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  • Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?

    Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?
    How do you make schools better, so they produce armies of working taxpayers who keep the republic afloat? There's little agreement, as Tuesday's court decision on California's teacher tenure rules proved again. L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy applauded...
  • Why would anyone want to be a teacher?

    Why would anyone want to be a teacher?
    The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge's decision on teacher tenure does not surprise me. Having taught for 30 years in Los Angeles schools, I have seen education deteriorate almost on a daily basis, not because of bad teachers but because of...
  • School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks

    School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks
    A last-minute proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to limit the amount of money school districts can keep in their reserve accounts triggered an angry response in the closing days of budget negotiations. “I think it’s stupid," said Megan Reilly,...
  • Who really won the tenure case?

    Re “Vergara is a win for students,” Opinion, June 11 No tenure. No seniority. Lower salaries because of furloughs. Larger classes. Endangered  pensions. Evaluations based on unreliable test scores. Such are the conditions that Los Angeles...
  • L.A. Unified shifting 'teacher jails' to homes

    L.A. Unified shifting 'teacher jails' to homes
    As of Tuesday, Los Angeles teachers suspended amid misconduct investigations will be allowed to remain at home rather than report during the workday to district offices — known within the profession as "teacher jails." The change, ordered by L.A....
  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates. The special election is being called to...
  • John Marshall High celebrates online academic decathlon championship

    John Marshall High celebrates online academic decathlon championship
    L.A.'s John Marshall High School celebrated winning the national online academic decathlon championship, with a rival team lending support.  At Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Wednesday night, board member Bennett Kayser and Marshall...
  • L.A. Unified bond oversight panel wants iPad critic reappointed

    L.A. Unified bond oversight panel wants iPad critic reappointed
    The committee that oversees school bond spending in Los Angeles has called for the reinstatement of iPad project critic Stuart Magruder. Magruder surrendered his seat last week after the L.A. Board of Education refused to reappoint him to a second two-...
  • L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy

    L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy
    In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons. Administrators typically have handled these problems by...
  • LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety

    LAUSD's portable pools make the rounds for water safety
    Just last week, Nathan Flores was feigning stomachaches so he wouldn't have to swim in the 3-foot deep swimming pool, his mother said. But this week, Nathan, 5, splashes around like a koi in a pond. Free daily lessons have taught him to be less afraid...
  • Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines

    Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines
    Starting middle school comes with a whole host of worries -- going to a new school, picking electives, making friends -- but coming down with whooping cough doesn’t need to be one of them. For incoming 7th grade students in the Los Angeles Unified...