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...
A coach for a Los Angeles Unified School District after-school program was charged Friday with multiple felony counts of committing lewd acts on a child, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.
In 2009, the Clovis Unified School District in California was teaching abstinence-only sex education. This actually went against state law that required public schools to "provide a pupil with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect...Show More Summary
Charter-school backers and the teachers union are on opposite sides in next week's Los Angeles school board elections. But both sides view the school district's ill-fated and expensive effort to provide iPads to all students as key to victory.
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend the contract of schools Supt Ramon C. Cortines for a year, through June 2016.
To the editor: As a college instructor, I see firsthand the benefits that the Los Angeles Unified School District's college-preparatory curriculum provides graduates. I am saddened to learn that rather than going forward with a plan to require students to earn at least a C in all college-prep classes,...
It’s much easier for members of the L.A. Unified school board sitting on the dais to pass stringent and unrealistic new standards than it is for teachers on the ground to carry them out. Case in point: the district’s requirement that all students take the full schedule of college-prep courses —...
The Los Angeles Unified School District reached a tentative contract agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles. The union’s demands were often stated in public: “We are fighting for smaller class sizes, fully staffed schools, clean and safe schools, improved learning conditions, improved working conditions, and fair compensation. These issues are too important to give up […]
An overwhelming majority of teachers union members voted to ratify a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the union announced Friday.
A California state audit has found that a charter school organization accused of financial mismanagement by the Los Angeles Unified School District has improved its bottom line but still needs stronger controls over spending.
I’ve seen “Send to OneNote” as a print option for over a decade. But until just over a year ago, it meant nothing to me. That is when the school board approved funding for the Manteca Unified School District (MUSD) Going Digital initiative, a year-long process of taking our District 1-to-1. Show More Summary
An Arizona bus driver, who trapped a group of elementary students on a bus, has resigned. According to CBS News the driver from the Dysart Unified School District allegedly locked the kids inside of the bus because they were being too loud and misbehaving. Show More Summary
L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines has asked for a district review of food service contracts at one of the region's largest charter school organizations.
After hearing an overview of the state of athletic programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, audience members at a presentation to a Board of Education panel didn't know whether to laugh or cry.