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At Meeting, School Board Member Rants Against Gay Marriage and Says Racism is Over in America

The Chino Valley Unified School District (in California), as we've noted on this site before, is a place where Board of Education meetings resemble church services. That's not an exaggeration. Three of the five members belong to the same Christian megachurch. Show More Summary

Sexual assault measures aim to unify colleges' responses in California

Responding to inconsistent policies on sexual assaults at college campuses, California lawmakers are considering a package of proposals to address the issue, including one that would require schools to disclose more information about disciplinary actions taken against student offenders.

What LAUSD needs in its next superintendent

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Unified School District has at most a year to replace Ramon C. Cortines as superintendent. This is a crucial time for the district, which has weathered many controversies in the last decade. It is also a crucial time for American public education, which has been under assault for...

College ratings system proposed by Obama is scrapped

Nearly two years ago, President Obama proposed a federal system to rate the nation's colleges and universities, one that would provide families with an objective and unified tool to compare schools and for taxpayers to determine whether the massive investments in scholarships and other government...

Long Beach school board to consider renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary

Long Beach Unified School District board members announced Monday they will form a committee to review all school names and determine whether to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary.

Calif. board pressured to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The Long Beach Unified School District is being pressured to change the school’s name by community members and an activist group that started an online petition three weeks ago.

Advice for L.A. Unified board: less kumbaya, more work

It's time once again for solidarity on the Los Angeles Unified school board, at least in the eyes of its members. This happens every two years, when newly elected members are seated. After bruising campaigns, they all metaphorically join hands and vow to work together in unity.

Tour de Fresh expected to bring 100 salad bars into schools

Jennifer Gerard, director of nutrition for Monterery Peninsula Unified School District, plans to cycle 275 miles in four days with the Tour de Fresh in effort to bring salad bars into more school districts.

Another One Bites The Dust! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & LAUSD Pull Their Charity Golf Tournament From Donald Trump's Golf Course!

At this rate, it doesn't seem like Donald Trump's golf courses are going to see much action. That's because the Los Angeles Unified School District is the newest organization to pull a charity golf tournament from a Trump-affiliated course. [ Related: Donald Says Losing These Events Makes Him Richer ] ESPN and the PGA have also completely dropped [...]

Trump Refuses To Refund LAUSD For Canceling Fundraiser At His Golf Course

Nobody wants to be associated with racist ol' Donald Trump anymore, and that includes the L.A. Unified School District, who won't be getting their money back, either. [ more › ]

L.A. Unified cancels golf tournament at Trump-owned course

Los Angeles school district officials have canceled plans to hold a fundraising tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in response to comments made by Donald Trump about immigrants.

L.A. Unified cancels golf tournament at Trump-owned course

Los Angeles school district officials have canceled plans to hold a fundraising tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in response to comments made by Donald Trump about immigrants.

'Sexting' Added To Los Angeles' School Curriculum

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sext ed will be part of the curriculum for Los Angeles students this fall. The LA Unified School District will roll out a broad plan to educate students on the dangers of sharing sexually explicit photos via texting...Show More Summary

L.A Unified takes on sexting with education campaign, not punishment

When Viviana Martin Del Campo walked into her sixth-period geometry class at Venice High School in March, she saw a group of boys huddled over a cellphone, laughing. The target of their attention turned out to be a sexually explicit photo of two classmates.

Beverly Hills Unified will pay $685,000 to settle ex-principal's suit

The Beverly Hills Unified School District will pay $685,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit filed last year by its former principal, according to a copy of the agreement.

Suit accuses L.A. Unified of diverting millions meant for needy students

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Unified School District has illegally shortchanged high-needs students of millions of dollars meant for them under the state's new school finance system, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.  

Give LAUSD teacher Rafe Esquith a break

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

The Los Angeles Unified School District decided to come down hard on the wrong teacher.

Popular teacher Rafe Esquith says L.A. Unified is overreacting to a joke

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.

We could surprise them and they could see that we are good kids

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 [...]

Do iPads Belong In Schools?

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 [...]

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