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Wisconsin Public School District Puts Developmentally Delayed 3-Year-Olds in a Christian Program

For three-year-olds with developmental delays, the Beaver Dam Unified School District in Wisconsin has a program in which those kids are sent to a private preschool. It's a way to give those kids the attention and help they need.But when one mother was told about the program, she was directed to St. Show More Summary

Three things to know about how L.A. schools are using your money

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District approved $7.6 billion in spending for the upcoming fiscal year. But where does that money go, and who decides how to spend it? Here are a few things to know about the 2016-17 budget. 1. Most of the money goes to salaries and benefits Most of the...

In the search for better graduation rates, schools are fudging the numbers

In 2014, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced a spectacular improvement in its graduation rate: Fully 77% of students who had come in as 9th graders four years earlier were now going to graduate as seniors. But there was a bit of a trick behind the number: It included only students...

Fund set up to raise money for L.A. Unified merges with group starting two charter schools

Two organizations set up to work within the traditional public school system are moving away from their original mission — and from the Los Angeles Unified School District — in the name of better helping students. The governing boards of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and the group LA’s...

Parents and principals will weigh in on charter placements at L.A. school campuses

Families and schools in L.A. Unified could get more of a say in the way the district allocates space to charter schools, thanks to a committee the Los Angeles Unified School District board voted to create Tuesday. The school board directed the superintendent to form a group that will suggest ways...

Are the LAUSD's online makeup courses devaluing its diplomas?

To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District’s online credit-recovery courses for students who fail classes and are in danger of not graduating deserve more scrutiny. (“What’s really in LAUSD’s online credit recovery courses?” editorial, June 19) As a high school teacher, I feel that...

Traditional L.A. Unified schools and charter schools need to learn to share

The tension between charter schools and traditional Los Angeles Unified schools has never been higher. The district is in bad financial straits as a result of lower enrollment, while a new philanthropic group calling itself the Great Public Schools Initiative has plans to fund more charter schools,...

Verna B. Dauterive dies at 93; longtime L.A. Unified principal and honorary USC trustee

Verna B. Dauterive, a USC donor and longtime Los Angeles Unified School District principal, died June 1 of natural causes. She was 93. Dauterive was hired by L.A. schools in 1943, one of only four black teachers in the district at the time. Four decades later, Dauterive and her husband, Peter,...

School Support Workers Bounce SEIU, Join Independent Local

A group of about 500 education support employees in the Poway Unified School District in southern California ended their 28-year relationship with SEIU and voted to join the independent Poway School Employees Association, which already represents 1,500 other classified employees in the district. Show More Summary

What's really in LAUSD's online credit recovery courses?

Because of new rules designed to raise graduation standards, officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District woke up in December to the grim news that only half of its students were on track to graduate, down from 74% the year before. The problem was that this was the first year all students...

State Supreme Court upholds conviction of former Beverly Hills schools chief

More than four years after a jury found former Beverly Hills Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard guilty of misappropriating public funds, the state Supreme Court has affirmed the decision, according to court records published Thursday. In January 2012, Hubbard was convicted in Los Angeles...

Kickin' it old school: All the body-on-frame SUVs you can currently buy - Roadshow

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Does the idea of a unified chassis and body send chills down your spine? Some of these body-on-frame bruisers still exist. Here are the ones you can still pick up.

Kickin' it old school: All the body-on-frame SUVs you can currently buy - Roadshow

Does the idea of a unified chassis and body send chills down your spine? Some of these body-on-frame bruisers still exist. Here are the ones you can still pick up.

L.A. Unified's school board wants to use state funds for special education students

Los Angeles school officials vowed Tuesday to fight to be able to spend the money they get from the state for special education programs. The response follows a California Department of Education decision in May that required the district to redirect hundreds of millions of dollars for students...

Coalition says L.A. Unified underfunds neediest students

The Los Angeles school system is improperly diverting money from programs for the students who need it most, including those from low-income families, according to a coalition of local groups. The use of hundreds of millions of dollars is at stake. The dispute centers on increased state funding...

L.A. Unified teacher's assistant accused of sexual battery on students

A teacher’s assistant at a downtown Los Angeles Unified high school was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of inappropriately touching a student, police officials said. Pil Mendez, 34, was a teacher assistant at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex off 3rd Street and Lucas Avenue when a student  reported...

What it's like to graduate from L.A. Unified as an untraditional student

Destin Thompson has attended five high schools in two states. Many Los Angeles Unified School District high school students graduate Thursday, but Thompson was one of hundreds of students from more than two dozen alternative high schools who moved their tassels across their mortarboards Wednesday....

Who gets to decide which L.A. public school campuses have to share space with charters?

By the time parents find out that their kids’ school will share a campus with a charter school, the decision to put it there has usually already been made. Los Angeles Unified School District board member Ref Rodriguez, a charter supporter who founded a network of charter schools in Los Angeles,...

HUFFPOST HILL - GOP Desperately Avoiding Eye Contact As It Middle School Slow Dances With Trump

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Despite the fact that Obama's Labor Department cronies tampered with it, Donald Trump seized on today’s weak jobs report. Paul Ryan questioned Trump’s comments about a Mexican-American judge, further unifying the Republican Party. And...Show More Summary

For the record

  La Cañada teachers: In the May 27 California section, an article about La Cañada Unified School District reaching a tentative deal with its teachers union said that the highest earnable base salary would rise to $112,309. That figure is for school psychologists; for teachers, it would rise to...

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