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If A Girl Has A Low IQ, She Won’t Suffer Much After Repeated Sexual Assaults, Said A LAUSD Expert

If a girl happens to have a low Intelligence Quotient (IQ), she isn’t likely to suffer much from mental trauma, said a psychologist hired by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The expert testified last year that a 9-year-old...Show More Summary

Psychologist: Girl with Low I.Q. Had 'Less Trauma' From Sexual Abuse

An psychologist hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District during a lawsuit last year argued that a 9-year-old-girl who was repeatedly sexually abused at school by an older boy would suffer less trauma than someone with a normal I.Q. Try to restrain your screaming until we get to the end of this. Read more...

Los Angeles school district therapist: Low-IQ girls ‘suffer less’ trauma from sex assault

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An expert hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) argued in court that a 9-year-old girl seeking damages after she was sexually assaulted would be protected from emotional stress by her low IQ. Court documents obtained by KPCC investigative producer Karen Foshay detailed forensic...

L.A. Schools Pay $140 Million to Settle 81 Sex Abuse Cases

On Friday, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced it would pay nearly $140 million to 81 students of elementary school teacher Mark Berndt, who was convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students. The settlement...Show More Summary

Huge settlement in sex abuse case has L.A. Unified rethinking reforms

Six years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District found itself at the center of a high-profile teacher sex abuse scandal.

LAUSD Agrees to Pay $139 Million to Settle Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit

The L.A. Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle a child sexual abuse lawsuit involving a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School because, as one attorney observed, due to the “volcano of evidence” against the district...Show More Summary

LA school district agrees to record $140 million settlement in Berndt sex abuse case

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Lawyers representing the Los Angeles Unified School District have agreed to set up a fund containing close to $140 million as a settlement in a civil case brought by dozens of students over the district’s handling of a case involving a Miramonte elementary teacher accused of sexually...

L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139-million deal

The L.A. Unified School District has agreed to pay about $139 million to settle claims that a Miramonte Elementary School teacher abused his students, drawing to a close the lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies.

L.A. schools will pay $139 million in child abuse scandal

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay out $139 million in settlements in the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse scandal, bringing the school system nearer to a close in the costly and lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies, attorneys said Friday.

LAUSD iPad Contract Resurrected

The interim superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Ramon Cortines, wants to reverse course from his predecessor, John Deasy, and spend $22 million in bond money for over 20,000 iPads, reviving a canceled contract with Apple and Pearson. Show More Summary

Oversight of student records program 'grossly inadequate,' audit finds

An investigation into the rollout of a new online student records system by the Los Angeles Unified School District found that management of the project was "grossly inadequate."

L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case

The Los Angeles Board of Education discussed a possible settlement offer Tuesday involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of feeding semen to his students in what became the largest and costliest child abuse case in the school system.

School Says 14-Year-Old Girl Was Mature Enough to Consent to Sex With Teacher

Post by Kiri Blakeley. Is a 14-year-old girl ever mature enough to consent to sex with an adult? Most of us would say hell no, but a Los Angeles school district is arguing that she can be. The Los Angeles Unified School District is being sued by a 14-year-old girl who had a six-month-long sexual "relationship" with a teacher. Show More Summary

L.A. Unified says girl, 14, could consent to sex with teacher

L.A. Unified officials are coming under fire for allowing their attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old student was mature enough to consent to sex with her middle school math teacher.

LA School District: Students Can Consent to Sex With Their Teachers

In an alarming court case from last November, lawyers representing the Los Angeles Unified School District successfully argued that a 14-year-old girl involved with her 28-year-old teacher consented to having sex. Read more...

L.A. Unified schools chief to restore parent power to overhaul failing schools

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines said Tuesday that he will allow parents to petition for sweeping changes in their failing schools, reversing the district’s previous position that it was not subject this year to the "parent trigger" law allowing such overhauls.

L.A. Unified schools chief to restore parent power to overhaul failing schools

Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines said Tuesday that he will allow parents to petition for sweeping changes in their failing schools, reversing the district’s previous position that it was not subject this year to the "parent trigger" law allowing such overhauls.

L.A. school district reports more problems with student records

The Los Angeles Unified School District suffered through another rough week with its new and malfunctioning student records system.

L.A. school district reports more problems with student records

The Los Angeles Unified School District suffered through another rough week with its new and malfunctioning student records system.

Girls' volleyball: West Shores is 23-0 and ready to compete for Division 7 title

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

West Shores High School, a seventh through 12th grade public school located in Salton City and part of the Coachella Valley Unified School District, is having a girls' volleyball season to remember.

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