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L.A. Unified School District

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  • History classes don't need to be 'gamified'

    To the editor: The article describing some students at Venice High School playing games to access world history saddens those who believe history need not be "gamified," put online to download and reduced in scope to stimulate thought and engagement in...
  • L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads

    L.A. Unified to offer students Chromebooks in addition to iPads
    IPads or Chromebooks? Los Angeles school officials want to give schools more choices in equipping students with new computers, part of an ongoing evolution of the district's approach to buying and using technology. Under a new plan, 27 schools that...
  • State bill would clarify that youth under 18 cannot legally consent to sex with adults

    Aiming to close a legal loophole that allowed L.A. Unified attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old girl could consent to sex with her teacher, a state assemblywoman introduced a bill Monday that would bar that defense in civil cases. Assemblywoman Nora...
  • History sleuthing piques classroom curiosity

    To the editor: Former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member David Tokofsky is concerned that approaches to history such as the Stanford curriculum now in use at Venice High School "diminish content and scope in service to their hip...
  • Bonds should not pay for iPad curriculum, new L.A. Unified head says

    Bonds should not pay for iPad curriculum, new L.A. Unified head says
    Newly installed Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines said he opposes using construction bond money to pay for curriculum on student computers, raising new questions about the future of the system's controversial $1.3-billion technology project....
  • Support garden at 24th Street Elementary in West Adams on Sunday

    Support garden at 24th Street Elementary in West Adams on Sunday
    Amid the usual massive expanse of concrete at an L.A. Unified school, the students of 24th Street Elementary School are the proud caretakers of a lush one-acre living classroom with an orchard, vegetable and fruit beds, and a charming garden shed. This...
  • L.A. Unified fires attorney who argued student could consent to sex

    The L.A. Unified School District has severed ties with an outside attorney for his comments on a radio station broadcast that it was a more dangerous decision for a 14-year-old to cross a street in traffic than to have sex with her middle-school teacher,...
  • At union rallies across L.A., teachers seek more than just a pay hike

    At union rallies across L.A., teachers seek more than just a pay hike
    More than 500 teachers union members and supporters gathered late Thursday afternoon at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to rally for their contract demands. The Eastside site was one of five where the union held events across the sprawling Los Angeles...
  • Memo to LAUSD: A 14-year-old can't consent to sex

    To the editor: Shame on the Los Angeles Unified School District for arguing that a 14-year-old student was mature enough to consent to sex with her teacher. As argued by an attorney quoted in the article, this is what one would expect from pedophile...
  • L.A. Unified fires lawyer who said girl could consent to sex with teacher

    L.A. Unified fires lawyer who said girl could consent to sex with teacher
    The L.A. Unified School District has severed ties with an outside attorney over comments he made on a radio broadcast saying that it was a more dangerous decision for a 14-year-old to cross the street in traffic than to have sex with a teacher,...
  • L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case

    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...