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  • Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job

    Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job
    After Archie Roundtree and Gerardo Loera clashed at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, their careers quickly diverged. Roundtree lost his job and his teaching certification. Loera rose to become chief academic officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system.
  • Want to teach kids English? Then teach their parents.

    To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District is trying to fix something it broke. ("California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners,'" Dec. 17) Amid the Apple iPad fiasco, sex abuse scandal and new computerized student...

    California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'

    California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'
    After more than 11 years in Los Angeles public schools, Dasha Cifuentes still isn't speaking or writing English at grade level. The U.S. native, whose parents are Mexican immigrants, was raised in a Spanish-speaking household and she acknowledges that the...

    South Gate art instructor exits L.A. Unified's 'teacher jail'

    South Gate art instructor exits L.A. Unified's 'teacher jail'
    A popular South Gate Middle School teacher returned to the classroom Wednesday, eight months after he was pulled from campus for alleged financial improprieties.  The case of Stuart Lutz, 60, became one more touchstone in the debate in the Los Angeles...

    Schools should teach women's history

    To the editor: While they're at it, how about requiring women's history? ("L.A. Unified to require ethnic studies for high school graduation," Dec. 8) Students are required for 12 years to study men's history. What do you think that does for boys?...