fix something it broke. ("California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners,'" Dec. 17)

South Gate art instructor exits L.A. Unified's 'teacher jail'

A popular South Gate Middle School teacher returned to the classroom Wednesday, eight months after he was pulled from campus for alleged financial improprieties. 

South Gate art instructor exits L.A. Unified's 'teacher jail'

A popular South Gate Middle School teacher returned to the classroom Wednesday, eight months after he was pulled from campus for alleged financial improprieties. 

Schools should teach women's history

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: While they're at it, how about requiring women's history? ("L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation," Dec. 8)

Largest School District In the U.S. Will Serve Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Children attending schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the largest school district in the nation, will soon be eating better meat.

L.A. Unified didn't do its homework on ethnic studies requirement

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Ideally, high school history courses would not be so overwhelmingly focused on the accomplishments of white males and would pay more attention to the roles played by others. There has been progress in that direction — in fact, the College Board has come under withering criticism from...

90210's Way or the Highway: Beverly Hills School Board Commissioned High School Kids to Make Anti-Subway Propaganda

The Beverly Hills Unified School District has spent more than $3 million of school construction bond money fighting the Purple Line subway, which is already under construction just outside Beverly Hills city limits (between Western and La Cienega), and...

L.A. Unifed to ban the purchase of chicken treated with antibiotics

Aiming to bolster student health, Los Angeles Unified and five other major urban school districts announced plans Tuesday to ban the purchase of chickens that have been treated with antibiotics.

The case for requiring ethnic studies in high school

Last month the Los Angeles Unified School District school board decided to require that every high school student take an Ethnic Studies course. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the San Francisco school board will vote on a similar proposal. Here’s a post making the case for why this is a good idea. It was written by […]

L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be required for the first time to take ethnic studies classes as part of an effort to encourage stronger cultural understanding.

LAUSD will seek outside legal advice regarding FBI probe of iPads

The Los Angeles Unified School District will retain an outside law firm to provide advice on a FBI investigation of the system’s iPads-for-all program.

More money needed to fix faulty student records system in L.A. Unified

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Los Angeles needs to spend at least $11 million more to deal with problems caused by a new and faulty student records system, officials will tell the school board this week.

FBI at the door is just the latest bad news for L.A. school district

With three weeks left in December, I'm hesitant to jump the gun and suggest that we've seen the last of this year's troubles for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Compton school board member ordered to stand trial on sex charge

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A member of the Compton Unified School District board was ordered Thursday to stand trial in San Diego on a sex charge.

Two Women “Condemn” California School Board Trustees for Honoring Sikh Community

About a month ago, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees (in California) passed a resolution honoring the large, growing Sikh population in their community:

Teachers left out of the LAUSD iPad loop

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Whether former Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy's iPad plan was criminal or just criminally stupid is irrelevant. He refused to listen to his most valuable asset: us teachers. ("FBI seizes LAUSD records related to troubled iPad program," Dec. 2)

Jury awards $50,000 to teacher accused of being drunk at school

An Orange County Superior Court jury awarded a former teacher $50,000 after ruling that the Laguna Beach Unified School District violated her privacy by allowing reports to spread that she had accused of coming to school drunk.

How L.A. Unified got its iPad contract

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Was the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3-billion iPads-for-all program handled properly?

Football: Dorsey principal offers statement on firing Paul Knox

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Reginald Sample, the principal of Dorsey High who told Paul Knox he would no longer be the football coach on Tuesday, issued a statement on Wednesday through the Los Angeles Unified School District's communications office saying he wanted Knox to stay involved with the school and the program.

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