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  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Unified didn't do its homework on ethnic studies requirement

    L.A. Unified didn't do its homework on ethnic studies requirement
    Ideally, high school history courses would not be so overwhelmingly focused on the accomplishments of white males and would pay more attention to the roles played by others. There has been progress in that direction — in fact, the College Board...
  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Four reasons to be glad a federal grand jury is investigating L.A. Unified's iPads

    Four reasons to be glad a federal grand jury is investigating L.A. Unified's iPads
    There was a lot to dislike about the proposal to buy $500 million worth of iPads for Los Angeles Unified School District students (plus $800 million for the necessary broadband at schools): The price, the incomplete curriculum, the paucity of serious...
  • Football: Dorsey principal offers statement on firing of Paul Knox

    Reginald Sample, the principal of Dorsey High who told Paul Knox on Tuesday that he would no longer be the football coach, issued a statement on Wednesday through the Los Angeles Unified School District's communications office saying he wanted Knox to...