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  • Better teachers, but how exactly?

    To the editor: While L.A. Unified School District Supt. John Deasy celebrates expanded powers to fire teachers, Jack Schneider's Op-Ed article (“Firing teachers won't fix education” Opinion, June 12) lays out the real picture. Given that...
  • When the L.A. Unified watchdog watches too closely

     When the L.A. Unified watchdog watches too closely
    If Stuart Magruder knew how to play the game, he might still have his volunteer watchdog job today. But he just had to speak up. The arrogance, the temerity, the insolence. How dare he challenge the leadership of the Los Angeles Unified School District?...
  • Charter school moving after paperwork snafu with L.A. Unified

    Citizens of the World Mar Vista elementary school bills itself as a place where students learn respect and an appreciation for different perspectives. But those lessons haven't moved much beyond the classroom, according to the school's administrators,...
  • LAUSD has enough yes-men; it needs Stuart Magruder

    LAUSD has enough yes-men; it needs Stuart Magruder
    Stuart Magruder probably isn't the most get-along member of the bond oversight committee for the Los Angeles Unified School District. And that's OK. The top priority of a member of the bond committee is not to make friends but to protect fiercely both...
  • L.A. school board restores iPad critic to oversight panel

    L.A. school board restores iPad critic to oversight panel
    A critic of the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion technology program has been restored to the panel that oversees the spending of voter-approved bonds. Architect Stuart Magruder, 47, who lost his seat in May, was returned to the school...
  • LAUSD reappoints member of bond oversight panel after uproar

    LAUSD reappoints member of bond oversight panel after uproar
    An effort to silence a critic of the Los Angeles school district's $1-billion technology program backfired Tuesday, when the Board of Education quietly returned him Tuesday to an oversight panel. The move by the school board to reappoint architect...
  • LA84 Foundation awards $1.3 million in grants

    The LA84 Foundation has awarded $1.3 millin in grants to 29 youth sports programs in Southern California. The largest grant was $449,820 for the Los Angeles Unified School District's Beyond the Bell program for after school intramural sports at 95...
  • LAUSD brings back a critical voice on iPads

    Thanks to the attention of The Times' Steve Lopez and other reporters, the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education decided that perhaps it acted hastily in initially removing Stuart Magruder from the Bond Oversight Committee after his...
  • Parents of boy who drowned on school trip file claim against LAUSD

    The parents of a high school student with autism who drowned while on a school-sponsored event have filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District, saying the district's negligence led to their son's death. Erick Ortiz, 16, drowned...
  • Dealing with disruptive students

    As a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I invite people to think about the district's policy on preventing suspension of students for defiance. ("L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy," May 31) What...
  • George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race

     George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race
    Vying for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, George McKenna and Alex Johnson appeared to be headed to a runoff in Tuesday's primary election. The two were the best funded in a crowded field. Seven candidates were seeking to fill the...