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  • Letters: Why is so much food wasted at LAUSD?

    Letters: Why is so much food wasted at LAUSD?
    Re "Nutritious but uneaten," April 2 The Los Angeles Unified School District serves 650,000 meals a day, with $100,000 worth of food thrown away each day by students. That adds up to $18 million wasted every year. Our society needs a renaissance of...
  • California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time

    California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time
    The high school graduation rate in California has topped 80% for the first time in state history, officials announced Monday. While disparities remain based on students’ racial, socioeconomic and English-language skills, strides in the state's...
  • Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff to lead L.A. teachers union

    Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff to lead L.A. teachers union
    Alex Caputo-Pearl was a young, activist teacher when he helped lead the Bus Riders Union, co-founded a group to organize against the growing influence of standardized testing and helped start a bloc within the union to push for liberal-leaning issues....
  • Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction

    Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction
    Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S....
  • George McKenna for L.A. school board

     George McKenna for L.A. school board
    The seven candidates for the District 1 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School Board include several teachers, a reality-show contestant and a former member of the board. The one who stands out, though, is former principal and district administrator...
  • L.A. parents must give OK before iPads sent home with students

    L.A. parents must give OK before iPads sent home with students
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will seek the approval of parents before sending iPads home with students, under an updated policy. "That is a wonderful development," said school board member Monica Ratliff. "Parents need to be clearly...
  • L.A. school district and union settle suit over teacher layoffs

    L.A. school district and union settle suit over teacher layoffs
    Los Angeles school district officials and the teachers union have settled a landmark lawsuit over schools that were disproportionately affected by layoffs. Under the agreement, 37 schools will receive more counselors, more administrators and more...
  • LAUSD should let this science teacher teach

    In February, Los Angeles Unified School District officials suspended a teacher after two of his students turned in science projects that administrators thought looked like guns. Even granting that school officials have a right to be hypersensitive these...
  • Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River

    Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River
    The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...
  • All schools should have good teachers

     All schools should have good teachers
    It's nice to know that tens of millions of extra dollars will go to 37 low-income schools after the Los Angeles Unified School District settled a class-action suit on behalf of students. But the lawsuit, undertaken by the American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Teachers, seniority and students

    Re "All schools should have good teachers," Editorial, April 14 In response to your editorial on the effects that seniority layoff rules might have on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses with high numbers of new teachers, I would like to cite...