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President Trump addresses 'a nation in grief' on Florida shooting, tells US children they are 'never alone'

5 days agoNews : The Lookout

President Trump addressed the American public on Thursday following the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., speaking of unifying bonds and emphasizing mental health in his remarks. "My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief," Trump said. Show More Summary

El Camino Real Charter High School wins L.A. Academic Decathlon

In something of an upset, El Camino Real Charter High School has won the 2018 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Sunday. Though El Camino, located in Woodland Hills, was clearly an academic powerhouse in this competition, the win ran counter to recent...

L.A. Unified once again embarks on a tough search for a new superintendent

Less than two years after members of the L.A. school board chose a superintendent from the district’s ranks, they now find themselves in search of a new one — and the task may be harder than ever. The nation’s second-largest school system has a dizzying array of problems, but the board is divided...

Search firm must give L.A. Unified a mostly free do-over in hunt for schools chief

The unexpected departure of Los Angeles schools Supt. Michelle King — after less than two years on the job — has triggered a rarely used clause in the contract of an executive search firm: its warranty. The contract the school district signed with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates stated that the...

Public School Board Member Threatens Boss Of Woman Who Spoke Out Against School Book Banning

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The VC Star has a slightly bizarre article about a school board trustee of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (in Southern California) named Mike Dunn, who apparently was upset about a speech given by a mother at a board meeting. Show More Summary

What exactly does L.A. Unified do to try to prevent school shootings?

A classroom shooting at a Los Angeles campus on Thursday raised new questions about how best to keep schools safe.

Middle school shooting renews debate over how L.A. Unified keeps students safe

Frightened parents rushed to the scene of a Los Angeles middle school Thursday morning, crowding outside the gates, desperate to hear if their children were safe. Word had spread fast that a gun had gone off in a classroom and that students had been shot. News helicopter footage showed a handcuffed...

Let's hope the Salvador Castro Middle School shooting finally wakes up L.A. Unified on school safety

The Thursday morning shooting at Salvador Castro Middle School in Westlake brings clashing concerns about weapons on campus face to face. On one side are civil rights advocates, as well as some parents and charter school operators, who decry the Los Angeles Unified School District’s policy of randomly...

Amid middle school shooting, a debate rages over random weapons searches at L.A. campuses

The shooting Thursday at a middle school in the Westlake area comes amid a debate in the Los Angeles Unified School District about the effectiveness and fairness of random searches for weapons on campuses. LAUSD is the only school district its size that requires every middle and high school campus...

2 injured, suspect arrested at Los Angeles school shooting

A suspect was arrested Thursday following a school shooting in Los Angeles, police said. There are two victims — one male and one female, the LA Unified School District told media. Two people were injured and one suspect was arrested...Show More Summary

Two senior L.A. school district officials resign amid sexual harassment allegations

Two senior administrators have resigned amid allegations that they tolerated a climate of sexual harassment in the procurement division of the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are George Silva, chief procurement officer, and Quinton Dean, deputy chief procurement officer, The Times has...

Agreement between unions and L.A. Unified preserves health benefits, but it won't fix financial woes

A tentative three-year agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District and eight unions is good for the district’s 60,000 employees, at least in the short term. They hold onto the healthcare choices they have now without having to contribute to their costs. “After years of district threats...

Santa Monica school district's conflict of interest investigation leaves questions unanswered

An investigation by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District found that a school board member voted to approve contracts with her husband’s consulting clients on at least nine separate occasions, according to a summary of the probe released Thursday night. The investigation also found that...

L.A. Unified approves a plan to reveal more information about its schools

If you are a parent considering one of two special academic programs at Hamilton High School in Palms, you face something of a challenge: The Los Angeles school district provides no data to the public that allows for a direct comparison — even though it has this data. On Tuesday, the Board of Education...

Griffin, Clippers help LA schoolchildren with vision issues

Every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District who needs an eye exam and glasses will be getting them in a partnership with the L.A. Clippers Foundation        

Kicking Charter School Money Out Might Be California Democrats’ Best Chance For Unifying Their Party @alternet

Please tell Diane Ravitch that her urgent call for CA school boards (see previous post) to become charter authorizers is slightly out of step with where parents and teachers are. Kicking Charter School Money Out Might Be California Democrats’...Show More Summary

Kicking Charter School Money Out Might Be California Democrats’ Best Chance For Unifying Their Party

Click here for reuse options! A backlash against California's powerful charter school lobby is brewing among Democrats in the state. The mood was festive at the annual Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner in Los Angeles. About 600 Democrats gathered in a hotel ballroom on an October evening to begin wrapping up the year. Show More Summary

Trans Student Wins $800K From School District Forbidding His Bathroom Rights

last monthLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that Kenosha Unified School District had unconsitutionally and illegally singled out Whitaker.

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